Shape My City

Shape My City is a year-round programme involving 15-19 year olds in design and place-making.

Shape My City is all about getting young people to think about the city around them, who different places are designed for, why the city is how it is and who contributed to making it that way.

It is an opportunity for young people to get involved with industry professionals and to gain new knowledge, skills and confidence. Shape My City is targeted at girls and young people from Black and Minority Ethnic backgrounds, but is open to anyone.

Participation in the project gives young people an opportunity to:

  • work with and learn from built environment/design professionals and university students
  • achieve Arts Award accreditation
  • gain valuable experience to enhance college/university applications
  • connect with other young people across the city
  • co-produce a creative public event

The project aims to:

  • develop knowledge and skills about design, public art, landscaping, sustainability, planning, heritage and citizenship in young people
  • develop understanding and appreciation of the art form of architecture and the impact it has on people’s lives

Discover more about Shape My City by visiting the project blog:

“Programmes like Shape My City are a great example of quality work experience for our young people, they recognise the significance of supporting diversity and equality in place making and opening up work experience opportunities to traditionally under-represented groups like girls and the BAME population.” Cllr Claire Hiscott, Cabinet Member for Education and Skills, Bristol City Council