The 6-day Get Started with Product Design workshop we hosted and ran with the Prince’s Trust, culminated today with a one day exhibition Input Output at the Barbican Centre, alongside programming for Digital Revolution.
The twelve young people saw the work they had produced with us at Makerversity presented to the public in pride of place in the Barbican’s Fountain Room. The Prince’s Trust programme – funded by musician and entrepreneur, Will.i.am’s I.am.angel Foundation – targets young people from vulnerable backgrounds and helps them into work by building up their skills, confidence and creative thinking.
Will.i.am came along to the exhibition to see their work and spent time talking to the young people and interacting with the digital instruments each of them had designed and built. He said of the workshop:
“I am so proud that my work with the Prince’s Trust is giving young people from vulnerable backgrounds the chance to join the Digital Revolution and make a valuable contribution to modern society.”
A selection of pieces from Input Output will be on display in the main atrium for the duration of the exhibition, until September 14. GO AND SEE IT.
Thanks again to Autodesk for the support in making this happen!