We design experiences that connect people with place
Social Ritual are an innovative creative agency with a specialist focus on building and strengthening communities.
We engage and activate communities through creative placemaking, events, social-media and design. Our multifaceted approach ensures that our clients have a distinctive and thoughtful offering that helps their community flourish.
We bring spaces to life through mindfully designed experiences. Working within the public and private sector, Social Ritual deliver meaningful experiences for customers and communities. We support our clients from initial research and planning stages through to production and delivery. From our Summer on Queens Wharf program drawing in excess of 100,000 year-on-year to a small workshop, we can cater our offering to all.
We respond to place, and for this reason we work with our clients on-site, exploring the opportunities and feasibility for curating activation’s. Through research phases we learn how to capitalize on local community's assets, inspiration, and potential, with the intention of creating public spaces that promote people's health, happiness, and well being.
Social Ritual have secured partnerships with major Auckland City stakeholders and have delivered events for Panuku Development Auckland, Auckland Council, Heart of the City, Artweek, Auckland Art Gallery, James Wallace Arts Trust and Cornwell Park. We support our clients through an expert team consisting of placemakers, project managers, designers and community leaders.
Social Ritual have the creative vision and expertise to produce the best possible experiences for your communities.
WHAT IF WE BUILT OUR COMMUNITIES AROUND PLACES?
As both an overarching idea and a hands-on approach for improving a neighborhood, city, or region, Placemaking inspires people to collectively reimagine and reinvent public spaces as the heart of every community. Strengthening the connection between people and the places they share, Placemaking refers to a collaborative process by which we can shape our public realm in order to maximize shared value. More than just promoting better urban design, Placemaking facilitates creative patterns of use, paying particular attention to the physical, cultural, and social identities that define a place and support its ongoing evolution.
With community-based participation at its center, an effective Placemaking process capitalizes on a local community's assets, inspiration and potential. Placemaking results in the creation of quality public spaces that contribute to people's health, happiness, and well being.
extract from: Project For Public Spaces (2018) www.pps.org
What is Placemaking?
Learn more about Placemaking and how it can help transform public spaces. Download the booklet.