Safe Spaces Soton In partnership with Skate Southampton

In partnership with Skate Southampton as part of John Hansard Gallery’s Community Takeover 2020 programme, we invite you to your contribute towards Safe Spaces Soton.

This new initiative seeks to encourage the reactivation and rehumanisation of seemingly forgotten ‘in-between’ areas in the city, aiming to stir community imagination towards the reclamation of dormant civic spaces.

The platform will present concepts from the local Southampton community that promote the growth of lively, diverse common spaces, environments that allow for cultural activity and interactions to naturally shape community culture and ties.

From urban greenery projects to leisure activities, such as outdoor chess or ping pong tables, fitness furniture or even sculpture, Safe Spaces Soton seeks to open conversations around community empowerment to feel ownership of their local environments and create dynamic, inclusive, safe civic spaces for all to celebrate and enjoy.

Visit all the public artworks in the city!

St. Mary’s Church, 135 St Mary St, Southampton SO14 1NX
Board in the City, 38-40 Onslow Rd, Southampton SO14 0JG
Northam Community Centre, Kent St, Southampton SO14 5SP
No Limits, 13 High St, Southampton SO14 2DF
Mettricks Guildhall Square, 1 Guildhall Place, Southampton SO14 7BJ
Unity 101, 107 St Mary’s Road, Southampton, SO14 0AN
Southampton Voluntary Service, Kingsland Sq/St. Mary Street, Southampton SO14 1NW

With thanks to all our partners listed above. An additional thank you to Studio 3015 at Winchester School of Art for design and identity.

Join the conversation
Check out this Resource Pack for how to get involved, and follow SafeSpaceSoton on Instagram — tag your posts with #SafeSpacesSoton or #JHGCommunity to have your ideas featured and get your voice heard!

Images: © Luke Shears, 2020

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