Public

Youth Design Workshop

Date
2016
Location
Callan, County Kilkenny
Designers
Todo Por La Praxis
Funded by
Collaborative Arts Partnership Progamme/CAAP, Kilkenny Leader Partnership and Three Sisters 2020 Capital of Culture Bid
Workshops with
pupils of St. Brigid's College and Coláiste Éamann Rís
Supported by
Callan Community Network

A week-long workshop led by Todo Por La Praxis and Workhouse Union with a group of over 60 young people from Callan and surrounds, aimed to explore diverse and unconventional ways of activating public space for young people in a small rural town. Building on previous architecture and design focused projects in Callan, this workshop was designed to be relevant to young people from across Ireland taking as a central theme and guiding principle“How do we inhabit our towns as young people?”

The workshop aimed to develop an understanding of public space in the town from a young person’s needs and perspective, highlighting the limited services/resources for young people beyond traditional sporting grounds and school services. Through hands on design workshops a temporary space was built consisting of mobile grandstands providing seating within an inflatable bubble structure.

The workshop was funded through the Collaborative Arts Partnership Progamme / CREATE workshops strand, Kilkenny Leader Partnership and Three Sisters 2020 Capital of Culture Bid. As part of the first year of CAPP, the partners initiated several national and international artist-led professional development workshops for artists who work collaboratively, across the partner countries.

Images

Parklife
Youth and Skate Park
Youth Design Workshop. Photo by Brian Cregan
Youth Design Workshop, mapping our town. Photo by Brian Cregan
Youth Design Workshop. Photo by Brian Cregan
Youth Design Workshop. Photo by Brian Cregan
Youth Design Workshop. Photo by Brian Cregan
Youth Design Workshop with Todo Por La Praxis. Photo by Brian Cregan
The Bubble, a temporary structure and outcome of Youth Design Workshop with Todo Por La Praxis. Photo by Brian Cregan
Participants of the Youth Design Workshop with Todo Por La Praxis. Photo by Brian Cregan
The Bubble, a temporary structure and outcome of Youth Design Workshop with Todo Por La Praxis. Photo by Brian Cregan
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