Happening Here with Teign Housing

Daisi collaborated with artists Volkhardt Muller and Lizzy Humber (Blind Ditch), on a neighbourhood project for people who live in Buckland, Newton Abbot.

The project, a joint venture with Teign Housing and supported by the Bridge South West Challenge Fund, tried out new ways in which a Housing Association can work through the arts to strengthen its communities.  Happening Here brought local people together to explore and share what they think about their neighbourhood, and about what happens, or could happen, on its streets and public places.

 

“Its just hands-on, you get to learn new skills and that and meet new people.”

“We’ve seen each other in the street before but never knew each other’s name!”

Adult participants in Happening Here

Between February and May 2015, Daisi co-ordinated the artists and a range of residents from across the estate to make new artwork, animations, to interview one another about Buckland past and present, and to put on a community event.

Happening Here focused on the values and perceptions of neighbourhood, and promoted positive relationships between people and the places where they live.

Click here to see the evaluation report of the project.