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Urban exploration as educational tool

URBEX is a 12 months Erasmus + Key Action 2 – Exchange of good practices in the field of youth. The project aims to increase the participation of young people at risk of social exclusion living in five selected neighbourhoods.  It draws on the partners’ experiences in the field of participatory urban methodologies to test innovative exercises and tools in different European urban contexts. The objective is to improve the observatory and exploratory skills of professionals working with youth at risk within the context of strong cooperation and networking between five EU organisations. The project will propose and test solutions to improve the understanding of urban contexts to young people through the use of innovative exploration and gamification tools.

Tesserae contributes to the design of the methodology and the training module, testing the application of the method with the youths of Mehringplatz frequenting the activities of KMA Antenne.



A methodological toolkit and a week-long training module on Urban Exploration for youth at risk of exclusion. Five laboratories testing the methodologies with groups of ten youths in European deprived neighbourhoods.


1 September 2018-  31 August 2019


Bond of Union, Palermo (IT)

Dramblys, Albacete (ES)

Prostoroz, Ljibljana (SL)

Mapping for Change, London (UK)


Südliche Friedrichstadt – Berlin, Germany 

Islington, London

Capo, Palermo


Erasmus +  KA2 Youth 2018-1-IT03-KA205-013227


Read the advancements of the project in the Urbex Newsletters:

URBEX newsletter Nr.1 (v3)

URBEX newsletter Nr.2

Watch on Youtube the video about the training in Palermo

Download the URBEX toolkit


Urbex – Training in Palermo

Urbex – Youth mobility in Palermo

Urbex final meeting

The Urbex toolkit is ready!


Urbex toolkit