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TAYplan invited to showcase at the Venice Architectural Biennale 2016

April 26th, 2016

TAYplan has been invited to contribute to Scotland’s exhibition at the Venice Architectural Biennale 2016. This will show case work from across Scotland including the TAYplan and the University of Dundee work with young people during the 2015 Youth Camp programme. 

The organisers were interested in how the youth camp engaged with young people to understand how places work and in how they respond to people’s changing needs over time.

The work recognised that schools are a great source of enthusiasm.  Young people often see beyond the constraints of the professional world and can often think past barriers. Digital engagement using the Minecraft computer game enabled them to use their imagination to solve place issues.

TAYplan hopes to provide young people with the opportunity to maintain a keen interest in the future planning of their area so that they participate in the future. It also supports those interested in pursuing a planning career. Work continues in June 2016 with TAYplan and the University of Dundee embarking on a further Youth Camp, working closely with TAYplan’s four constituent local authorities.

The exhibition at the Venice Biennale will be led by Architecture + Design Scotland and will run from 26 May until 25 June at Ludoteca Santa Maria Ausiliatrice in Venice. The exhibition will then return to Scotland for a nationwide tour as part of Scotland’s Year of Innovation, Architecture and Design and the Festival of Architecture 2016.

Read more about our contribution on TAYplan’s blog https://tayplan.wordpress.com/

To find out more about Scotland’s exhibition material for the Venice Biennale 2016 - ‘Prospect North’ - visit: http://www.ads.org.uk/scotlandvenice16/

Follow the Venice Biennale on Twitter using the hashtag #prospectnorth



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