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Open Call Workshop

Urban Design Academy call for participants


The Urban Design Academy is a free week-long event to introduce young people aged 14-18 to built-environment professions, including architecture, planning, urban design, landscape architecture and civil engineering. It aims to create a sense of excitement among its participants about the processes that shape their environments and to open up new pathways into creative careers for young people from all backgrounds.

PLACE is inviting applications from young people from across Northern Ireland, who are aged 14-18, to take part in our free, annual week-long Urban Design Academy in Summer 2018.

The Urban Design Academy aims to open up new pathways into creative careers in built environment disciplines – including architecture, urban design, town planning, and landscape architecture.

The Academy takes place over five days, from 6 – 10 August 2018. Throughout the week, a team of experts will facilitate you in discussion, investigation and design challenges to explore this year’s host site, Belfast Harbour.

The Academy will be begin each day at PLACE, Lower Garfield Street, Belfast. Attendance at all five days is required – please do not apply for this opportunity if you don’t think that you will be able to attend for the full duration. Lunch and all necessary supplies will be provided free of charge.

During the week, you will get involved in activities including: design master classes; model-making; site visits; urban walks, social media use, and interactive mapping workshops sketching; and opportunities to develop urban solutions. You develop new skills over the five days. It is a fast-paced and fun, with lots of support and mentoring from the team.

Apply HERE before 5pm on Monday 16 July.

FMI: http://www.placeni.org/urbandesignacademy2018.html