Greenspace & Us


Greenspace & Us part 2 is a project engaging with teenage girls to understand their needs for more inclusive and accessible green space. Delivered in partnership with the young women of the NameIt Youth Project, led by youth workers Nafeesa & Ansa.

Read the zine which documents the project, or see the Executive Summary of the research report which was published by Natural England.

Along with project partners I designed and facilitated workshop sessions with the young women exploring their local park and proposing alternative landscape designs, in drawings and scale models. With the wealth of ideas generated by the young women, I worked with Julia at Common Books to translate the girls' drawings and text into a colourful zine and research summary report, riso printed and also available to read online. These publications showcases the young womens' drawings, site research and proposals and act as a powerful call for change.

For a closing celebration event I created a large on-site installation placing the girls' designs into the space in real life, to facilitate talks and tours by the girls to invited decision-makers.

The project was produced in partnership with the NameIt Youth Project, Oxford City Council, Oxfordshire County Council, Make Space for Girls and funded by Natural England. It was a follow-up inspired by and continuing the initial Greenspace & Us project led by artist Sam Skinner, which you can read about on the Fig website.