Trailblazers: In a visible city with Stan's Cafe & Birmingham City Council


"Trailblazers: In A Visible City. We chose to recruit one hundred and twenty 14-15 year olds as our Traiblazers as there are 120 councillors on Birmingham City Council, and for our concluding event the Trailblazers literally took the seats of these councillors in Birmingham City Council Chamber, acting as the City Council of 2030. take the seats of these councillors.

With artists, the Trailblazers planned and undertook a series of walks through Birmingham, as a stimulus and opportunity to record their thoughts of and visions for the city. 

The outcome of the project is an alternative physical and digital map of Birmingham containing photographs and quotes from the Trailblazers' walks. To make this happen we recruited a team of artists with skills in photography and engagement with young people, plus a visual artist and animator."

More information about Stan's Cafe can be found here.

Video from the Trailblazers event and one of animations by Anita Shukla made from the Trailblazers map below: