Engaging Youth Voices: Building Power through Art, Media and Design

APA California Chapter


Monday, September 25, 2017
3:15 p.m. - 4:45 p.m. PDT

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The perspectives of young people can uniquely shape the future of our cities. Art, design, and media are powerful tools to unlock their creativity to solve complex planning issues. This session includes an interactive format, beginning with an “open house” of four youth engagement projects that utilize art, design and media to empower young people in their communities. These innovative projects include: An award-winning master's thesis that involves physical model-building activities with high school students in Santa Rosa; The Vacaville REACH Youth Coalition's Rocky Hill Trail project, which uses multi-media tools to promote safe access to public trails; Y-PLAN, a world-renowned program of UC Berkeley that facilitates collaboration between high school students and urban design projects; An urban greening project in Ashland Cherryland that incorporates digital and in-person youth design activities. Through a moderated panel discussion including youth participants, we will explore trends and lessons learned from these projects. The conversation will also highlight other inventive techniques, such as mobile digital games, social media platforms and virtual reality. Youth representatives will conduct a live media project to capture the key takeaways from the session. 


Jamillah Jordan

Jamillah is a Community Engagement Specialist with over 10 years experience in designing public participation processes that build consensus, community capacity and a vision for the future. She recently coordinated an innovative collaboration with local Berkeley youth, exploring their ideas for the transformation of the Adeline Corridor. Read More

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Hanson Hom, hansonapa@gmail.com