MAKE SPACE 4 PLAY
Workshop #3 ~ implementation Masakan Othman

Succesfull workshop #3 Making Space 4 Play. A mixed group of young professionals, students, the area's residents and mainly its children, have succeeded to construct 11 large play elements out of tires for the project as described below. Besides this large (enclosed) playground, we created extra 'satellites of play' in the surrounding public space within the area, an idea which was very welcomed by the local communities. The group process, the interaction with the children and the results are rewarding! Commissioned by the UNHCR and by the German cooperation for zusammenarbeit. 

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Project description: In partnership with takween / tadamun I have designed a public meet&play area in Masaken Othman, an area in 6th of October in which many Syrian refugees live. The project aims to increase the level of peaceful co-existence, integration and mutual acceptation between the local host community and the Syrian refugees in Masaken Othman area through engaging members of these communities in the planning, design and implementation of public space improvements. We co-created a safe and stimulating outdoor area for gathering and playing, which is inviting and accessible for all – especially women and children, regardless of their nationality.