Placemaking

Anywhere – and, it follows, nowhere – can be a place. As long as we are there, to think and talk, to listen and respond. Mark Kingwell

The Feral Spaces project works with disadvantaged urban communities to reclaim public spaces for creativity, adventure and play. We co-create immersive placemaking experiences, digital narratives and public events that build connections between place, nature and community.

Since 2016 the Feral Spaces project has delivered free activities for young people in Stoke on Trent to reduce anti-social behaviour, develop safe spaces and connect young people with nature. Our projects have received funding from the Arts Council, Big Lottery Fund, Canal and River Trust and Stoke on Trent City Council.

Feral Spaces short films, magazines and reports document the relationship between young people, urban wild spaces and well being.