Feral Spaces is a child centred, artist led placemaking initiative. We work with disadvantaged urban communities to create new narratives re-imagining disused green spaces as sites of creative possibilities, adventure and play.
Feral Spaces empowers communities to reclaim their public spaces and develop nurturing relationships with the natural environment.
Feral Spaces founder Laurel Gallagher is a socially engaged artist, educator and research fellow working with disadvantaged communities in Stoke on Trent. Her goal is to connect a global community of Feral Spaces projects through a digital database of case studies, films and toolkits.
“I believe passionately that we all need spaces where we can connect with our sense of self, place and community. Wild spaces provide stimulating environments filled with possibilities and memories that bring us closer to both nature and humanity”