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.