Safe/Unsafe – Alisa Oleva

A woman walking on a path alone
Safe/Unsafe - Photo Credit: Liz Gardiner
A woman walking on a path alone
Safe/Unsafe – Photo Credit: Liz Gardiner

What makes you feel safe or unsafe in a public space? How does it differ for men and for women? Where in your city do you like to spend time and which places do you avoid? Where will you go if I ask you to go to a place you feel safe in your city? 

I invited people to share a walk and a discussion to discover safe/unsafe places in their cities. It consisted of two walks. On the agreed date and time we walked to a place where everyone felt safe (21/11/20) and unsafe (28/11/20). Once we all arrived we connected via a Whatsapp chat and had a discussion and a sharing of what makes us feel safe/unsafe in public spaces.

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Born in Moscow. Based in London. Alisa Oleva holds a BA and MA from The Courtauld Institute of Art and an MA in Performance from Goldsmiths.  

She treats the city as her studio and urban life as material, to consider issues of urban choreography and urban archaeology, traces and surfaces, borders and inventories, intervals and silences, passages and cracks. Her projects have manifested as a series of interactive situations, performances, movements scores, personal and intimate encounters, parkour, walkshops, and audio walks.