Working with young people to design architecture magazine

In 2016 we worked with an amazing group of young people to design, write and produce a magazine about the RIBA North launch exhibition. With the opening of RIBA North we are excited to share the results!

Over four days, 20 young people aged 13-18 were challenged to create a new online magazine about ambitious architecture in Liverpool.

The group worked with PLACED and our supporters to research, plan, write and design a magazine to support the RIBA exhibition called Liverpool(e): Mover, Shaker, Architectural Risk Taker, an exhibition that celebrates Liverpool’s long history of architectural ambition.

Participants used their skills in art, architecture, media, graphic design, writing, computing and photography to develop the magazine. They wanted the magazine to enable the wider public and other young people to understand and engage with the exhibition.

Not only was making a magazine a new experience, but most had never before done any activities about architecture and the built environment before, so it was a steep learning curve.

A copy of the final magazine can be found here

The group worked very hard on developing an excellent product for the RIBA. We were exceptionally proud of their energy and enthusiasm, with the end product reflecting their efforts. We spoke to the group on the final day to understand how they benefited from the experience, and you can hear what they told us here:

Details of the RIBA North launch exhibition launch exhibition, Liverpool(e): Mover, Shaker, Architectural Risk Taker, be found here.

Thanks to the RIBA for inviting us to deliver this exciting programme and the Heritage Lottery Fund who generously funded the workshops. A particular thanks to our volunteers and supporters for sharing their expertise and helping the group realise their vision.

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In 2016 we worked with an amazing group of young people to design, write and produce a magazine about the RIBA North launch exhibition. With the opening of RIBA North we are excited to share the results!


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