UN Habitat’s United Nations Human Settlements Programme has a policy to provide young people with opportunities to voice their concerns and opinions about climate issues, governance and urban development.
Haring Woods Studio was invited by the UN Habitat Youth & Partners Section to develop our Place on Earth concept as an international programme to support this policy.
Place on Earth is a creative engagement process developed by Haring Woods Studio to capture the perceptions of people in cities around the world about social, cultural, economic and environment issues.
The process has evolved from our many years work in creative public consultation, delivering innovative arts led projects providing influential data to communities, local government and private sector partners.
People’s awareness, understanding and fears about current issues as they affect them in local and global contexts will be used to inform UN delegates and decision and policy makers.
With Place on Earth we were engaging head long with the most challenging global problems, not by protest, not by conflict but by helping people communicate their aspirations and ideas for dealing with the impact of global warming and climate change, by adaptation, mitigation and most importantly through creativity.
Sadly, the project was never realised due to staff changes at UN Habitat Youth & Partners Section.