Her Barking is a women-led movement, experimenting to collaboratively design and test low cost interventions to make streets and spaces feel safe.
In Barking, 51% of residents do not feel safe after dark, compared to a national average of 21%. The majority of these residents are women, older people and disabled people.
We have been engaging residents since summer 2018 to identify spaces where people don't feel safe and collaboratively designed four installations to be temporarily installed across Barking Town Centre as part of London Festival of Architecture 2019. We hope these installations will transform the spaces you can see below, bring joyful experiences to residents and lay the foundations for permanent changes.