LDA Design project consultant, Arlene Decker, is taking part in a free summer school, for the designers of tomorrow, at the University of Greenwich, School of Design.
The five day summer school on Future Cities is organised by Advanced Landscape and Urbanism at the University of Greenwich, working with Sayes Court, supported by the Mayor for London, and in partnership with LDA Design and AECOM.
One hundred Year 12 students from across London will work with a team of landscape architects, including Arlene, on the kind of city they want to live in.
The organisers believe that 16-17 year olds will bring fresh insight into how landscape architecture and urban design can better address climate breakdown, health and wellbeing and inequality.
It is a unique opportunity to gain experience in drawing, model making and design, and they will also engage with urban policy in drafting manifestos.
The summer school begins on Monday 29 July and Arlene said: “I’m honoured and excited to take part in such a great teaching initiative. The places where we live should be designed to express everyone’s story.
“This is a chance for teenagers, who are often underrepresented in design, to explore why a city looks and works in a certain way, and challenge assumptions and decisions which will affect their lives in the future. I am expecting to learn much more than I teach.”
The school is free to attend, with support for daily travel and lunch provided.
For further information, contact Ed Wall at the University of Greenwich, School of Design
Photos: Advanced Landscape and Urbanism (University of Greenwich) 2018