City Forum: Education and the Built Environment

Thursday 7 March18.00–19.30

Join us for a City Forum questioning what the Built Environment can offer to Young People.

March’s City Forum will look at the ways in which we can better support young people to become engaged citizens; questioning if an education centred around the built environment can help to develop and hone criticality, oracy, and civic responsibility.

We will hear from architects and educational professionals who have looked to the Built Environment as a means to redefine approaches to education and strengthen children’s connection to place and their futures.


Professor Rosie Parnell from the School of Architecture Planning and Landscape at Newcastle University; Rosie’s research, teaching and practice combines an interest in children and architecture, exploring how design processes and co-design can be implemented within a built environment education. Rosie has worked with the Farrell Centre to lead on a Learning Lab module which enables MA Architecture students to develop educational resources through live work with school students and teachers.

Dr Deborah Ralls, is a lecturer in Education at Newcastle University, she is focused on working collaboratively with children and young people, parents, community members, education practitioners and other professionals to redefine education for more inclusive places. Deborah has completed an international research project, funded by the Leverhulme Trust, working with communities in Berlin, Rio de Janeiro, New York and Barcelona.

Like all City Forums, we will open to questions and encourage discussion from our audience

Thursday 7 March



The Sir Terry Farrell Building
Eldon Place
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE1 7RD United Kingdom


Booking Information
Booking is required.