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  • Inspiring Spaces 2007
    Photo © Simon Steven
  • Inspiring Spaces 2007
    Photo © Simon Steven
  • Inspiring Spaces 2007
    Photo © Simon Steven
  • Inspiring Spaces 2007
    Photo © Simon Steven
  • Inspiring Spaces 2007
    Photo © Simon Steven
  • Inspiring Spaces 2007, Student gallery visit

  • Inspiring Spaces 2007, Student visit to Tate Modern, London

  • Inspiring Spaces 2007, Student visit to David Chipperfield Architects Studio, London

  • Inspiring Spaces 2007, Student filming at Nature is a Workshop

Fri 22 Jun - Sun 22 Jul 2007

This was a project run by Turner Contemporary, Stour Valley Arts and Canterbury's Museums and Galleries Service, involving young people in the development of new buildings or refurbishment of existing spaces.

All three organisations, based respectively on the coast, in the forest and in the city, work with young people to develop design briefs for their galleries. Creative Partnerships Kent also played a key role in this project, funding artist and architect Andy Evans to work with students at King Ethlebert School in Birchington, as well as providing support with evaluation.

For phase one, which ran from February - July 2007, each organisation teamed up with Year 9 or 10 students (14 to 15 year olds) and their teachers.

This exhibition showcased the ideas, research and discoveries of young people during phase one of the project. An exciting series of meetings, visits and discussions fuelled their interest in architecture, and led them to question how and why the spaces around us are developed.

The work was displayed alongside an exhibition at Droit House of designs for our new gallery by David Chipperfield Architects which highlighted the complexity of creating a new building.

Find out more about the project here.

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