Cafe 177: Youth Cafe Consultation

Cafe 177 is a youth café, which is about to undergo a major refurbishment. It was a collaborative project between artists and youth workers. This project used photography and other art forms to enable young people to explore possibilities for future internal decoration and design and use of the space. The young people photographed other cafes in the area. They reviewed and edited their images before presenting them to other young people in order to provoke discussion and decisions about future cafe developments.Photographic montages where then used to create a visualised creative mock up version of a potential café interior Their images were also used to support design work and project documentation. They are currently on public display in the café.