Understanding Changes in Open Spaces in London
The goal of this research is to produce a collaborative documentary telling the
story of how London’s parks and open spaces are changing in 2012 as a result of
the Olympics, and how these transformations are affecting people’s experiences
of their local areas and of the Games. We have been capturing moments and
key developments in public spaces and places before, during and now after the Games to show what kind of legacy is already emerging from London in
Through this website you can view videos that have been
captured and uploaded already, find out how to get involved and upload your own
video clips from over the summer, or more recently, which may be included in the final film. You can contact us through various social media platforms or by emailing us directly.
Whatever your views on the Games, all contributions are welcome - are the changes going on over the year benefiting you, and how are they serving the public good?
Whose Olympics? is an action-research project run by the Development Planning Unit and My Street Films, both based in University College London. The project is funded by the UCL Grand Challenge of Sustainable Cities.
We are proud to be contributing to #media2012, curating a social media legacy for London 2012