Dartington Estate enterprise clusters, an exploration of rural creative business networks
Dartington is a special place, rooted as it is in a heritage of creativity and innovation it has relevance today in its vision of arts and industry working together for the benefit of people.
Today, alongside heritage, leisure and retail offers, it houses over 175 business on the estate. As part of a renewed strategic vision, From Now On was asked to consider how to develop the estate relationship with these businesses, moving from landlord/tenant style transactions to something more beneficial for both sides.
Our proposals considered local, regional and international opportunities to shape an enterprise programme, and structure intimate communities and loose networks of businesses across the site.
Client: U+I Plc
Team: Dee Halligan, Daniel Charny, Chloe Bird, Veronica Simpson
Categories: Research & Strategy, Facilitation
WHAT WE DO
We’ve curated exhibitions, delivered activity programmes and publications, and shaped the purpose and identity of the organisations and institutions that house them.
Facing uncertain futures, we’ve been speculating about cities and high streets, museums and shops, communities, work and education.
We’ve designed workshops and facilitated conversations, enabling big, complex and/or diverse groups of people articulate and shape their ideas
We create tools, formats and programmes, that motivate and inspire learners to unlock their potential and shift their horizons