Walk In Our Shoes: Youth-Led Intergenerational Urban Design Workshop

Territory is gathering and sharing the lived experiences of young people through two urban design workshops: youth to youth and inter-generational. The workshops focus on how gender, identity, age, geography, hostile architecture, and more impact youth experience in public spaces. This second workshop will focus on sharing youth experiences with adults. Together, the workshops create a safe space for young people to share their vision for the "available city," and then for their ideas to be heard.

Each workshop is 90 minutes. Workshop participants will explore urban design issues through conversations and activities to build empathy, reflect on existing conditions, take a stand and propose design solutions. Activities will include small group breakouts, sketching, and jamboards. For active participation, laptops are recommended, and if possible, bring some paper, pens, or pencils.

Territory’s Walk In Our Shoes workshops are presented in partnership with We Will Chicago, a new three-year, citywide planning initiative. Territory sits on the Advisory Committee for We Will, representing youth voice.