London School of Architecture and RIBA

In January 2023, the London School of Architecture, the Royal Institute of British Architects, Hackney Council and Islington Council are partnering with the National Saturday Club to launch a brand new and free course for 13 to 16 year olds that will explore architecture, the built environment and sustainable solutions to the climate crisis. The course will be exclusively for 20 young people aged 13 to 16 year olds living in Hackney and Islington.

It will run for 20 consecutive Saturdays from the beginning or January to May 2023. Throughout the course participants can take part in a diversity of creative and practical activities that will help them to learn about architecture and how the built environment contributes to the climate crisis and what built environment professionals can do to better the environment. Participants will work with architects, artists and built environment professionals to create an impressive portfolio of work that will be exhibited in a summer exhibition at Somerset House in central London.

The LSA and RIBA are seeking to work with young people from non-traditional and underrepresented backgrounds who would really benefit from taking part in the course. They do not need any knowledge of architecture or the built environment or creative skills, they just need a keen enthusiasm to learn and commitment to taking part in an exciting course led by a range of talented experts.

Club members will also take part in national events including Masterclasses with leading industry professionals and the Summer Show, where Saturday Clubs nationwide exhibit their work in a public exhibition – all for free!

27 January - 27 May 2023

6 Orsman Road, London N1 5RA
and
66 Portland Place, London, W1B 1DA

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