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Making Space for Girls: mapping and participatory approaches to research | LSE Festival

Hosted by LSE Festival: People and Change

MAR 1.09, Marshall Building

This event will introduce the innovative Researcher-in-Residence model for strategic design action and explore the project’s participatory mapping methodology. Following a short introductory talk, the event will offer a deep dive hands-on mapping workshop exploring the public realm through a gendered lens.

The event showcases ongoing research and participatory methods carried out by Dr Julia King and Olivia Theocharides-Feldman at LSE Cities through their Making Space for Girls and Young Researcher-in-Residence projects.  

Join members of the project team from LSE Cities and project partners make Space for Girls along with current and past researchers-in-residence for this hands-on workshop on mapping real public spaces.  

Meet the team

Julia King is a Policy Fellow at LSE Cities and a design practitioner. Trained as an architect her research, design practice, and teaching focus on urban marginalization, infrastructure, and micro-economies. She is the director of the ‘Apprenticeship Programme in City Design’ and ‘Researcher in Residence’ scheme at LSE Cities.

Olivia Theocharides-Feldman is a researcher at LSE Cities working on the Young Researcher-in-Residence’ and the ‘Making Space for Girls’ research projects. With a background in anthropology and sociology she has focused on gender, queer studies, critical disability studies, migration, space and cities.

Imogen Clark is a Co-founder and Trustee of Make Space for Girls a charity campaigning to improve play space for teenage girls. A lawyer and a feminist, Clarke studied for a post graduate certificate in gender studies at Birkbeck, University of London.

More about this event  

This event is part of the LSE Festival: People and Change running from Monday 12 to Saturday 17 June 2023, with a series of events exploring how change affects people and how people effect change. Booking for all Festival events will open on Monday 15 May.

LSE Cities (@LSECities) is an international centre at the London School of Economics and Political Science that carries out research, graduate and executive education and outreach activities in London and abroad. Its mission is to study how people and cities interact in a rapidly urbanising world, focussing on how the design of cities impacts on society, culture and the environment. 

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