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Co-design Your Place

Preparing young people to be changemakers, designers and leaders in regenerated areas

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Project summary

Co-design Your Place was created to encourage involvement of the youth in designing and facilitating activities in regenerated local areas. Due to the lack of substantive and practical preparation, nowadays young people are not involved in the planning and implementing initiatives carried out by public administration and private entities in such areas. In our view, they have a great potential to support and have a significant influence on the change in places which need be creatively redesigned regarding the implementation of new functions. Additionally, they have the potential to strengthen the community engagement, based on its identity, history and community participation, in the spirit of social responsibility and sustainable development.

This 18 month project funded by Erasmus+ involves young adults from UAL, Denmark and Poland to become changemakers, designers and leaders in regenerated areas and to create social impact and community engagement through innovation. Over a period of 12 months the 18 young students will be involved in intensive, educational and practical workshops in London, Copenhagen and Siemianowice Śląskie to co-design and implement three services supporting urban renewal by social inclusion.

The project will culminate with an international conference planned for November 2020 where the changemakers will have an opportunity to present their projects, and the handbook will be launched.

  • Funding period: 1 October 2019 – 31 March 2021
  • College: London College of Communication
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Project team

Outputs

  • Impact Handbook including case studies and tools for how to engage young adults in regeneration processes.
  • International Conference where the changemakers will present the solutions to their projects as well as the Impact Handbook.

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