Seen and Heard

Trainers and pavement Trainers and pavement

A campaign led by young people with the London School of Economics and Quintain

Led by Blueprint Collective, in collaboration with LSE and supported by Quintain, Seen and Heard is a campaign which asks for better public spaces for young people in London, and for young people to have an active role in their design.

For many young people living in London, public spaces are restricted and dangerous, with much focus placed on the lack of public spaces rather than their quality. In summer 2019, a group of young people from Brent worked with the regeneration teams at Quintain and urban design researchers at LSE to explore their relationship with urban public spaces in Brent. Their research led to The Blueprint Charter – a manifesto that calls for the needs of 15–21 year-olds to be at the heart of the design of public spaces in London. The group will continue to work together throughout 2020, trialling experiments in public spaces around Wembley Park.

Participants in the Seen and Heard project:

Aleena Majeed
Ayan Abdi
Ayub Mohamed
Deanna Kerai
Debbie Kay
Emad Sadek
Halima Iqbal
Ismael Dahir
Jaynie Shah
Jermaine King
Khaleel Williams
Komaxi Quessou
Mehaira Abdelhamid
Raden Anandra Natalegawa
Sami Mohammed
Samira Abubakar
Samir Ahmed
Shreya Kachalia
Xhes Kurtaj
Yusriya Abdullatif
Zaib Ahmed
Zeyn Alsukhny

With thanks to the members of the Seen and Heard Engagement Board who are guiding the project:

Hadil Kheirallah – Blueprint Collective
Ismael Dahir – Blueprint Collective
Khadija Koroma – Community Advisor
LSE Cities
Zeeyan Wardah Khan – Community Advisor
Zeyn Alsukhny – Blueprint Collective