Urban Pioneers

The Architecture Foundation's Urban Pioneers education programme engages teams of 16 to 19 year olds in areas of cities undergoing dramatic change. Young people are empowered to critically explore the transformations happening around them and develop new skills through a series of workshops with professionals including architects, engineers, film makers, artists, designers and writers.

Bankside Urban Pioneers

October 2008 - April 2009

The Architecture Foundation’s Autumn 2008 - Spring 2009 Urban Pioneers programme took place in Bankside, London. 

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Bankside Urban Pioneers

Between The Bridges Urban Pioneers

June - September 2009

Summer 2009's Urban Pioneers project looked at the architecture along the south bank of the Thames between Blackfriars and Tower bridges. Pioneers took part in illustration, engineering, radio production, planting, mapping, filmmaking and urban design workshops, and documented the project via the blog on their new website.

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Between The Bridges Urban Pioneers

Kings Cross Urban Pioneers

December 2009 - March 2010

The Architecture Foundation’s winter 2009 - spring 2010 education programme worked with six young people living or studying in Camden and Islington to explore the development of Kings Cross Central.

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Kings Cross Urban Pioneers

Architecture for Everyone Urban Pioneers

April 2010

In April 2010, The Architecture Foundation worked in partnership with the Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust to deliver a condensed Urban Pioneers programme in Deptford, south east London.

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Architecture for Everyone Urban Pioneers

Battersea Urban Pioneers

June - September 2010

As part of The Architecture Foundation's Summer 2010 education programme, eight young people are collaborating with creative professionals to explore the Upper Lee Valley.

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Battersea Urban Pioneers

Upper Lee Valley Urban Pioneers

June - September 2010

As part of The Architecture Foundation’s Summer 2010 programme, ten young people collaborated with creative professionals to explore the Upper Lee Valley.

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Upper Lee Valley Urban Pioneers

Barking Urban Pioneers

December 2010 - April 2011

As part of The Architecture Foundation's Winter 2010/11 education programme, six young people collaborated with a series creative professionals to explore Barking's built environment and urban public space.

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Barking Urban Pioneers

Canada Water Urban Pioneers

June - July 2011

As part of The Architecture Foundation's 2011 education programme, young people studying at Bacon's College collaborated with a series creative professionals to explore Canada Water's built environment and urban public space.

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Canada Water Urban Pioneers

Urban Pioneers Alumni Programme

August - September 2011

Following successful multidisciplinary education programmes across London, The Architecture Foundation delivered the Urban Pioneers Alumni Programme in South Kilburn during August and September 2011.

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Urban Pioneers Alumni Programme

Willesden Green Urban Pioneers

February - March 2012

As part of The Architecture Foundation's 2012 education programme, the Urban Pioneers are coming to Willesden Green. 

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Willesden Green Urban Pioneers

Heathrow Urban Pioneers

July - September 2012

As part of The Architecture Foundation's 2012 education programme, the Urban Pioneers are coming to Heathrow. 

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Heathrow Urban Pioneers

Croydon Urban Pioneers

January - May 2013

As part of The Architecture Foundation's 2013 education programme, the Urban Pioneers are going to Croydon. 

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Croydon Urban Pioneers

Derry~Londonderry Urban Pioneers

March - April 2014

For winter 2014 the Urban Pioneers programme is heading to Derry~Londonderry, the first national location for the programme. 

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Derry~Londonderry Urban Pioneers

Thamesmead Urban Pioneers

27 September – 6 October 2014

In Autumn 2014 The Architecture Foundation's Urban Pioneers programme is heading to Thamesmead, where we will be working with a group of young people to make a film that investigates the local built environment and issues it faces.

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Thamesmead Urban Pioneers