Tag Archives: participation

The Bridge Community Hub

Year | 2019 Location | The Bridge Community Hub, Kirklees, UK Clients | Lawrence Dodd, The Bridge Community Hub The Bridge Community Hub initially approached Live Projects to examine how green spaces could be used for better youth provision. A reduction in services, partly related to austerity, was beginning to […]

St Leonards

Through this six week Live Project, we looked at how we might go about conserving St. Leonards for another 800 years, through creative re-imagination and re-animation of the space.

Walkley Vision

Walkley Vision had three clients: Walkley Community Centre, Walkley Carnegie Library and the wider community. We were tasked with better connecting the various community assets, businesses and volunteers in the area as well as providing some organisation specific outcomes.

Crucible Alive

The Crucible was a product of rampant post-war construction and the adventurous spirit that gave rise to new styles of architecture which were previously inconceivable. The theatre evolved into a landmark with its signature brutalist style and then newly envisioned thrust stage, making it one of the most influential and distinguished examples of its period, justifying its listed status.

Cuthbert Bank

A process for the improvement of one of SYHA's supported accommodation sites for homeless families in Sheffield.

Play/Ground

A vision with Pitsmoor Adventure Playground updating the current facilities to ensure longevity and continued success for the children and wider community of Pitsmoor and the Burngreave Area. Collaborating with artist Steve Pool, we used loose parts play to engage with the children to investigate how architecture and play can be combined.

Friends of the Valley

Year | 2018 Location Gleadless Valley, Sheffield, South Yorkshire. Clients |  Friends of the Valley Friends of the Valley, a collective of SSoA students and local residents of the Gleadless Valley, Sheffield. By tapping into grassroots systems of power and alternative economies – we challenged the existing […]

A New Home For Paces

A vision for the future. A sense of togetherness. A new home for Paces.

The Ingle Way

The project aims to create a route which encapsulates the life, values and teachings of Brendan Ingle and use these to inspire and engage the local community of Wincobank.

Making Meersbrook

Our project aimed to celebrate the heritage and community of the historic Meersbrook Hall by the use of site-wide strategies and building interventions.

Glossop: Connect

Year | 2018 Location | Glossop, Derbyshire Clients |  Victoria Arts Centre, High Peak Borough Council Glossop is a market town on the edge of the Peak District with a rich cultural history and home to a large range of creative professionals. The Glossop:Connect Live Project was conceived […]

AR’ City

Year | 2018 Location | Sheffield, South Yorkshire Clients |  Aalfy For six weeks, the AR’ City Live Project team have worked in residence at Live Works, in the heart of Sheffield’s city centre, working with local young people to develop a series of interactive technological installations as […]

The Sheffield Housing Conversations

Providing platforms to discuss impacts and explore solutions by hearing ideas, opinions and experiences of the issues surrounding housing in Sheffield

Stocksbridge Live Project

The project created a vision for the future of Stocksbridge Community Leisure Centre and ‘Your’ Oxley Park through a series of phased deliverable packages, building support and ownership by engaging with key stakeholders and the local community.

Moorfoot Link

Year | 2017 Location | Moorfoot, Sheffield Client |  The Labour Party Planning Policy  The reestablishment of a direct link between London Road to The Moor has been discussed for a number of years, with no concrete plans being formed.  The site is divided by Sheffield’s inner ring road, and currently […]

CRBC Live

Re-envisioning and facilitating the future of Cemetery Road Baptist Church.

The Ashton Platform

The Ashton Platform has woven the voices of the people of Ashton into a creative vision for the future of the town.

Glodwick Pool

The brief was to imagine a future for the pool, and re-invigorate it as a sporting and community hub. The Trust’s holistic ambition aims to cater to people of all ages and abilities, supporting the community’s most vulnerable members. This vision however, is hampered by the restrictive existing plan and difficulties involved in adapting a former swimming pool to serve up a more diverse programme.
Although the vision for the site is a radical departure from its initial scope, we have endeavoured to ensure viability on the tight budget. The hub brings not only added social value, but also becomes a more appealing offering to the staff at nearby healthcare sites. Spatial flexibility means conferences and larger public events are easily catered for, diversifying the revenue stream. The final vision is organised around a community core that will catalyse the project’s sustainability and viability.

Future Factories

The Future Factories Live Project was tasked with addressing the question of collaboration between makers in the context of the emergence of new industries and modes of work in arts, crafts and manufacturing. The clients provided two distinct issues; firstly, how to encourage collaboration among makers and craftspeople, secondly, how to improve the use and development of historic industrial spaces turned to new use. We were provided with Live Works as a space to work within and were invited to exhibit our work and ideas as part of Sheffield Design Week 2016. Our response was an adaptable exhibition to facilitate the meeting, conversations and events that facilitate connections between makers, as well as a smart phone application that created a dispersed network of individuals linked through their common interests and productions.

Governance diagram

Goldthorpe Railway Cuttings

Engaging with the community of Goldthorpe to reimagine the railway cuttings.

Ingle Gym Mural by Kid Acne

Ingle Gym

Providing architecture which matches the social and sporting legacy of Ingle Gym.

Community Economies

Year | 2016 Location | Quercia*LAB, Rovereto, Italy Client | Brave New Alps Brave New Alps is a design collective part of Ecole_IG, a wider network which share an interest in developing new types of non-capitalist led knowledge and sharing economies. The client acquired a disused 200 m2 warehouse from […]

Wealthy City Walks

Curation of nine guided walks and workshops around Sheffield city centre based on a reinterpretation of John Ruskin’s ideas of wealth

The Pitsmoor Adventure Playground

The ongoing endeavor to develop and enhance the adventure playground for the local community of Pitsmoor.

Archive and the Machine

Investigating innovative ideas for self-build display and storage units at Derby Silk Mill

Your Orangery

Exploring the future of Clapham Orangery through community consultation.

Otley Vision

Working towards a sustainable and appropriate future development of the small market town of Otley through raising the community's aspirations for brownfield site, mixed use development within the Neighbourhood Development Plan.

Extra Care Housing Community

Working with the Triratna community for the creation of a Buddhist "Care Home".

Volunteer participation during the construction of the Volunteer Hub

Volunteer Hub, Hulme Community Garden Centre

Designing and building a sheltered area using recycled materials with the volunteers of the Hulme Community Garden Centre.

Vision 3

Wickersley Park

Involving locals in the transformation of their park into an asset for the community

How the different stakeholders relate to eachother

Revealing Castlegate

Castle Market is surrounded by controversy. This design proposes a scheme to reveal Castlegate and change perspectives.

Create-a-space, The Game

Live Difference

Bringing people of difference together through the act of creating, to raise awareness of the relationship between space and interaction.

Re-Imagining Libraries

Re-Imagining Libraries is a student run speculative project exploring strategies for the future for Sheffield community libraries. The group's proposals include a case studies document which serves as a resource and a boardgame which works with the document as an engagement tool for community groups to reimagine the future of their local libraries.

Live LGBT

Working with LGBT Sheffield and a local Councillor to explore the possibilities of creating a permanent dedicated LGBT Space within the city centre.

Participation event in Blackburn

[re]create Blackburn

Designing for the implementation of a 'Fab lab' in Blackburn Town Centre.

Wincobank Heritage Learning Centre

Creating a heritage learning centre at the Upper Wincobank Undenominational Chapel.

S1 Artspace

Working with S1 Artspace, a community of artists and curators, to create a feasibility strategy for the use of two future sites: Exchange Place and The Tramshed.

GIST Lab

Exploration and creative development of the GIST space in the Workstation, Sheffield.

Contents: Design Toolkit, Spatial Development Toolkit, Resident Engagement Card Game, Sheffield Care Actitiy Network, Sheffcare Activity Network and Darnall Activity Network

Sheffield Care Communities

Considering quality, design and community links in residential care homes of Sheffield.

All Hallows Church

An inclusive and radical church based in inner-city Leeds exploring their opportunities for change.