Shape Newham projects in Plaistow

Place of Play

Location: Plaistow Park

Designer: Dis/Order

Status: Installation completed October 2021

Project Description:

The Place of Play mural was developed with young people from Lister Community School and the charity Race Equality in Newham (REIN). Together they explored Plaistow’s identity and what it means to live there by producing a set of motifs which reflect the area.

The name Place of Play comes from the Old English meaning of Plaistow – ‘a playing place’ known for theatre and recreation.

Before Installation:

Place of play before installation

After Installation:

Place of play after installation