The final modular interventions to create a positive public space, responsive to people’s requests:
A book exchange
A mini house co-designed by a kid who added the light and curtains
Lots of nice seating area, things to read and plants to be around.
A games box: Tic-tac-toe and chess / checkers
And a bike rack.
We also installed a chalkboard, DIY map and notebooks for feedback and people to express themselves.
The best part was probably the return of several kids who ended the day making their own toys after codesigning some of the spaces.
All these pieces can be moved and rearranged by the community depending on what they want. Unfortunately, it seemed rather than wanting them to remain there, people either wanted to buy them, take them home, advertise on them or… destroy them. So for now, they are no where.Photographs by Alex Melnikoff