The Freedom Cycle and Skate Project is a Â£32,000 Arts Council funded education and design project instigated by The Facility Architects.
Between February and March of this year, 120 young people aged 8-19 years from the Michael Faraday Primary School, Walworth Secondary School and Southwark College worked with a range of artists, architects, filmmakers and web designers to develop design proposals for their local cycle track, situated within Burgess Park in Southwark.
The exhibition will introduce the project and showcase the final design solutions from each school and college. It will also signify the start of the voting period that will allow everyone on their preferred design at www.freedomcycleproject.org.uk
The Freedom Cycle and Skate project has been a unique and ambitious approach to creating change in a community by enabling designs to be generated by local young people from the community. The park and cycle track are located directly alongside the Aylesbury Estate, Walworth, Southwark which is among the ten most deprived areas of the country.
The FCS project was developed during 12 workshops, using a unique 3-D computer programme to explore subjects around design and structure. Each school worked with a specially appointed lead-artist who, through their chosen methodology, informed the way of working for their design groups. Their techniques included exploring breathing techniques, automatic drawing, fashion, textiles, modelmaking, sculpture and flyposting.