Rethinking Maplin Street

Location

Maplin Street is located next to Mile End Tube-station and could function as the entrance rout to the estates east of the station. Today it is a forgotten street where small-crime and violence is taking place. There is no streetscape furniture or other activation of the street in its current state.
As a first step of developing the street into a pleasant part of the community and create a destination point on Maplin Street, several small projects are suggested to take place this coming spring and summer. 

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One of the projects will be to create a large street painting together with the local community, as signal to the surrounding residents that improvements of this street is starting. It will be developed during a number of workshops where we together will create a pattern containing shared stories and ideas. I will be used as a street rug where events will be held to change the pattern of its current use.  Of which one will be The Mile End Mile Long  Hopscotch, which will start and finish here.
In parallel to the street painting there will be an invasion of sunflowers and we will be building additions to the existing low brick wall to create seating, tables and informal play possibilities.