The Civic Trust’s third and final event as part of York Design Week 2021, is a public ‘installation’. The three events are part of the Civic Trust’s ‘Safer Places by Design’ initiative, which is exploring public perceptions of safety and danger in the city – addressing where and why people feel at risk from harm.

The installation event builds on our earlier discussion event and the happening we held on Sunday afternoon in and around Black Horse Passage (besides the ‘green’ area next to the BT Telephone Exchange building, eg. behind the bus stops opposite Stonebow House), which is identified as a less safe space in York.

The installation event is on Tuesday (26th October), late afternoon / early evening, and will again take place at Black Horse Passage.

The installation will use the passage as a direct canvas to showcase the contributions of the public to the issue of public safety in York over the last two Safer Places By Design events. It aims to encourage us to rethink less-safe spaces such as Black Horse Passage for one evening only and through the use of bunting and glowsticks, no less.

Please send us your photos of the installation, your thoughts on it, or on the wider project to or via our social media channels.

For more details on the Safer Places By Design initiative, have a look at: