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FIRST 2023 EVENING SESSION – GRAPHIC DESIGN

On Wednesday 18th January, our good friend Jodie Greenwood from Wedge Collective delivered a skills workshop as part of the PLACED Academy programme on graphic design. Jodie shared the journey she had taken, from academia to setting up her own highly successful creative agency, with an honest account of the highs and lows of early days in a career. Jodie also shared some of her work for diverse clients from across the UK, from sports to fashion and the built environment. Finally, Jodie talked through how she approaches a commission and the design process, giving our participants an insight into…

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Academy evening session – careers evening

On Wednesday 23rd November, we held a Careers Evening for our PLACED Academy cohort, alumni, and parents at the ARUP offices in Liverpool. A panel of built environment industry professionals from different sectors gave inspiring and informative presentations speaking about their job role, what they love about it, how they got there, and their career highlights. Each panellist had different expertise and experiences that were very valuable and insightful for our audience. Our first speaker was Ian Ford, an associate town planner at ARUP. Ian told us about his role, describing the ways in which planning helps communities, companies, and…

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Regenerating dockside – part 2!

On Saturday 12th November, we held our third monthly design workshop for our cohort of young people. This was a continuation of the October session, again working alongside our Gold Sponsors Arup and Planit-IE on their joint project that will regenerate Dockside at Liverpool Waterfront. We started the day with a quick 20-minute group modelling activity. This involved two competing groups producing quick cardboard models of structures that would carry as many team members off the ground as possible. Both teams did very well, considering structural stability as they improved their ability to work well in a team by delegating…

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