Amanda is an architect and artist who is passionate about making public spaces inclusive and interactive.
Social Space is a toolkit for ‘do it yourself’ temporary street markings that play with the choreography of people’s movement, promote conversation between people and increase engagement with public spaces.
I hope this toolkit will encourage neighbourhoods to interact with one another and areas of unused communal/semi-private space by working on a project together and then playing together Amanda Moore
The toolkit encourages people to design patterns bespoke to their local cultural motifs, architecture, and environment. It can be used on any scale from teachers sprucing up the school drop off zone to imaginative city centres being transformed into places for socially distanced hopscotches.
“I feel that many urban public spaces are often centred around consuming retail, or that people are discouraged from using spaces close to private property. I believe that physically interacting with public spaces, such as moving through them more creatively and playfully, would support people to feel more rooted to a place and its people, rather than just passing through it.” – Amanda Moore
Amanda went onto collaborate with Studio B.a.d Architects and Go! Southampton in 2021 to design temporarily pedestrianised roads in Southampton.