Youth Urban Design Workshops with Todo Por La Praxis (TXP) & Callan Workhouse Union, as part of the Collaborative Arts Partnership Programme (CAPP)
Create and Callan Workhouse Union are working with Madrid based architects Todo Por La Praxis to present a CPD workshop taking place in Callan, Co Kilkenny as part of the Collaborative Arts Partnership Programme. The Youth Urban Design Workshops led by Todo Por La Praxis, will take place this February.
This week-long workshop with TXP and a group of young people from Callan and surrounds, will seek 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 will be relevant to young people from across Ireland and will take as a central theme and guiding principle “How do we inhabit our towns as young people?”
The Youth Urban Design Workshops with TXP will begin with collaborative design work, with modest, temporary, built structures made through the week highlighting the limited services/resources for young people beyond traditional sporting grounds and school services. These workshops will be a prototype which will be expanded in Summer 2016 with the construction of a permanent outdoor youth space. The group of young people, with TXP, and supported by Callan Workhouse Union, will also engage with local authorities and in particular the County Council Forward Planning Department to feed into strategic plans for the county and determine how these workshops and this research might be relevant to other Co. Kilkenny towns, and to other young people in small rural towns in Ireland.
CAPP initiates professional development workshops as part of a bigger transnational programme for collaborative arts, funded by Creative Europe.
Partners: Create-Ireland (coordinating lead partner); Agora Collective, Berlin; hablarenarte:, Madrid; Heart of Glass, St Helens (UK); Kunsthalle Osnabrück, Osnabrück; Live Art Development Agency, London; Ludwig Museum – Museum of Contemporary Art, Budapest; M-Cult, Helsinki; and Tate Liverpool.
The project is further supported locally by Trasna Productions, Callan Community Network, Kilkenny Leader Partnership and Three Sisters 2020.