Children's voices in the design of neighbourhoods

This project seeks to explore how children experience, document, and make sense of their built environment, neighbourhood, and communities using digital technologies.

Through workshops and a walking sensory ethnographic tour with local children where they will be asked to video, photograph and document their neighbourhood, we hope to uncover the values, features, tensions, and ethics in relation to how children experience their neighbourhoods and how these feature (or not) in the planning processes of communities.

We also intend to map what children expressed against the paths they took during the walking sessions. Overall, this study aims to enhance the lives of children and their communities through advocating for children’s voices and experiences to be included in the planning and designing of neighbourhoods and communities.  

The team