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Showing posts with label PLACE Urban Design Academy 2013. Show all posts
Showing posts with label PLACE Urban Design Academy 2013. Show all posts

Friday, 16 August 2013

A Review of the PLACE Urban Design Academy 2013

The PLACE Urban Design Academy 2013 took place in the first week of August. Following last year's event at the Obel in Belfast, this second edition was held in the somewhereto_ re:store venue, occupying an empty retail space on Bangor Main Street. Young people aged 14 - 19 explored the built environment through workshops, tours and talks.

PLACE Urban Design Academy participants.

Thursday, 15 August 2013

DoE Minister launches the draft Living Places Urban Design Guide at the PLACE Urban Design Academy

Department of the Environment Minister Mark H Durkan launched the consultation on an urban stewardship and design guide for Northern Ireland at the PLACE Urban Design Academy.

On Thursday 8 August the Minister visited the Academy to see how PLACE encourages young people to think creatively and explore ways to shape their local areas. Through PLACE's somewhereto_ project the Academy was able to take place in a former retail unit on Bangor’s main street. Using empty retail units in this way proves that thinking laterally can enhance the offering and environment of the high street and demonstrate alternative use of urban space.


Left - Right: Luke McMahon (Academy participant), DoE Minister Mark H Durkan,
James Hennessey (The Paul Hogarth Company) and Beth Wilson (Academy participant).

Thursday, 1 August 2013

Urban Design Academy - ready to go

As you may know, all next week we're holding the PLACE Urban Design Academy 2013 for ages 14-19 in Bangor. Thanks to support from North Down Borough Council, admission to the event is free - but you need to book online in advance: click here.

So what have we got in store? Check out the day-by-day rundown below...

Inside the former Woodsides Dept Store, 69-73 Main Street, Bangor - the venue for next week's PLACE Urban Design Academy. Photo: Conor McCafferty.

Saturday, 27 July 2013

Wednesday, 12 June 2013

Volunteering opportunity this Summer: Urban Design Academy 2013

PLACE is a small but busy Charity working for better places to live, work and play across Northern Ireland. Our Volunteer Programme offers people of all ages the opportunity to be a part of the PLACE team.

The Volunteer Team motivating our students at last year's Urban Design Academy. Photo by Ollie Watts.
We have a new opportunity for interested people to join the Urban Design Academy Volunteer Team. We expect the team will be made up of 5 volunteers. 

From 5-9 August this year, we're holding our 2nd Annual Urban Design Academy in Bangor. Young people aged 14-19 will be immersed in 5 days of architecture, urban design, public art, building visits, sketching, photography, history and more.

We're looking for volunteers to get involved in the planning, marketing and delivery of the 2013 Academy. Starting in early July, this volunteer post will give you skills in event management, education and learning activities, marketing, audience development and more.

This role is voluntary, for a 2-month period between July and September 2013, and can be full or part time (suggested 3 days per week). Out-of-pocket expenses (for spending like public transport, car parking and lunch) will be covered.

This volunteering role is particularly suited to students and graduates in built environment or education subjects (e.g. Architecture, Planning, Urban Design). However, no particular qualifications are necessary. We can only accept applications for this role from people aged 21 or over.

Deadline for applications: 5pm on Thursday 11 July 2013

Volunteers will be based at PLACE in Belfast City Centre, and there may be occasional travel to other parts of Northern Ireland, particularly to Bangor where the Academy will take place. Volunteers will be supported by PLACE Staff. Some training will be provided but we welcome applicants with the knowledge and initiative to work on their own.

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How to apply
Please email a short CV (1 or 2 sides of A4) and a statement answering the following two questions:

1. What would you bring to the team? (Max 300 words)
2. What do you hope to achieve through the position? (Max 300 words)

Selection will be made on the basis of your ability to contribute to the organisation and your commitment to gaining a valuable and meaningful work experience.

Send your application to [email protected] no later than 5pm on Thursday 11 July 2013. No applications received after this time can be considered. Please title your email with ‘Academy Volunteer’.

We aim to reply to all applicants by email, whether successful or not. Shortlisted applicants may be invited to interview for their position.

If selected, volunteers will be asked to undertake an Access NI check.

If you have any queries regarding the volunteer roles or the application process, please contact us at PLACE: phone 028 9023 2524 or email [email protected]

Find out more about PLACE on our website: www.placeni.org