Thu, 07 Sept|
Your City Your Future: Reimagine Exeter Future with Placemaking & Computer Science
What would future Exeter look like? In this 3-day placemaking workshop, we are inviting 8-10 Ukrainians to reimagine the city with creativity and science.
Time & Location
07 Sept 2023, 17:30 – 09 Sept 2023, 23:30
Exeter, 6 Paris St, Exeter EX1 1GA, UK
About the event
What would future Exeter look like? In this 3-day placemaking and computer science workshop, the Devon Ukranian Association is inviting 8-10 Ukrainians to reimagine the city with creativity and science.
We welcome all Ukrainian women who currently live in Exeter (or the surrounding area), aged between 13-25, and have strong interests in social science, art, and/or computer science to sign up for this unique learning opportunity. In this 3 day workshop, you'll be introduced to behavioural science and placemaking through envisioning the future of the city. You will learn how to diagnose the physical and cultural aspects of places to design meaningful solutions that can strengthen a sense of identity, access, and ownership of a place. You'll also explore your own identity, culture and sense of belonging with the tool of 3D modelling & printing. You'll then have the opportunity to turn your imaginations into prototypes, which will be demonstrated to the wider public.
Schedule (Please note that this schedule & dates are provisional, as we might make changes to best accommodate the availability of participants):
- Day 1, 7th September: Meet at Conversation cafe. Introduction to placemaking, art-thinking. Walking trip in Exeter.
- Day 2, 8th September: FabLab, Exeter Library. Internal reflection and exploration of self, identity in relation to the change of environment. Introduction to TinkerCAD & 3D printing.
- Day 3, 9th September: Creative Quadrant, University of Exeter. Activities around creativity. In-depth learnings on placemaking behaviroual science. Prototyping in groups.
Massive thanks to the British Science Festival & Exeter Science Centre, for making this project possible with the Community Grants.