'Created Space' was initiated in 2007, when a partnership between Shetland Arts Development Agency, Shetland Independent Living Project ( I.L.P.), and Hjaltland Housing Association secured funding to support a project which would aim to engage the tenants of a new, purpose built supported housing unit, in the creative process of designing the outdoor area at the centre of the housing cluster. A lead artist, Janet McEwan and an assistant artist, Kristi Cumming, were appointed to work alongside a group of I.L.P. service users; to facilitate the development of a low maintenance garden design which would reflect the needs, interests, tastes and aspirations of the service users. Through a number of research trips and workshops, where different aspects of garden planning were considered, not least climate ..... a final plan was drawn up, loosely inspired by wind and weather chart patterns, which offers a range of sensory experiences, and contains areas for recreational and educational activities for tenants, staff and also visitors from the wider community.