Why should boys have all the fun? Skate parks, BMX tracks, football pitches and MUGAs—the classic play spaces for teens—are used almost exclusively by boys. Girls aren’t asked, and if they don’t play, it affects how active and healthy they are as adults and their sense of belonging in public spaces.
Susannah Walker, co-founder of Make Space for Girls is an author and former tv producer. Make Space for Girls campaigns for facilities and public spaces for teenage girls.
Imogen Clark, Co-Founder of Make Space for Girls, worked as a lawyer before concentrating on activities in the community sector. She believes in challenging the “hard to see” discrimination that arises when decisions are based on viewing life through the lens of the dominant groups in society.
Isobel Araujo is the Program Manager at Territory Chicago, a design-based creative youth development organization, providing skill-building programs in urban design for young people. They’ve completed pop-ups, proposals, and semi-permanent installations to reclaim public spaces in our communities.