Terra, Churchill Gardens Estate, Pimlico


May 2014

A collaborative installation with Carla Wright and Anna Chrystal Stephens, as part of the Passport to Pimlico May Day event. For Terra,  an ‘adventure playground’ was set up, allowing children to explore their environment and experiment through play and risk, pushing boundaries and testing their own limits in an unofficial play space. Pallets, tyres, rope, mattresses, buckets, balls, scrap wood and paint was collected, placed and constructed on Churchill Gardens Square in Pimlico’s largest housing estate. A sign painting workshop was organised but the space was essentially for children to do whatever they wanted. This resulted in children dismantling the structures we built to make their own, creating tyre racing games with intricate rules, moving materials around and extending the playground – reclaiming their space.