As part of our work with Nesta we have developed a Theory of Change for the Breathing Spaces project. The aim is to capture the activities, outcomes and aspirations for the project, not only to help with evaluating its impact but also as a visual way of describing what we’d like to achieve.
This has been an iterative process, starting with a workshop at Nesta back when we had only been shortlisted for the grant; and it’s been refined through working with the lovely Naomi, our Learning Partner, and the wonderful Sarah & Belinda from Nesta. It has involved a large number of post it notes and hours with PowerPoint, but most importantly, a long time spent thinking about how we can create change and what kind of city we would like to live in.
It could do with an artistic reworking, but for the moment we’re just keen to find out whether it makes sense to people who haven’t been involved in the process. Do you think collaboration and co-production can create a healthy, sustainable city powered by its communities?