Conference Masterclass


   Big Ideas Love Fat Pens

Hannah Smart is Co-Founding Director of edge Urban Design.

Winner of the Oxford Property Festival Young Person of the Year for 2018 and judge for the 2019 awards, Hannah is a leader in her field and promotes high-quality development and regeneration through her comprehensive and inspiring design process.

As an “ideas person” and with the desire to think outside of the box, Hannah uses her creative skills to think strategically and bring added value and energy to her work. She believes in creating narrative at every stage and engaging a design process that is interdisciplinary, follows a landscape-led approach and achieves imaginative placemaking.


Bring your big ideas and your fat pens and we will explore the art of hand drawing… which is somewhat lost in today’s world of CAD! The workshop will focus on the fast-paced designing of an area of Birmingham; we will have a go at creating “mental maps and learn how to communicate clearly through drawing, design and graphics! Come along and learn how to use your pen as a “talking stick!”

Please bring along fat pens and feltips - NO FINELINERS OR PENCILS ALLOWED! The workshop is for all levels and is designed to be fun and fast paced team work!

This masterclass will run in parallel to Main Conference, 11:30-13:00.

Open to Conference attendees only, please contact administration if you would like to sign up, limited numbers.