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First Saturday Workshop takes place!

On Saturday 17th September, we held our first monthly Saturday workshop with the PLACED Academy 2022 cohort, one of eight design workshops that will take place during the programme. The session was funded by Wirral Council, one of our Gold Sponsors, who wanted to ask for the groups’ feedback into plans for Dock Branch Park, Birkenhead.  We invited participants to reflect upon the idea of ‘place identity’ and ‘high-density urban living’ in light of the ongoing Birkenhead 2040 Regeneration Framework. Responding to the Dock Branch masterplan site, our young people produced mind maps, collages and ideas for co-housing for multiple…

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Academy 2022 summer school

PLACED Academy 2022-23 launched at the end of July, kicking off with a four-day summer school for 36 of our cohort of 45 young participants from across the Northwest, held at the University of Liverpool School of Management. The programme included a variety of activities about the built environment, designed to unleash creativity and strengthen interpersonal skills. The cohort undertook drawing and modelling activities, interactive games and challenges about the built environment designed to develop their skills and knowledge. Liverpool City Region Combined Local Authority (LCRCA) introduced the week, with a presentation about their ongoing Spatial Development Strategy (SDS). The…

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Get ready for PLACED Academy 2022

We’re excited to announce we’ll be launching our third PLACED Academy this summer and will be open to applicants from April 2022! We’ll be recruiting up to 40 young people aged 14 – 18 years from across the Northwest to take part in a FREE nine-month programme packed full of creativity and skill-building workshops. Participants will develop their skills and knowledge of the built environment as they take part in creative design workshops that respond to live projects under the mentorship of industry professionals. The programme will support youth voice and citizenship, whilst enabling designers and decision makers to engage…

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