Creative interactive workshops +
Bespoke Learning Tool-kits +
Public Art workshops with school children +
Online art and design short courses for schools and families (exploring STEAM through scale, perception, making) +
Fun and creative activities to stimulate learning such as Junkitecture +
Family audio tours +
Family creative workshops and design festivals +
Working with young architects promoting Equality Diversity and inclusion in Architecture +
Working with local primary schools, shaping their play spaces +
STEAM learning programmes and workshops for place regeneration projects.
Our team includes young architects and creatives often from ‘non-traditional’ backgrounds, working together in a collective and collaborative environment to deliver our mission through creative experiences.
Our team is led by Venetia Wolfenden who founded Urban Learners and consists of creative teams, students and volunteers.
I have worked in the architecture sector for over 20 years, as both a qualified architect and education facilitator. After working as an architect for 12 years, I decided to make a career shift and help young people explore and understand their built environment, and studied MA Design Education at Goldsmiths College. Following this I was Open City’s education manager for 5 years where my work included the Accelerate into University and Architecture in Schools programmes.
I have continued designing and managing design projects through voluntary work with local schools. These projects have included participatory design workshops, and a primary school playground project formed the basis of my MA independent research thesis,
I am excited at the prospect of sharing my architecture education practice with urban learners of all ages.