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Deveron Projects

The Town Is The Venue
What has walking got to do with art? What has walking got to do with art?
New Economies - Cornet
New Economies - Joss
New Economies - Group
New Economies - Blackboard
New Economies - Ladies
New Economies - Daisy's biscuits (cropped)
New Economies - People's cafe group
New Economies - Playing
New Economies - Rachael

Jacques Coetzer

New Economies


Once we are attuned to the diversity of economic practices that surround us the economy is reframed as something that we can start to take back and make to work for people and planet.
J.K Gibson-Graham
An approach to town regeneration from the bottom up

Long-time Deveron Projects artistic collaborator Jacques Coetzer returned to Huntly in February 2017 to begin his project New Economies.

Do you feel part of the local economy? There are a whole series of exchanges, values and relationships that take place in everyday life and that contribute to the economy of a place — which we might not usually associate with the economy as we have come to know it. Even in a small town like Huntly it can feel like we have very little influence over the economy, but rather it has influence over us. In light of Aberdeenshire Council’s intentions to develop a town regeneration plan for Huntly, Jacques is asking how can we take back the local economy and make it work for us?

Jacques wants to hear your ideas and thoughts on how best to regenerate Huntly, from making better use of public space to taking over empty shops. He will be conducting research with a wide range of local people to try and develop an approach to town regeneration from the bottom up. As part of the project Jacques has opened up a pop-up cafe in town, People's Cafe at No.11 Gordon St.

Find Jacques at the People’s Cafe, No.11 Gordon Street from 10am - 5pm Thursday to Saturday, and let him know what you think.