Description: Spaceshaper 9-14, a workshop-based toolkit based on CABE’s original Spaceshaper, is for use both in school and with youth groups. Spaceshaper 9-14 is helping 9-14 year-olds get involved in improving the local spaces that have an impact on their lives.
Why we carried out the project Young people are often overlooked in community consultation. Spaceshaper 9-14 aims to demonstrate the meaningful role that they can play in regenerating their communities
This project was funded by the Department for Children, Families and Schools (DCFS) and is being delivered in partnership with beam, the Architecture Centre Bristol and CABE Space. In addition to developing this exciting new toolkit to engage young people in the consultation process, we are now working with young people in Kent to train them in the use of the toolkit so that they become co-facilitators.
Client: BEAM and CABE
“Spaceshaper 9-14 brings a framework to examine a space. Having hard data for dealing with the council and funders gives you credibility.” Mark Stonebanks, Chair of Friends of Fortune Green
“They (young people) enjoy making a visible contribution – post-its / stickers / writing on walls. They also enjoyed the site visit – educating the adults about ‘their space’.”
Joanne Cable, World Heritage Site and Great Lines City Park Project Manager