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.
Zine now out! Read online here
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, riso printed and also available to read online. The zine showcases their drawings, site research and proposals and acts 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, which you can read about on the Fig website.