Urban Learners

Our Work

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.

About Us

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.  

About Venetia

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.