Sophie Rigg

 


Youth Engagement

Diversionary as well as professional development projects are essential in engaging with young people of all ages.


 


Evolve 0.1 (2010 – 11)

Evolve 0.1 is a youth engagement initiative taking place as part of the ongoing regeneration of the South Kilburn area. Aiming to inspire young people, the joint programme of creative and physical activity encouraged a unique way of exploring the public realm and equipped young people with new skills in the form of parkour (free-running) and film-making. The project consisted of two elements Evolve 0.1: the outreach programme for young people and Evolution: a new creative commission for artist Karen Palmer.

 
           
 
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Kingsbury Library Plus Creative Partnership (2010)

Working in partnership with Kingsbury High School and Kingsbury Library plus, a programme of youth activities was devised to develop new audiences for the library and encourage young people to engage with creative activities outside of the curriculum. Ceramics, cartoon and comic book workshops alongside drama and yoga, made up holiday and term time projets.

 
               
 
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Harley Road (2009)

Artist Matt Hand developed the project Girls’ and Boys’ for a site in Harlesden and worked with young people from Harlesden Primary School to combine practical sessions with their curriculum based citizenship module. The work investigates the simplistic way in which society judges and categorises children as either 'good' or 'bad' and the inherent long-term dangers that such stereotyping poses for communities and their children.

 
                 
 
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Fryent (2008)

Centred on workshops in Kingsbury High School run by USCREATES, participants were supported through a professional development programme designed specifically around street art. Encouraged to learn new skills and adapt existing talent, Monorex, a design company familiar working with large commercial clients then invited participants to take part in a 'draw off' at their secret wars event.