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're excited to announce, thanks to funding from The National Lottery, Awards for All that Her Barking will continue up to January 2020. We're planning to scale up ideas for a high quality, semi-permanent intervention in St Awdry's Walk and continue to build a movement of local support.
Want to get involved? Join the Facebook group to be sure to hear details of our next open collaborative design and maker workshops in November and December and stay tuned for the installation of this colourful canopy coming in January 2020!
Images of the four identified crowd-sourced locations for interventions:
Images of the collaboratively designed temporary interventions: