Wild East Maps
Working with City of London to inspire local children to visit and explore the green spaces of East London
The Wild East Project The Wild East Project aims to connect local people with two of the City of London’s green spaces in east London; Wanstead Flats and West Ham Park. I worked with Wild East Project Officer Sean Dillon and illustrator Andrea Saer to develop two children's maps for the two spaces. The focus of the maps are the plants and animals they can discover in each part.
The Wanstead Flats map was a particularly fun challenges translating what is essentially a huge open space into a navigable and exciting prospect for children. We did this by talking to local groups who have used the space for years to discover the nicknames for the various areas and by reconsidering the information levels in the current maps. The result are bright, colourful and easy to use wildlife maps that have proven extremely popular with children and families visiting the spaces.
I am currently working wth City of London Corporation on further interpretation panels for the West Ham Park.