The Place Shapers project is an innovative urban design project, which we were commissioned to carry out by the Irish Architecture Foundation and Fingal County Council Arts Office. The aim of the project was to enable young people to critically appraise the architecture and design of their local area and to communicate their discoveries to their community and to those responsible for its design.

Together with architect, Kate Dowling and film maker, Peter Kelly, we worked with Transition Year students from Luttrellstown Community College in Blanchardstown. Over a five month period we held workshops in which the students investigated their neighbourhood and identified ways to improve it.