“We want to create a safe space, conducive to learning, which exists within the communities that the young people are trying to integrate into.”
Mona, Founder of Revoke
Prototyping an Alternative Educational Space
Tower Hamlets, London
Mona and Ben
The past decade has seen huge cuts to local authority budgets, with most of the councils we currently work with drastically changing their social care provision and Croydon Council entering bankruptcy. Unless the needs are addressed holistically and young people’s cases handled in their entirety, progress won’t be made. Creating a robust community they can rely on for both pastoral care and educational development, and intervening at an early stage, is crucial to their wellbeing and engagement.
Revoke advocates for the rights and welfare of displaced young people in the care system. Our idea is to expand Revoke’s current service to offer a holistic, full time, alternative educational provision especially for displaced young people arriving in London.
We already have the pedagogy and the expertise within our networks but what we need now is a physical space to trial our concept before scaling our idea. This space needs to be separate to the institutional sites that young people are familiar with and triggered by. We want to create a safe space, conducive to learning, which exists within the communities that the young people are trying to integrate into.
With Footwork's support ...
Unit38 will work alongside Revoke and the young people they support to develop a comprehensive spatial brief for a full-time educational establishment catering to the needs of unaccompanied children arriving into the UK as migrants and refugees.
Revoke & Unit38
Revoke is a grassroots organisation advocating for the rights and welfare of underserved young people living without advocates, families, power, or a voice.
Unit 38 are an architectural design collective delivering high impact social projects and community wealth building strategies through a co-design and co-research approach.