Children take over City Hall

9 November 2017, 2.00 PM - 9 November 2017, 4.00 PM

Council Chambers, City Hall, College Green, Bristol, BS1 5TR

As part of the ESRC funded Thinking Futures Festival, University of Bristol academics, children and civil society organisations will be coming together to explore Children’s participation in city spaces: what prevents children playing in city spaces and how do we best capture their views?

Children from primary schools across the city will come and talk supported by Dr Debbie Watson, Professor Angie Page, Room13 Hareclive, Playing Out, Architecture Centre and Sustainable Learning. Children will talk, present films they have made and been involved with and work creatively to support everyone to identify ways of working that attend better to their views on city issues that affect them such as litter and dog poo, traffic and transport and access to green space. Academics will talk (but not much) and the Mayor will open the event and he encourages you all to come along and take part.

Thinking Futures is the University's festival to share and celebrate research in the social sciences. With a wide variety of events for the general public, schools, policy-makers and third sector organisations, it provides an opportunity to see how the social sciences inform key debates and advances in policy and practice for governments, education, charities, health services, legal systems, and public services around the globe. It is part of the national ESRC's Festival of Social Sciences.

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