What is placemaking?
It’s about creating somewhere you feel like you belong and want to be. We work with young people to transform disused or forgotten spaces into places where everyone is welcome to spend time, get to know each other and feel connected to their local area.
What does youth-led placemaking look like?
We spend time with young people exploring local wild spaces, talking and recording our experiences. Spending time in wild spaces increases young people’s sense of wellbeing, mental and physical health.
How does placemaking benefit local communities?
When spaces are disused they can become unsafe, encourage anti social behaviour and illegal activities. The more spaces are used the safer and more welcoming they become for everyone.