The public spaces of the city are becoming less segregated and are shared by pedestrians, cyclists, car drivers, goods vehicles, taxis, buses, party-goers, joggers, dog-walkers, traders and trees.

We want to nurture a vibrant public life for all by investing in and celebrating London’s great outdoors. 

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 Where it all began

 

It all began under a bridge.

We walked under it everyday, that horrible rundown old tunnel encrusted with dirt and pigeon poo. We noticed how people’s faces changed from one end to the other, creasing in worry lines and paranoia. We imagined it transformed by an artist, into a vibrant bridge lit up at night or brightly coloured in the day, a sight for sore eyes. We thought of all those other neglected spots in London. And then we decided to do something about it…

 

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     What we do

 

Collaborate with artists, designers, sculptors, architects and educators. Commission and  co-ordinate art projects in public places.

 

Our projects for 2015 include design commisions for street art pieces and bicycle parking stands; artist residencies in schools and participatory sculpture creations in shopping malls.

 

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     Why we do it

 

We believe that the well-being of the person is directly affected by their visual environment.

 

As a non-profit organisation we aim to provide settings that facilitate more creativity, instil a sense of ownership in the residents and contribute to a more positive atmosphere in the area.

 

 

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What do you think?

 

Artist? Donor? Collaborator?

Council Officer? A bright spark?

 

We’d love to hear from you!

My School Playground project, design by Megan Broadmeadow

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 Open Space UK  is a registered charity in England and Wales No.1157952

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