Embers Handbook & Tools
This Handbook is for groups and individuals who are active, or wanting to be active, in bringing about positive change in the places they live. It introduces creative placemaking as a way of making those changes led from within communities.
Creative placemaking is the use of creative activities to bring people together in a community and find collective ways of exploring and shaping ideas about the future of our places in ways that benefit all involved.
The following Tools are available alongside this Handbook:
Embers Role Play
Compass of Values
You can download a digital version for free or buy a Riso printed copy of the publication and tools:
Embers Handbook (A5) - £8
Full Set (Handbook, Question Cards and Role Play Cards - A6 - and Compass of Values tool) - £16
Landscape of Creative Placemaking, Poster (A4) - £2
Please get in touch if you would like to ORDER or get in touch if you have any questions. If you would like to talk about the Handbook and Tools, I am available for workshops and sessions to talk through how they might be used.
If you do download and use the Handbook and Tools I would love to hear how they work for you! Please do let me know.
Both the Handbook and Tools are registered under Creative Commons Licensing, please use and share this piece of work, crediting this source and ensuring that you share any versions under the same licence.
Embers Handbook, Landscape of Creative Placemaking, Questions Cards, Role Play Cards and Compass of Values: Katharine Wheeler © 2023 by Katharine Wheeler is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 4.0
Sensing Stories is a multi-media artists book (video and audio links) that invites you to think about your place and the natural environment differently through storytelling, sound, and mark-making.
The Sensing Place booklet is registered under Creative Commons Licensing, please use and share this piece of work, crediting this source and ensuring that you share any versions under the same licence.
Sensing Place: © 2021 Katharine Wheeler is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 4.0
your place activity book
This booklet is a series of simple invitations and activities to think about the spaces and places around us, and our relationship to them. It is inspired by the maps and tools that have been used in placemaking (specifically the place standard tool) with the aim of sharing ideas for creative exploration and conversation starters.
The Your Place Activity Book is registered under Creative Commons Licensing, please use and share this piece of work, crediting this source and ensuring that you share any versions under the same licence.
Your Place Activity Book: © 2022 Katharine Wheeler is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 4.0
This document is a statement in practice based on the Values and Ethical Principles that underpin my work.
It has been developed by asking how my individual values and ethics sit within the collective spaces that I work in, with participating individuals, groups and with collaborating practitioners, organisations, funders, and other partners.
It is not a fixed statement but an evolving and fluid document, a series of aspirational statements and approaches that I am developing and that I strive for. I will continue to evolve my approaches and share edited versions of this document with dates within each publication. I welcome comments and feedback as contributions to this process.
Please use and share this piece of work as is useful to you, I am putting it out under Creative Commons Licensing and ask that you join me in acknowledging and crediting your sources in each iteration.
Ethical Framework in Practice: Katharine Wheeler © 2022 by Katharine Wheeler is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 4.0