The Craftsperson Institute explores ways to mitigate youth unemployment and exclusion. The design proposal is for a joinery school in Southwark that can accommodate practical skills education, serving to both fill the void in the construction industry and create opportunities for marginalised youth.
The proposed programme focuses on joinery skills and offers job placement assistance and support networks, to empower participants and increase their chances of securing meaningful employment. Collaboration among stakeholders such as Southwark council, London Southbank University, FLAARE, local schools, and the private sector is crucial for the project’s success.
The project addresses the social and economic implications of unemployment, promoting self-belief, raising living standards, and reducing the overall unemployment rate. The provision of robust and elegant workshop spaces elevate the value of nurturing a skilled labour sector that contributes to economic growth, fosters inclusivity, and generates positive social impact in the community.
Luke is a passionate designer with a keen interest in the intricate details and spatial interactions that shape our daily lives. He believes in sustainable and adaptable design, aiming to create spaces that enhance people’s quality of life.
Inspired by the works of Perriand and Jacobsen, Luke is particularly fascinated by the finer details of architecture. Driven by the transformative potential of designing objects we touch and interact with every day, with a simultaneous focus on craftspersonship and thoughtful design, he strives to create environments that elevate both functionality and aesthetics, whilst celebrating the beauty of making.