Green spaces in cities are sites of glorious exhales.
Of staring out at expanses of green.
Of relaxed eyes.
Of escaping anxious cycles of thought.
“If you wander around Bretton, Peterborough for long enough you will eventually start to notice concrete grey patches, voids, dotted around the terrain, amidst the residential housing: these are Bretton’s ghost playgrounds.”
Texture. Smell. The world above, the world below. Light and shadow. Detail. Scale. Benches. Street Art. Shop Frontages. Signage.
Stories around place are slippery.
You pick a start and end point, key coordinates, omitting others along the way, to create a story.
Those with power get to set those stories, more often that not.
Those with reach.
Monthly community show and tell event, where people share interests, knowledge and skills. Taking place at a new local venue each time
A series of co-produced themed monthly wanders around Central Park Peterborough led by residents with different expertise and interests
An exploratory project that sought to unearth, make visible and celebrate points of interest in Bretton, Peterborough and to develop interventions in response to what was discovered
Co-imagine: an exhibition and associated outreach programme curated in response to a proposed redevelopment of Peckham Rye Station Gateway
A series of creative workshops designed for children and young people on the Pelican estate
A 3 day learning trip designed for Architects, City planners and Sociologists coming from Warsaw to London, wanting to build upon their approaches to participatory planning and working with communities
A concept for a living (digital) community asset map
Ongoing research project into Participatory Budgeting as a means to empower communities to have a tangible say in how their places develop
Ongoing research project into models of collaborative governance models
Blog I founded composed of photographs I took whilst cycling around London showing aspirational, crass property development advertisements in London