Feb 14, 2020

One year on: Love Our Colleges X Love Your High Street

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Today is Valentine’s Day, marking one year since we launched Love Our Colleges X Love Your High Street.

Compelled by the decline of the high streets as well as cuts to colleges, we set about exploring the potential benefits that these two entities might enjoy through enhanced interrelationships.

We found that their success will be increasingly dependent on symbiotic relationships, blurring boundaries and forging new relationships to stimulate enterprise and support learning. London based case studies teased out the potential to integrate retail and learning institutions in new and inspiring environments with a different kind of draw. Lateral thinking and a collaborative approach with key actors in both fields brought new and fresh perspectives to two sectors in need of change.

We captured our research and propositions over an assortment of media: we produced a short film with staff and students from New City College; we published a booklet of our design proposals and investigations; and we held an exhibition accompanied by a launch party where students from NCC were able to showcase their skills.

Since the launch of our campaign, we’ve been applying our findings and ideas to a number of SEW’s live schemes, and over the course of 2020, we’re looking forward to unveiling some of these vibrant place-making visions.

Read more on in propositions section here.



One year on: Love Our Colleges X Love Your High Street