Why? The idea of the Open Street is to create a platform where children and youth are given space in the public to showcase their talent, reclaim the space of the street to a place for people and to create a positive meeting place in the community. The aim to nurture the rise of optional and spontaneous activities in the streetscape, in order to transform the streets as places of self-expression, influence and power. By involving children and youth, seeing them as a resource in transformation processes, they feel involved, responsible and attached to the wider urban fabric, generating individual and urban transformation. Furthermore, the aim is to generate a safer urban environment.

It is mirroring the global movement where tactical urbanism activities are taking place in the streetscape, where urban residents are reclaiming the right to their city.

Open Street Korogocho