Date/Time: 14/02/2015 from 10:00 am - 1:00 pm


(image from:  ‘Art & The Built Environment’, Eileen Adams & Colin Ward)

The Workshop looks at the evolving curriculum and pedagogy of urban studies and at how the street, the neighbourhood, and the built environment can serve as an important resource and inter-disciplinary focus for art and design work with young people, especially in areas undergoing rapid regeneration. This session will also re-examine the ‘ABE’ (Art and the Built Environment) programme pioneered by Eileen Adams, Ken Baynes and Colin Ward and consider how those approaches to urban studies through art and design pioneered in the early 1980s have continued relevance today. This workshop will be of particular interest to secondary and upper primary school teachers, community arts and development workers, planners and anyone interested in the intersections between planning, public art, urban education and community participation.

The workshop is free but as numbers are limited we recommend early booking. Materials will be provided for any hands on activities. We welcome participants bringing information on current and future projects of relevance which they would like to share. The workshop may also lead to further opportunities as part of a new LIVINGMAPS Project Incubator programme currently under development (more details of this on our website very soon).

Nicole Crockett
John Wallett
Ken Worpole

Nicole is director of the Building Exploratory which has developed many innovative educational projects and events related to the built environment for both adults and younger people. John is a graphic and web designer who has worked with a variety of education and arts projects. Ken writes on issues of environmental planning and design. His latest book is The New English Landscape (2014).

For more details or if you have any ticketting queries please email us


Venue: The Building Exploratory

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