Derry-Londonderry Urban Pioneers programme, developed by The Architecture Foundation, engages teams of 16-19 year olds in urban areas undergoing change. Young people are empowered to critically explore the transformations around them and develop new skills through a series of workshops with a wide range of creative professionals.
In partnership with PLACE (Northern Ireland) the programme was brought outside of London for the first time. From March to May 2014 seven young people from Derry-Londonderry worked with architects, artists, writers and designers to examine the city’s built environment and the issues it faces. They worked together to explore methods for telling new stories about the city and produced a series of images, models, videos and texts, including An Inventory of Spaces in Derry, which was made from observational recordings the group took with Tom Keeley over Sunday the 6th of April 2014.
Details of the completed work at the project website, provide case details and inspiration.