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Finding a Common Language: Engaging Young People in Urban Design

22 June 2023

18:30 -20:30

A Thornton Education Trust (TET) live event, in partnership with WilkinsonEyre.

The built environment around us today often doesn’t serve young people’s needs. Individual projects and initiatives are emerging to tackle this issue, but systemic change is essential. This event brings together some of the leading practitioners from various disciplines – including winners of the TET Inspire Future Generations Awards – to showcase their work. Through a series of fast-paced short talks and audience discussion, we aim to highlight to the wider London community how young people can have a voice in the shaping of their city, and to inspire others to further this aim.

Chair: Lara Kinneir, Associate Professor, The London Interdisciplinary School

Speakers will include:

Tom Bell, Founding Director, Freehaus
Cheryl Pilliner-Reeves, Founder, Archimake, and Senior Teaching Fellow, TEDI-London
Michaela Freeman, Curator/Project Manager (This Must Be the Place), Cement Fields
Huan Rimington, Founder and Director, Build Up
Gabriel Warshafsky, Director of Projects, Jan Kattein Architects
Polly Waterworth, Operations Director, We Rise

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33 Bowling Green Lane, London EC1R 0BJ

The event will take place on Level 4 - WilkinsonEyre staff will be stationed in the ground-floor building reception to welcome arrivals and lead them to the lift to level 4.

Nearest station: Farringdon


Wheelchair accessible
Level Access and Automatic Doors (or No Doors)
Mobility Impaired Walker
Assistance dogs welcome
Gender Neutral Toilet

For queries regarding access requirements for this event please contact: Sarah Yates