The People of Place

exploring places through understanding the people that have lived and worked in them

About the People of Place

The People of Place is a new marketing and archive service being developed by the research and design agency TACIT-TACIT.


The initiative aims to support community heritage organisations and area based regeneration initiatives to engage wider audiences with local heritage.


"By focusing on the heritage of place through people, the service supports communities to highlight hidden local heroines and heroes, in all their diversity"

How it works



We provide community centred, co-design workshops facilitated by researchers, archeologists, illustrators and designers to organisations with an interest in heritage.


The workshops use local archive material and inherent community knowledge to uncover narratives focused on people who have lived, worked and impacted on your community.



We work with you to gather further information about the character. Inspired by archive and community research we use our skills to develop a visual portrayal of the character. These might be in the form of images, films, documents or oral histories.



We publish your character in our online archive so everyone can access their story and learn something new about your community.



We promote your People. We help your community use your People of Place entry to market  your unique local heritage to wider audiences. This can be through interpretation panels, exhibitions and digital marketing.

The Shop Keepers of Argyll Street is the first phase of Dunoon's People of Place project.


People make culture and history happen, but not everyone's contribution is remembered and celebrated in the same way.

By reviewing local archives with members of your community and facilitating discussions around inclusion within heritage narratives, we aim to raise the profile of local heroines and heros who have been overlooked.

We want heritage to mobilise community empowerment and learning.

By co-creating an online archive with communities, we aim to help make heritage accessible on the People of Place platform.





Talk to us


This service is in the early stages of development. We are looking for partners to help develop and test the concept. If your community group or organisation like the idea then either call or email and we can provide you with further information about how to work with the People of Place.



call hannah: 07780604031



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