The Bartlett


Inclusive Spaces: Preventing ‘ruins of regeneration’ through youth-led co-design

19 May 2021, 1:00 pm–2:00 pm

TEXT: The Bartlett Inclusive Spaces

In East London, regeneration can have negative consequences for young people – but youth-led design can address them.

This event is free.

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The Bartlett Faculty of the Built Environment

Regeneration can negative connotations and consequences for young East Londoners. They rarely feature in industrial strategies, and are often not engaged in regeneration schemes. This has resulted in a feeling of displacement, powerlessness, and isolation. 

The Fuse team is a group of young design thinkers, researchers and youth workers from East London. We've come together to explore how design thinking can be leveraged by young people in the local area, and help to make regeneration work better for young East Londoners.

Fuse is a collaborative project between The PlugHackney QuestInstitute for Global Prosperity at UCL and the London Legacy Development Corporation.

In this event, we’ll share our experiences of Fuse. We show how our design came from a consideration of what 'prosperity' means to young East Londoners, and how it will support young people to thrive in the careers they want. While Fuse focuses on training and work, we also tackle cross-sector issues including systemic oppression and mental ill-health.

We’ll share the design intervention we’ve created to support young East Londoners succeed in careers they want, and explore how our final design will be implemented to make real change.

The Fuse project is part of the Institute for Global Prosperity's Prosperity Co-Lab (PROCOL) UK

About the Speakers

Hannah Sender

Hannah Sender is a Research Fellow in the UCL Institute for Global Prosperity. Her research focuses on the relationship between adolescence, societal change and mental health.

​​​​​​​David Adesanya

David Adesanya is a sponsored athlete, architecture graduate and social innovation fellow.

Diana Hysenaj

Diana Hysenaj is an undergraduate student at Queen Mary University, a Young Artist at NEWYVC Choir and an ambassador for Brokerage social mobility charity.