Young City Makers
Young City Makers started in 2021 as a pilot program to empower the next generation of city makers using a participatory and speculative design to stimulate alternative scenarios for the future of their cities.
It started with a pilot in Rotterdam with a group of 15 youngsters, aged 17-23. During 15 weeks we used experience session and reflection sessions to inspire and make them reflect on several topics related to their own urban futures (ranging from future of food, to our relationship with nature, diversity in the city, etc.)
A second round was tested in Rosario, Argentina in collaboration with El Desafio Foundation. This time I created a shareable toolkit and ran training session with volunteers from the foundation and partner associations to run the program autonomously.