JPI Urban Europe ENSUF - Urban Education Live (UEL)

Lead Research Organisation: University of Sheffield
Department Name: Architectural Studies

Abstract

Urban Education Live (UEL) aims to contribute to the making of inclusive, vibrant and accessible urban communities. The three-year project brings together university partners from Finland, the UK, Slovenia and Romania to develop and test new models of collaboration between universities, urban communities, NGOs and public bodies. It proposes that universities act as independent brokers, curators and catalysts of positive urban change and aims to build urban capacity between multiple stakeholders by employing innovative socio-spatial mapping and activation tools. This trans-educational approach - which engages universities, NGOs, vocational colleges, primary schools, businesses and municipalities in the design of urban spaces - will be supported by mapping techniques and technologies which will allow a high degree of sensitivity to emerging patterns of use, desire and need. Local hubs - akin to corner shops - will be set up to provide a locus for discussion and debate on these forms of producing and thinking space while also serving as centres for learning and doing for citizens, students, academics, city authorities and others. Through this "Super Site Specific" the project aims to establish agendas, methods and transformative spatial strategies that can address current socio-spatial complexities and challenges.
UEL is founded upon interdisciplinary collaboration between architecture, urban design and urban planning but its findings will also be useful for furthering knowledge in the social sciences, education, community development and service design disciplines. By aiming to understand urban issues from the bottom-up, UEL will assist partners and other educational institutions in finding new modi operandi.
In the UK context, the project seeks to specifically examine the increasingly devolved planning framework, whereby local communities are passed rights to develop buildings and neighbourhoods but without the adequate support necessary to translate these rights into radically inclusive spaces. On the local level, we aim to analyse, test and map models of collaboration between different actors that strengthen local innovative ecologies; while, on the national level, the project will contribute to discussions on creative collaborations between universities and local authorities to develop transformative spatial strategies that address 'austerity policies' and public sector funding cuts across the UK. The findings will contribute to the project's 'Dynamic Archive', to which each partner will contribute; it will be further articulated and developed during a series of symposia and summer schools; and will be critically examined through a series of non-academic reports and peer-reviewed academic articles.

Planned Impact

The research will directly and immediately benefit any individual, professional, institution and organisation affected by / working in the context of co-production & bottom-up community design projects. Specifically, the beneficiaries include representatives of each of the target groups listed below, who will be involved in the project as part of the mapping processes, through the discussion papers, interviews and production of design propositions. Active conversations throughout the project, not least through involvement of key stakeholders in the process of the design studios, will be sought to maximise impact through the vehicles outlined in the Pathways to Impact statement. In line with this, all impact activities will be discussed and co-devised with the UK Impact Advisory Board (UKIAB), to meet twice / year, which has representatives from local communities, local & central government, industry and academic institutions with expertise in co-production and engaged pedagogy.
[Please note: We refer to 2 main beneficiary groups - local authorities and communities - in the Part C of the submission, but have expanded on these groups further below.]
1) The groups and community initiatives, otherwise referred to as 'network of practices' (e.g. Portland Works, Abundance, Regather trading coop, studio polpo, foodhall, Reach, grow sheffield, Sheffield CLT), that will participate in the production of the Sheffield specific-map. The map of existing initiatives and groups working in the city of Sheffield will feature stories of these groups, put them into a new context and provide (through blog and other dissemination strategies) a platform for their exposure to a wider audience. The groups will benefit from this exposure and the wider dissemination of their stories.
2) Communities. UEL Sheffield will set up a space within 2 neighbourhoods in Sheffield. These hubs will be used as spaces for discussion, exchange, production of new agendas, ideas & designs. Each of the communities within which one of the hubs will be established (the precise location will be established following the initial mapping process, focus group sessions and interviews) will be invited to work with UEL to reimagine their socio-spatial relations together with Masters-level students who will work on specific proposals that will articulate and visualise ideas. Communities linked to the hub will directly benefit from the ongoing exchange with the research and the design proposals. They will, together with the research team (of which the students will be part of) be able to articulate and co-create ideas for their localities - ideas which will have the scope to be implemented. The reflection of the particular experiences will be documented in the report which will be aimed at making available to the wider public the challenges and opportunities of co-production.
3) (UK) local authorities. Faced with funding cuts, city councils are often overwhelmed with questions on how to continue adequate public provision. UEL aims to develop new agendas and tools that radically rethink how community provision can be implemented. Knowledge of the Sheffield case studies - as well as the case studies from all partners - have the potential to guide local authorities across Europe and beyond in their own respective processes of socio-spatial transformation. The reports, but in particular the dynamic archive will serve as a growing resource that can be tapped into by these entities.
4) Universities / programmes. Many architecture and design based programmes have shifted towards a 'live' based learning process. Here, the project and its findings will benefit these programmes by providing in-depth knowledge on the potential of such approaches. While many such approaches are relatively short-term (6 weeks to 1 semester), our 3-year study will provide a medium-term perspective of these methods and their possibilities and will have impact on other programmes in the UK and elsewhere.

Publications

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Title INTERACTIVE GAMES (SPACE STANDARDS & MAP) 
Description Space standards game: Space standards are the recommended house/room sizes. People are presented with a choice of 8 average new built home sizes in Europe that were surveyed in 2014. A list of 8 countries is presented alongside the game. (data sourced from 'One Hundred Years of Housing Space Standards' by Julia Park) Can you guess which one is UK, which one has the smallest or which one has the biggest homes? A prize is presented if the guess is correct & squares on pavement are used to illustrate sizes of rooms in UK & Europe. Cardboard furniture added to the squares after the first event to make the game more interactive. 
Type Of Art Artistic/Creative Exhibition 
Year Produced 2017 
Impact The game is an icebreaker for a conversation about housing & placemaking, and it was used at 4 weekends at the Moor in Sheffield to engage local population in housing conversations. 
 
Title Live Project AR' City: 'Hungry Bins' 
Description 'Hungry Bins' are waste bins with movement sensors installed within the bin, activating a voice message - a joke, a greeting, or a thank you for using the bin and not littering. Three installation concepts were taken forward and developed in technical detail: 'Hungry Bins', 'Musical Chairs' and 'the Sheffield Cinema'. Technical manuals for the construction and recreation of Hungry Bins and Musical Chairs stand as their own client document while the Sheffield Cinema has been taken forward through social media to test the concept within the local community. 
Type Of Art Artefact (including digital) 
Year Produced 2018 
Impact AR' City is focused on giving the young people of Sheffield a voice and agency over issues in their city that they believe can be addressed through playful technological installations. 
URL http://www.liveprojects.org/2018/ar-city/
 
Title Live Project AR' City: 'Musical Chairs' 
Description 'Musical Chairs' were designed as chairs that play a tune as a person sits down in the chair. Three installation concepts were taken forward and developed in technical detail: 'Hungry Bins', 'Musical Chairs' and 'the Sheffield Cinema'. Technical manuals for the construction and recreation of Hungry Bins and Musical Chairs stand as their own client document while the Sheffield Cinema has been taken forward through social media to test the concept within the local community. 
Type Of Art Artefact (including digital) 
Year Produced 2018 
Impact AR' City is focused on giving the young people of Sheffield a voice and agency over issues in their city that they believe can be addressed through playful technological installations. 
URL http://www.liveprojects.org/2018/ar-city/
 
Title Live Project AR' City: 'Sheffield Cinema' 
Description 'Sheffield People's Cinema' is a concept where young people come together and decide on a film they would like to see screened in a public space on a monthly basis. An alternative to that is Sheffield youth gathering their thoughts and ideas about their city and projecting a presentation on one of the walls in the city. 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2018 
Impact AR' City is focused on giving the young people of Sheffield a voice and agency over issues in their city that they believe can be addressed through playful technological installations. Installation concept Sheffield Cinema has been taken forward through social media to test within the local community but it is still in progress. 
URL http://www.liveprojects.org/2018/ar-city/
 
Title Live Project Making Meersbrook 9 minute Film 
Description Live Project Making Meersbrook has produced a 9 minute film covering the site wide strategies and building interventions for Meersbrook Hall. 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2018 
Impact The clients are able to use these tools to plan a viable future for Meersbrook Hall as a open and loved public building at the heart of the community. 
URL http://www.liveprojects.org/2018/making-meersbrook/
 
Title Live Project Making Meersbrook Building Proposal 
Description Live Project Making Meersbrook has produced a building proposal covering the site wide strategies and building interventions for Meersbrook Hall. 
Type Of Art Artwork 
Year Produced 2018 
Impact The clients are able to use these tools to plan a viable future for Meersbrook Hall as a open and loved public building at the heart of the community. 
URL http://www.liveprojects.org/2018/making-meersbrook/
 
Title Live Project Making Meersbrook Building Proposal Models 
Description Live Project Making Meersbrook has produced building proposal models covering the site wide strategies and building interventions for Meersbrook Hall. 
Type Of Art Artefact (including digital) 
Year Produced 2018 
Impact The clients are able to use these tools to plan a viable future for Meersbrook Hall as a open and loved public building at the heart of the community. 
URL http://www.liveprojects.org/2018/making-meersbrook/
 
Title Live Project Making Meersbrook Engagement Materials 
Description Live Project Making Meersbrook has produced engagement materials covering the site wide strategies and building interventions for Meersbrook Hall. 
Type Of Art Artistic/Creative Exhibition 
Year Produced 2018 
Impact The clients are able to use these tools to plan a viable future for Meersbrook Hall as a open and loved public building at the heart of the community. 
URL http://www.liveprojects.org/2018/making-meersbrook/
 
Title Live Project Making Meersbrook Project Journal 
Description Live Project Making Meersbrook has produced a project journal, covering the site wide strategies and building interventions for Meersbrook Hall. 
Type Of Art Artefact (including digital) 
Year Produced 2018 
Impact The clients are able to use these tools to plan a viable future for Meersbrook Hall as a open and loved public building at the heart of the community. 
URL http://www.liveprojects.org/2018/making-meersbrook/
 
Title Live Project People's Kitchen Pitsmoor 'Recipe Box' 
Description Live Project People's Kitchen Pitsmoor Materials produced include a 'Recipe Box', with the ingredients and methods to make the project. 
Type Of Art Artefact (including digital) 
Year Produced 2018 
Impact 'Recipe Box' is meant to inspire and guide the organisation as they grow. 
URL http://www.liveprojects.org/2018/peoples-kitchen-pitsmoor/
 
Title Live Project People's Kitchen Pitsmoor Building Proposals and various other documents 
Description LP People's Kitchen Pitsmoor Materials produced include outline building proposals and various other documents, meant to inspire and guide them as the organisation grows. 
Type Of Art Artwork 
Year Produced 2018 
Impact The building proposals and various other documents will have a big impact on the following steps as the organisation People's Kitchen Pitsmoor grows and starts redeveloping the old stables to their cafe area. 
URL http://www.liveprojects.org/2018/peoples-kitchen-pitsmoor/
 
Title Live Project People's Kitchen Pitsmoor harvest map and data base of local resources and materials 
Description LP People's Kitchen Pitsmoor Materials produced include a harvest map and data base of local resources and materials, meant to inspire and guide them as the organisation grows. 
Type Of Art Artefact (including digital) 
Year Produced 2018 
Impact LP People's Kitchen Pitsmoor harvest map and data base of local resources and materials is meant to inspire and guide community organisations, groups and individuals when looking for local food and other resources related to food and cooking. 
URL http://www.liveprojects.org/2018/peoples-kitchen-pitsmoor/
 
Title Live Project People's Kitchen Pitsmoor: short video 
Description Live Project People's Kitchen Pitsmoor Materials produced include a short video showing and explaining the contents of the 'Recipe Box' which was a material artefact created for the client, as well as showing designs as the students imagined the new cafe in redeveloped stables to be. 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2018 
Impact The short video is meant to inspire and guide the organisation as well as other local groups and community members. 
URL http://www.liveprojects.org/2018/peoples-kitchen-pitsmoor/
 
Title Live Project Woodbourn Connection Participatory Idea Boards 
Description The group ran a design workshop and also displayed participatory idea boards that collated the thoughts of the community on what they wish to see in the space. 
Type Of Art Artistic/Creative Exhibition 
Year Produced 2018 
Impact By organising multiple activities during the launch event, the client's building - local hub - was instantly energised. 
URL http://www.liveprojects.org/2018/woodbourn-connection/
 
Title Spinning Wheel 
Description The wheel is spun & once it stops the arrow indicates the theme of questions a person has to answer. Questions/talking points (eg. Housing prices, Inexpensive Housing, Good home, etc) are presented to the person. After the participant talks about the specific theme, a wider conversation about housing can be initiated. A prize is given for participation. Other uses include a competitive quiz amongst teams or a leader board quiz 
Type Of Art Artefact (including digital) 
Year Produced 2017 
Impact Broadening the conversation - the students worked to make connections with other key housing stakeholders in Sheffield. By introducing more diverse voices to the conversation, the collective began to reach a larger proportion of Sheffield's population. 
 
Title Studio in Residence pop-up local hub at Burngreave Library: Exhibition of interim design proposals for the area 
Description Studio in Residence exhibition at Burngreave featured interim design proposals to get feedback and trigger conversation from local people. They used a physical artefact - a map of Steel route in Sheffield - where people were asked to add their ideas and preferences about the area in a form of small flags that were pinned to the map. 
Type Of Art Artistic/Creative Exhibition 
Year Produced 2018 
Impact Triggering conversations and critical thinking about the area from the local population that attended the exhibition. 
 
Title Studio in Residence student developing a database of ideas with young people about play in the city 
Description As part of Studio in residence, student Anna White is running a series of workshops with young people about play in the city. Her growing database of ideas includes visual artwork as well as artefacts in the form of models, and conversations. 
Type Of Art Artefact (including digital) 
Year Produced 2019 
Impact The young people from Sheffield Futures are included in conversations about their ideas of play in the city, so the main impact is on their thinking about how they use the city. 
 
Title The P.R.O.P - The Pink Rolling Operative Programme 
Description Live Projects group 'The Umbrella Factory' created a large transportable board for announcing events ( in this case the client was Theatre Deli, so current and upcoming theatre performances are announced on the main board), for projecting animations or films, and for engaging people through feedback/evaluation activities (throwing pink table tennis balls in labelled columns within the structure of the board). 
Type Of Art Artefact (including digital) 
Year Produced 2017 
Impact The PROP - the Pink Rollable Operating Pop-up, was used to facilitate a new level of dialogue by engaging with new audiences in the community and re-interacting with those familiar to the work of Theatre Deli. It is now used by the client Theatre Deli for announcing future shows, and it was used at the Deli opening event. 
URL http://www.liveprojects.org/2017/umbrella-factory-2017/
 
Title Traveling Exhibition made by the Live Project Moorfoot Link 
Description The students designed and produced a set of movable boards, a 'Traveling Exhibition', showing the proposed solutions for the reestablishment of a direct link between London Road to The Moor - which has been discussed for a number of years with no concrete plans being formed. 
Type Of Art Artistic/Creative Exhibition 
Year Produced 2017 
Impact The project client, The Labour Party Planning Policy, was given the exhibition boards as part of the project handover, and are free to use it at their own needs. 
 
Title Video 'The Process' 
Description Live Project Group 'The Sheffield Housing Conversations' created a video 'The Process' which contains footage of their Live Project as a whole. 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2017 
Impact 'The Process' documents the students' workings, from walks and events to making the props, using various tactics to engage people in conversation. 
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TcQgf8nmt5w
 
Description Through talking with key actors in the Sheffield community organisation sector - by engaging them in conversations with each other through focus group discussions, as well as in-depth interviews - we have gathered a rich base of knowledge regarding their operation, challenges and their views of Sheffield communities in general. With further engaging our master level students involved in Live Projects and Studio in Residence, we have gathered further knowledge from local people the students have engaged in conversations. The key findings include a baseline of information about what it is like to be working in a community organisation in Sheffield, in the climate of limited resources, and the potentials these challenges might bring. Another important aspect of our research is the method of research adopted - operating from a Hub, or an Urban Room - extension of the University in the City centre, and now extending further into other areas of Sheffield in the form of a one-year long presence with the students and temporary local satellite pop-up hubs for research, outreach and teaching activities. So the key two contributions so far in the project are the stories gathered from 'on the ground' community organisations and local people, as well as developing and testing research methods involving live pedagogy and presence in the city through local Hubs.
Exploitation Route They are still in progress, however our findings have been shared with our project partners through project meetings and have influenced the work on their areas.
Sectors Agriculture, Food and Drink,Communities and Social Services/Policy,Construction,Creative Economy,Education,Environment,Financial Services, and Management Consultancy,Healthcare,Leisure Activities, including Sports, Recreation and Tourism,Government, Democracy and Justice,Culture, Heritage, Museums and Collections,Transport

 
Description Our work so far has impacted representatives of the third/voluntary sector - the invited representatives from the 'Sheffield Network of Practices' that have attended networking events in the form of Focus Group Discussions. The representatives were given an opportunity to share their own experiences with operating a third sector organisation, as well as learning from others. The impact was reported by the participants and interest in further involvement in the project has been expressed. Impact from the three Live Project that were part of the research project was recorded to be at a high extent by the clients (all third sector). In the second year of the project (2018/2019) our findings and the information about the network of practices have been shared with our Sheffield partners/participants, as well as nation-wide through Urban Rooms Network meetings, and internationally at UEL Summer Symposium in Venice, and the UEL partner meeting in Bucharest in October 2018.
First Year Of Impact 2017
Sector Communities and Social Services/Policy,Education
Impact Types Societal

 
Title Deep dives in local communities 
Description Deep dives have been done by the Studio in residence and Live Project students - a series of interviews and surveys amongst local inhabitants of Burngreave/Pitsmoor area of Sheffield. The research has been done at local events organised by the students or local organisations, or in the street talking to local people. 
Type Of Material Improvements to research infrastructure 
Year Produced 2018 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact The evaluation methods and indicators for measuring the social impact and urban transformations Live Works have caused, are in the process of being developed (Work Package 3 in progress at the moment). 
 
Title Live Projects adopted by Urban Education Live as a research method to learn more about Sheffield communities 
Description Using student engagement with the local communities through Live Projects for producing and co-producing qualitative data about Sheffield. 
Type Of Material Improvements to research infrastructure 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact Masters architecture students work in Live Project groups with a range of clients including local community groups, charities, health organisations and regional authorities. Live Projects include design/build, masterplanning, building feasibility studies, sustainability strategies, online resources and participation toolkits. In every case, the project is real, happening in real time with real people. The Live Projects also get the students out of the ivory tower of academia and into the real world (in our case this is a real tower with the studios at the top of one of the tallest buildings in Sheffield). Live Projects establish an awareness of the social responsibility of the architect. The aim is to produce work of exceptional quality that empowers clients and students alike. The Live Projects are a pioneering educational initiative introduced by the School of Architecture at the University of Sheffield. 
URL http://www.liveprojects.org/about/
 
Title Live Works Urban University Hub as a research tool 
Description Using the space as a research tool and method for engaging local communities / research participants: Urban Education Live: focus groups, interviews and other research work done from Live Works on a regular basis. Live Projects: For six weeks, the AR' City Live Project team have worked in residence at Live Works, working with local young people to develop a series of interactive technological installations as proofs of concept for a 'Playable City' festival to be hosted by our client Aalfy. 
Type Of Material Improvements to research infrastructure 
Year Produced 2018 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact The evaluation methods and indicators for measuring the social impact and urban transformations Live Works have caused, are in the process of being developed (Work Package 3 in progress at the moment). 
 
Title Urban Education Live Local hub in Burngreave as a research tool - engagement activity is approached as a research tool/mechanism 
Description 20th February - Studio in Residence set up a local hub in Burngreave Library for a day. Students were showing their work and talking to local people about how Sheffield could be more playful, more connected and more equal. Students were also asking people to voice their opinions about the space in their local area, engaging in an interactive mapping exercise they brought along with the,. In this way, Local hub can be seen as a research tool - engagement activity is approached as a research tool/mechanism. 
Type Of Material Improvements to research infrastructure 
Year Produced 2019 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact The evaluation methods and indicators for measuring the social impact and urban transformations Live Works have caused, are in the process of being developed (Work Package 3 in progress at the moment). 
 
Title AR' City online platform 
Description AR' City online platform was agreed as a way to facilitate sharing of the future AR' City festival concept and 'Ideas Bank' while utilising the client's existing resources and audience to provide maximum project exposure and reduce overall cost for the client moving forward. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2018 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact This is still in progress. 
 
Title Sheffield Network of Practices (local community organisations, groups and initiatives) - ongoing (144 practices listed in March 2019) 
Description The information about existing and active groups and community initiatives (otherwise referred to as 'network of practices') are being collected and mapped since the start of the project in July 2017 as an ongoing growing database. The map of existing initiatives and groups working in the city of Sheffield features stories of these groups, and provides a platform for their exposure to each other and a wider audience. The database is both spatial (at the moment based on Google Maps application) as well as social (collecting stories and information about the initiatives). In order to disseminate the database more effectively, we are working on website - in progress (March 2019) 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2018 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact The map puts existing initiatives and groups working in the city of Sheffield into a broader context and provide (through blog and other dissemination strategies) a platform for their exposure to a wider audience. The groups will benefit from this exposure and the wider dissemination of their stories. 
URL https://www.google.com/maps/d/u/0/edit?hl=en&mid=1Z4rX_EwT3ArA7KnFWrJ8kv6ao0w&ll=53.35831822824407%2...
 
Description Collaboration with Michele Sbrissa on Venice workshops preparations 
Organisation American Society of Virology
Country United States 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution The research project consortium has given Michele Sbrissa the opportunity for networking and sharing knowledge.
Collaborator Contribution Michele Sbrissa has contributed his expertise knowledge about the location and specific characteristics of our planned workshops location in 2018.
Impact This collaboration is still in progress, so no recordable outputs have been recorded yet.
Start Year 2017
 
Description Collaboration with representatives from the Sheffield Network of Practices through Focus Group Discussions 
Organisation Aalfy
PI Contribution We are mapping vibrant and innovative community initiatives on the 'Network of Practices,' a digital Sheffield-specific map of groups and organisations, who are actively engaged in transforming the built environment in various ways. Our contribution to the partnership is enabling the organisations and initiatives to network with similar organisations within Sheffield and benefit from learning and connecting with each other.
Collaborator Contribution Feeding into the overarching research questions of Urban Education Live research project, the Focus Group debates have been structured around participants' views and experiences of co-creation with communities, collaborations with the academia, documentation of work, and the relevant discourse in Sheffield. By contributing their time and sharing their expertise with the research project team, the community group partners help identify issues surrounding the background of their organisations, the activities they create with local communities, the views on their position in Sheffield, their experiences of collaboration with educational institutions and their ways of learning from experience. They also contribute their knowledge about the underrepresented areas in Sheffield, where we will work towards establishing new local community hub/s during the duration of the research project.
Impact _______ 2017/18________ An exploration of the current situation in Sheffield through initial mapping of 'Network of Practices', Focus Group discussions, and in-depth interviews, are aimed at identifying the underrepresented areas in Sheffield, where we will work towards establishing two new local community hubs over the next two years. These spaces will act as focal points where researchers and students can work together with local communities and relevant stakeholders.The collaboration is multi-disciplinary, because each partner brought their own discipline and area of expertise (heritage, history, food&drink, events management, theatre, alternative economies, housing, culture, etc) to the home discipline of the research project (architecture). _______ 2018/19________ New Live Projects and other collaborations have emerged following these partnerships (Live Project AR city with Zak Ahmed from Aalfy and Robert Walker from Sheffield Digital Skills, Live Project Meersbrook Hall with Andy Jackson from Heeley Trust and Ruth Nutter from Ruskin in Sheffield, collaboration with Patrick Meleady and Pitsmoor Adventure Playground and the Studio in Residence).
Start Year 2017
 
Description Collaboration with representatives from the Sheffield Network of Practices through Focus Group Discussions 
Organisation Heeley Trust
PI Contribution We are mapping vibrant and innovative community initiatives on the 'Network of Practices,' a digital Sheffield-specific map of groups and organisations, who are actively engaged in transforming the built environment in various ways. Our contribution to the partnership is enabling the organisations and initiatives to network with similar organisations within Sheffield and benefit from learning and connecting with each other.
Collaborator Contribution Feeding into the overarching research questions of Urban Education Live research project, the Focus Group debates have been structured around participants' views and experiences of co-creation with communities, collaborations with the academia, documentation of work, and the relevant discourse in Sheffield. By contributing their time and sharing their expertise with the research project team, the community group partners help identify issues surrounding the background of their organisations, the activities they create with local communities, the views on their position in Sheffield, their experiences of collaboration with educational institutions and their ways of learning from experience. They also contribute their knowledge about the underrepresented areas in Sheffield, where we will work towards establishing new local community hub/s during the duration of the research project.
Impact _______ 2017/18________ An exploration of the current situation in Sheffield through initial mapping of 'Network of Practices', Focus Group discussions, and in-depth interviews, are aimed at identifying the underrepresented areas in Sheffield, where we will work towards establishing two new local community hubs over the next two years. These spaces will act as focal points where researchers and students can work together with local communities and relevant stakeholders.The collaboration is multi-disciplinary, because each partner brought their own discipline and area of expertise (heritage, history, food&drink, events management, theatre, alternative economies, housing, culture, etc) to the home discipline of the research project (architecture). _______ 2018/19________ New Live Projects and other collaborations have emerged following these partnerships (Live Project AR city with Zak Ahmed from Aalfy and Robert Walker from Sheffield Digital Skills, Live Project Meersbrook Hall with Andy Jackson from Heeley Trust and Ruth Nutter from Ruskin in Sheffield, collaboration with Patrick Meleady and Pitsmoor Adventure Playground and the Studio in Residence).
Start Year 2017
 
Description Collaboration with representatives from the Sheffield Network of Practices through Focus Group Discussions 
Organisation Israac Somali Community & Cultural Association
PI Contribution We are mapping vibrant and innovative community initiatives on the 'Network of Practices,' a digital Sheffield-specific map of groups and organisations, who are actively engaged in transforming the built environment in various ways. Our contribution to the partnership is enabling the organisations and initiatives to network with similar organisations within Sheffield and benefit from learning and connecting with each other.
Collaborator Contribution Feeding into the overarching research questions of Urban Education Live research project, the Focus Group debates have been structured around participants' views and experiences of co-creation with communities, collaborations with the academia, documentation of work, and the relevant discourse in Sheffield. By contributing their time and sharing their expertise with the research project team, the community group partners help identify issues surrounding the background of their organisations, the activities they create with local communities, the views on their position in Sheffield, their experiences of collaboration with educational institutions and their ways of learning from experience. They also contribute their knowledge about the underrepresented areas in Sheffield, where we will work towards establishing new local community hub/s during the duration of the research project.
Impact _______ 2017/18________ An exploration of the current situation in Sheffield through initial mapping of 'Network of Practices', Focus Group discussions, and in-depth interviews, are aimed at identifying the underrepresented areas in Sheffield, where we will work towards establishing two new local community hubs over the next two years. These spaces will act as focal points where researchers and students can work together with local communities and relevant stakeholders.The collaboration is multi-disciplinary, because each partner brought their own discipline and area of expertise (heritage, history, food&drink, events management, theatre, alternative economies, housing, culture, etc) to the home discipline of the research project (architecture). _______ 2018/19________ New Live Projects and other collaborations have emerged following these partnerships (Live Project AR city with Zak Ahmed from Aalfy and Robert Walker from Sheffield Digital Skills, Live Project Meersbrook Hall with Andy Jackson from Heeley Trust and Ruth Nutter from Ruskin in Sheffield, collaboration with Patrick Meleady and Pitsmoor Adventure Playground and the Studio in Residence).
Start Year 2017
 
Description Collaboration with representatives from the Sheffield Network of Practices through Focus Group Discussions 
Organisation Pitsmoor Adventure Playground
PI Contribution We are mapping vibrant and innovative community initiatives on the 'Network of Practices,' a digital Sheffield-specific map of groups and organisations, who are actively engaged in transforming the built environment in various ways. Our contribution to the partnership is enabling the organisations and initiatives to network with similar organisations within Sheffield and benefit from learning and connecting with each other.
Collaborator Contribution Feeding into the overarching research questions of Urban Education Live research project, the Focus Group debates have been structured around participants' views and experiences of co-creation with communities, collaborations with the academia, documentation of work, and the relevant discourse in Sheffield. By contributing their time and sharing their expertise with the research project team, the community group partners help identify issues surrounding the background of their organisations, the activities they create with local communities, the views on their position in Sheffield, their experiences of collaboration with educational institutions and their ways of learning from experience. They also contribute their knowledge about the underrepresented areas in Sheffield, where we will work towards establishing new local community hub/s during the duration of the research project.
Impact _______ 2017/18________ An exploration of the current situation in Sheffield through initial mapping of 'Network of Practices', Focus Group discussions, and in-depth interviews, are aimed at identifying the underrepresented areas in Sheffield, where we will work towards establishing two new local community hubs over the next two years. These spaces will act as focal points where researchers and students can work together with local communities and relevant stakeholders.The collaboration is multi-disciplinary, because each partner brought their own discipline and area of expertise (heritage, history, food&drink, events management, theatre, alternative economies, housing, culture, etc) to the home discipline of the research project (architecture). _______ 2018/19________ New Live Projects and other collaborations have emerged following these partnerships (Live Project AR city with Zak Ahmed from Aalfy and Robert Walker from Sheffield Digital Skills, Live Project Meersbrook Hall with Andy Jackson from Heeley Trust and Ruth Nutter from Ruskin in Sheffield, collaboration with Patrick Meleady and Pitsmoor Adventure Playground and the Studio in Residence).
Start Year 2017
 
Description Collaboration with representatives from the Sheffield Network of Practices through Focus Group Discussions 
Organisation Ruskin's Guild of St George
PI Contribution We are mapping vibrant and innovative community initiatives on the 'Network of Practices,' a digital Sheffield-specific map of groups and organisations, who are actively engaged in transforming the built environment in various ways. Our contribution to the partnership is enabling the organisations and initiatives to network with similar organisations within Sheffield and benefit from learning and connecting with each other.
Collaborator Contribution Feeding into the overarching research questions of Urban Education Live research project, the Focus Group debates have been structured around participants' views and experiences of co-creation with communities, collaborations with the academia, documentation of work, and the relevant discourse in Sheffield. By contributing their time and sharing their expertise with the research project team, the community group partners help identify issues surrounding the background of their organisations, the activities they create with local communities, the views on their position in Sheffield, their experiences of collaboration with educational institutions and their ways of learning from experience. They also contribute their knowledge about the underrepresented areas in Sheffield, where we will work towards establishing new local community hub/s during the duration of the research project.
Impact _______ 2017/18________ An exploration of the current situation in Sheffield through initial mapping of 'Network of Practices', Focus Group discussions, and in-depth interviews, are aimed at identifying the underrepresented areas in Sheffield, where we will work towards establishing two new local community hubs over the next two years. These spaces will act as focal points where researchers and students can work together with local communities and relevant stakeholders.The collaboration is multi-disciplinary, because each partner brought their own discipline and area of expertise (heritage, history, food&drink, events management, theatre, alternative economies, housing, culture, etc) to the home discipline of the research project (architecture). _______ 2018/19________ New Live Projects and other collaborations have emerged following these partnerships (Live Project AR city with Zak Ahmed from Aalfy and Robert Walker from Sheffield Digital Skills, Live Project Meersbrook Hall with Andy Jackson from Heeley Trust and Ruth Nutter from Ruskin in Sheffield, collaboration with Patrick Meleady and Pitsmoor Adventure Playground and the Studio in Residence).
Start Year 2017
 
Description Collaboration with representatives from the Sheffield Network of Practices through Focus Group Discussions 
Organisation Sheffield And District African Caribbean Community Association
PI Contribution We are mapping vibrant and innovative community initiatives on the 'Network of Practices,' a digital Sheffield-specific map of groups and organisations, who are actively engaged in transforming the built environment in various ways. Our contribution to the partnership is enabling the organisations and initiatives to network with similar organisations within Sheffield and benefit from learning and connecting with each other.
Collaborator Contribution Feeding into the overarching research questions of Urban Education Live research project, the Focus Group debates have been structured around participants' views and experiences of co-creation with communities, collaborations with the academia, documentation of work, and the relevant discourse in Sheffield. By contributing their time and sharing their expertise with the research project team, the community group partners help identify issues surrounding the background of their organisations, the activities they create with local communities, the views on their position in Sheffield, their experiences of collaboration with educational institutions and their ways of learning from experience. They also contribute their knowledge about the underrepresented areas in Sheffield, where we will work towards establishing new local community hub/s during the duration of the research project.
Impact _______ 2017/18________ An exploration of the current situation in Sheffield through initial mapping of 'Network of Practices', Focus Group discussions, and in-depth interviews, are aimed at identifying the underrepresented areas in Sheffield, where we will work towards establishing two new local community hubs over the next two years. These spaces will act as focal points where researchers and students can work together with local communities and relevant stakeholders.The collaboration is multi-disciplinary, because each partner brought their own discipline and area of expertise (heritage, history, food&drink, events management, theatre, alternative economies, housing, culture, etc) to the home discipline of the research project (architecture). _______ 2018/19________ New Live Projects and other collaborations have emerged following these partnerships (Live Project AR city with Zak Ahmed from Aalfy and Robert Walker from Sheffield Digital Skills, Live Project Meersbrook Hall with Andy Jackson from Heeley Trust and Ruth Nutter from Ruskin in Sheffield, collaboration with Patrick Meleady and Pitsmoor Adventure Playground and the Studio in Residence).
Start Year 2017
 
Description Collaboration with representatives from the Sheffield Network of Practices through Focus Group Discussions 
Organisation Sheffield Chinese Community Centre
PI Contribution We are mapping vibrant and innovative community initiatives on the 'Network of Practices,' a digital Sheffield-specific map of groups and organisations, who are actively engaged in transforming the built environment in various ways. Our contribution to the partnership is enabling the organisations and initiatives to network with similar organisations within Sheffield and benefit from learning and connecting with each other.
Collaborator Contribution Feeding into the overarching research questions of Urban Education Live research project, the Focus Group debates have been structured around participants' views and experiences of co-creation with communities, collaborations with the academia, documentation of work, and the relevant discourse in Sheffield. By contributing their time and sharing their expertise with the research project team, the community group partners help identify issues surrounding the background of their organisations, the activities they create with local communities, the views on their position in Sheffield, their experiences of collaboration with educational institutions and their ways of learning from experience. They also contribute their knowledge about the underrepresented areas in Sheffield, where we will work towards establishing new local community hub/s during the duration of the research project.
Impact _______ 2017/18________ An exploration of the current situation in Sheffield through initial mapping of 'Network of Practices', Focus Group discussions, and in-depth interviews, are aimed at identifying the underrepresented areas in Sheffield, where we will work towards establishing two new local community hubs over the next two years. These spaces will act as focal points where researchers and students can work together with local communities and relevant stakeholders.The collaboration is multi-disciplinary, because each partner brought their own discipline and area of expertise (heritage, history, food&drink, events management, theatre, alternative economies, housing, culture, etc) to the home discipline of the research project (architecture). _______ 2018/19________ New Live Projects and other collaborations have emerged following these partnerships (Live Project AR city with Zak Ahmed from Aalfy and Robert Walker from Sheffield Digital Skills, Live Project Meersbrook Hall with Andy Jackson from Heeley Trust and Ruth Nutter from Ruskin in Sheffield, collaboration with Patrick Meleady and Pitsmoor Adventure Playground and the Studio in Residence).
Start Year 2017
 
Description Collaboration with representatives from the Sheffield Network of Practices through Focus Group Discussions 
Organisation Theatre Delicatessen
PI Contribution We are mapping vibrant and innovative community initiatives on the 'Network of Practices,' a digital Sheffield-specific map of groups and organisations, who are actively engaged in transforming the built environment in various ways. Our contribution to the partnership is enabling the organisations and initiatives to network with similar organisations within Sheffield and benefit from learning and connecting with each other.
Collaborator Contribution Feeding into the overarching research questions of Urban Education Live research project, the Focus Group debates have been structured around participants' views and experiences of co-creation with communities, collaborations with the academia, documentation of work, and the relevant discourse in Sheffield. By contributing their time and sharing their expertise with the research project team, the community group partners help identify issues surrounding the background of their organisations, the activities they create with local communities, the views on their position in Sheffield, their experiences of collaboration with educational institutions and their ways of learning from experience. They also contribute their knowledge about the underrepresented areas in Sheffield, where we will work towards establishing new local community hub/s during the duration of the research project.
Impact _______ 2017/18________ An exploration of the current situation in Sheffield through initial mapping of 'Network of Practices', Focus Group discussions, and in-depth interviews, are aimed at identifying the underrepresented areas in Sheffield, where we will work towards establishing two new local community hubs over the next two years. These spaces will act as focal points where researchers and students can work together with local communities and relevant stakeholders.The collaboration is multi-disciplinary, because each partner brought their own discipline and area of expertise (heritage, history, food&drink, events management, theatre, alternative economies, housing, culture, etc) to the home discipline of the research project (architecture). _______ 2018/19________ New Live Projects and other collaborations have emerged following these partnerships (Live Project AR city with Zak Ahmed from Aalfy and Robert Walker from Sheffield Digital Skills, Live Project Meersbrook Hall with Andy Jackson from Heeley Trust and Ruth Nutter from Ruskin in Sheffield, collaboration with Patrick Meleady and Pitsmoor Adventure Playground and the Studio in Residence).
Start Year 2017
 
Description Collaboration with representatives from the Sheffield Network of Practices through Focus Group Discussions 
Organisation TimeBuilders
PI Contribution We are mapping vibrant and innovative community initiatives on the 'Network of Practices,' a digital Sheffield-specific map of groups and organisations, who are actively engaged in transforming the built environment in various ways. Our contribution to the partnership is enabling the organisations and initiatives to network with similar organisations within Sheffield and benefit from learning and connecting with each other.
Collaborator Contribution Feeding into the overarching research questions of Urban Education Live research project, the Focus Group debates have been structured around participants' views and experiences of co-creation with communities, collaborations with the academia, documentation of work, and the relevant discourse in Sheffield. By contributing their time and sharing their expertise with the research project team, the community group partners help identify issues surrounding the background of their organisations, the activities they create with local communities, the views on their position in Sheffield, their experiences of collaboration with educational institutions and their ways of learning from experience. They also contribute their knowledge about the underrepresented areas in Sheffield, where we will work towards establishing new local community hub/s during the duration of the research project.
Impact _______ 2017/18________ An exploration of the current situation in Sheffield through initial mapping of 'Network of Practices', Focus Group discussions, and in-depth interviews, are aimed at identifying the underrepresented areas in Sheffield, where we will work towards establishing two new local community hubs over the next two years. These spaces will act as focal points where researchers and students can work together with local communities and relevant stakeholders.The collaboration is multi-disciplinary, because each partner brought their own discipline and area of expertise (heritage, history, food&drink, events management, theatre, alternative economies, housing, culture, etc) to the home discipline of the research project (architecture). _______ 2018/19________ New Live Projects and other collaborations have emerged following these partnerships (Live Project AR city with Zak Ahmed from Aalfy and Robert Walker from Sheffield Digital Skills, Live Project Meersbrook Hall with Andy Jackson from Heeley Trust and Ruth Nutter from Ruskin in Sheffield, collaboration with Patrick Meleady and Pitsmoor Adventure Playground and the Studio in Residence).
Start Year 2017
 
Description Individual in-depth interviews with key representatives from Sheffield community groups and organisations 
Organisation Aalfy
PI Contribution The wider context of conducting these interviews is that we are mapping vibrant and innovative community initiatives on the 'Network of Practices,' a digital Sheffield-specific map of groups and organisations, who are actively engaged in transforming the built environment in various ways. Our contribution to the partnership is enabling the organisations and initiatives to network with similar organisations within Sheffield and benefit from learning and connecting with each other. We also make available all our research findings and materials to the interviewees and invite them to research-related events and activities.
Collaborator Contribution Feeding into the overarching research questions of Urban Education Live research project, the Interviews have been structured around participants' views and experiences of co-creation with communities, collaborations with the academia, documentation of work, and the relevant discourse in Sheffield. By contributing their time and sharing their expertise with the research project team, the community group partners help identify issues surrounding the background of their organisations, the activities they create with local communities, the views on their position in Sheffield, their experiences of collaboration with educational institutions and their ways of learning from experience. They also contribute their knowledge about the underrepresented areas in Sheffield, where we have established a new local community hub for the duration of the research project.
Impact An exploration of the current situation in Sheffield through initial mapping of 'Network of Practices' the in-depth interviews are aimed at identifying the underrepresented areas in Sheffield, where we have established a new local community hub for the duration of the research project. These spaces act as focal points where researchers and students can work together with local communities and relevant stakeholders. The collaboration is multi-disciplinary, because each partner brought their own discipline and area of expertise (heritage, history, food&drink, events management, theatre, alternative economies, housing, culture, etc) to the home discipline of the research project (architecture). New Live Projects and other collaborations have emerged following these partnerships (Live Project AR city with Zak Ahmed from Aalfy and Robert Walker from Sheffield Digital Skills, Live Project Meersbrook Hall with Andy Jackson from Heeley Trust and Ruth Nutter from Ruskin in Sheffield, collaboration with Patrick Meleady and Pitsmoor Adventure Playground and the Studio in Residence).
Start Year 2018
 
Description Individual in-depth interviews with key representatives from Sheffield community groups and organisations 
Organisation Heeley Trust
PI Contribution The wider context of conducting these interviews is that we are mapping vibrant and innovative community initiatives on the 'Network of Practices,' a digital Sheffield-specific map of groups and organisations, who are actively engaged in transforming the built environment in various ways. Our contribution to the partnership is enabling the organisations and initiatives to network with similar organisations within Sheffield and benefit from learning and connecting with each other. We also make available all our research findings and materials to the interviewees and invite them to research-related events and activities.
Collaborator Contribution Feeding into the overarching research questions of Urban Education Live research project, the Interviews have been structured around participants' views and experiences of co-creation with communities, collaborations with the academia, documentation of work, and the relevant discourse in Sheffield. By contributing their time and sharing their expertise with the research project team, the community group partners help identify issues surrounding the background of their organisations, the activities they create with local communities, the views on their position in Sheffield, their experiences of collaboration with educational institutions and their ways of learning from experience. They also contribute their knowledge about the underrepresented areas in Sheffield, where we have established a new local community hub for the duration of the research project.
Impact An exploration of the current situation in Sheffield through initial mapping of 'Network of Practices' the in-depth interviews are aimed at identifying the underrepresented areas in Sheffield, where we have established a new local community hub for the duration of the research project. These spaces act as focal points where researchers and students can work together with local communities and relevant stakeholders. The collaboration is multi-disciplinary, because each partner brought their own discipline and area of expertise (heritage, history, food&drink, events management, theatre, alternative economies, housing, culture, etc) to the home discipline of the research project (architecture). New Live Projects and other collaborations have emerged following these partnerships (Live Project AR city with Zak Ahmed from Aalfy and Robert Walker from Sheffield Digital Skills, Live Project Meersbrook Hall with Andy Jackson from Heeley Trust and Ruth Nutter from Ruskin in Sheffield, collaboration with Patrick Meleady and Pitsmoor Adventure Playground and the Studio in Residence).
Start Year 2018
 
Description Individual in-depth interviews with key representatives from Sheffield community groups and organisations 
Organisation Regather Co-Operative Ltd.
PI Contribution The wider context of conducting these interviews is that we are mapping vibrant and innovative community initiatives on the 'Network of Practices,' a digital Sheffield-specific map of groups and organisations, who are actively engaged in transforming the built environment in various ways. Our contribution to the partnership is enabling the organisations and initiatives to network with similar organisations within Sheffield and benefit from learning and connecting with each other. We also make available all our research findings and materials to the interviewees and invite them to research-related events and activities.
Collaborator Contribution Feeding into the overarching research questions of Urban Education Live research project, the Interviews have been structured around participants' views and experiences of co-creation with communities, collaborations with the academia, documentation of work, and the relevant discourse in Sheffield. By contributing their time and sharing their expertise with the research project team, the community group partners help identify issues surrounding the background of their organisations, the activities they create with local communities, the views on their position in Sheffield, their experiences of collaboration with educational institutions and their ways of learning from experience. They also contribute their knowledge about the underrepresented areas in Sheffield, where we have established a new local community hub for the duration of the research project.
Impact An exploration of the current situation in Sheffield through initial mapping of 'Network of Practices' the in-depth interviews are aimed at identifying the underrepresented areas in Sheffield, where we have established a new local community hub for the duration of the research project. These spaces act as focal points where researchers and students can work together with local communities and relevant stakeholders. The collaboration is multi-disciplinary, because each partner brought their own discipline and area of expertise (heritage, history, food&drink, events management, theatre, alternative economies, housing, culture, etc) to the home discipline of the research project (architecture). New Live Projects and other collaborations have emerged following these partnerships (Live Project AR city with Zak Ahmed from Aalfy and Robert Walker from Sheffield Digital Skills, Live Project Meersbrook Hall with Andy Jackson from Heeley Trust and Ruth Nutter from Ruskin in Sheffield, collaboration with Patrick Meleady and Pitsmoor Adventure Playground and the Studio in Residence).
Start Year 2018
 
Description Individual in-depth interviews with key representatives from Sheffield community groups and organisations 
Organisation Sheffield City Council
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution The wider context of conducting these interviews is that we are mapping vibrant and innovative community initiatives on the 'Network of Practices,' a digital Sheffield-specific map of groups and organisations, who are actively engaged in transforming the built environment in various ways. Our contribution to the partnership is enabling the organisations and initiatives to network with similar organisations within Sheffield and benefit from learning and connecting with each other. We also make available all our research findings and materials to the interviewees and invite them to research-related events and activities.
Collaborator Contribution Feeding into the overarching research questions of Urban Education Live research project, the Interviews have been structured around participants' views and experiences of co-creation with communities, collaborations with the academia, documentation of work, and the relevant discourse in Sheffield. By contributing their time and sharing their expertise with the research project team, the community group partners help identify issues surrounding the background of their organisations, the activities they create with local communities, the views on their position in Sheffield, their experiences of collaboration with educational institutions and their ways of learning from experience. They also contribute their knowledge about the underrepresented areas in Sheffield, where we have established a new local community hub for the duration of the research project.
Impact An exploration of the current situation in Sheffield through initial mapping of 'Network of Practices' the in-depth interviews are aimed at identifying the underrepresented areas in Sheffield, where we have established a new local community hub for the duration of the research project. These spaces act as focal points where researchers and students can work together with local communities and relevant stakeholders. The collaboration is multi-disciplinary, because each partner brought their own discipline and area of expertise (heritage, history, food&drink, events management, theatre, alternative economies, housing, culture, etc) to the home discipline of the research project (architecture). New Live Projects and other collaborations have emerged following these partnerships (Live Project AR city with Zak Ahmed from Aalfy and Robert Walker from Sheffield Digital Skills, Live Project Meersbrook Hall with Andy Jackson from Heeley Trust and Ruth Nutter from Ruskin in Sheffield, collaboration with Patrick Meleady and Pitsmoor Adventure Playground and the Studio in Residence).
Start Year 2018
 
Description Individual in-depth interviews with key representatives from Sheffield community groups and organisations 
Organisation South Yorkshire Housing Association Ltd
PI Contribution The wider context of conducting these interviews is that we are mapping vibrant and innovative community initiatives on the 'Network of Practices,' a digital Sheffield-specific map of groups and organisations, who are actively engaged in transforming the built environment in various ways. Our contribution to the partnership is enabling the organisations and initiatives to network with similar organisations within Sheffield and benefit from learning and connecting with each other. We also make available all our research findings and materials to the interviewees and invite them to research-related events and activities.
Collaborator Contribution Feeding into the overarching research questions of Urban Education Live research project, the Interviews have been structured around participants' views and experiences of co-creation with communities, collaborations with the academia, documentation of work, and the relevant discourse in Sheffield. By contributing their time and sharing their expertise with the research project team, the community group partners help identify issues surrounding the background of their organisations, the activities they create with local communities, the views on their position in Sheffield, their experiences of collaboration with educational institutions and their ways of learning from experience. They also contribute their knowledge about the underrepresented areas in Sheffield, where we have established a new local community hub for the duration of the research project.
Impact An exploration of the current situation in Sheffield through initial mapping of 'Network of Practices' the in-depth interviews are aimed at identifying the underrepresented areas in Sheffield, where we have established a new local community hub for the duration of the research project. These spaces act as focal points where researchers and students can work together with local communities and relevant stakeholders. The collaboration is multi-disciplinary, because each partner brought their own discipline and area of expertise (heritage, history, food&drink, events management, theatre, alternative economies, housing, culture, etc) to the home discipline of the research project (architecture). New Live Projects and other collaborations have emerged following these partnerships (Live Project AR city with Zak Ahmed from Aalfy and Robert Walker from Sheffield Digital Skills, Live Project Meersbrook Hall with Andy Jackson from Heeley Trust and Ruth Nutter from Ruskin in Sheffield, collaboration with Patrick Meleady and Pitsmoor Adventure Playground and the Studio in Residence).
Start Year 2018
 
Description Individual in-depth interviews with key representatives from Sheffield community groups and organisations 
Organisation TimeBuilders
PI Contribution The wider context of conducting these interviews is that we are mapping vibrant and innovative community initiatives on the 'Network of Practices,' a digital Sheffield-specific map of groups and organisations, who are actively engaged in transforming the built environment in various ways. Our contribution to the partnership is enabling the organisations and initiatives to network with similar organisations within Sheffield and benefit from learning and connecting with each other. We also make available all our research findings and materials to the interviewees and invite them to research-related events and activities.
Collaborator Contribution Feeding into the overarching research questions of Urban Education Live research project, the Interviews have been structured around participants' views and experiences of co-creation with communities, collaborations with the academia, documentation of work, and the relevant discourse in Sheffield. By contributing their time and sharing their expertise with the research project team, the community group partners help identify issues surrounding the background of their organisations, the activities they create with local communities, the views on their position in Sheffield, their experiences of collaboration with educational institutions and their ways of learning from experience. They also contribute their knowledge about the underrepresented areas in Sheffield, where we have established a new local community hub for the duration of the research project.
Impact An exploration of the current situation in Sheffield through initial mapping of 'Network of Practices' the in-depth interviews are aimed at identifying the underrepresented areas in Sheffield, where we have established a new local community hub for the duration of the research project. These spaces act as focal points where researchers and students can work together with local communities and relevant stakeholders. The collaboration is multi-disciplinary, because each partner brought their own discipline and area of expertise (heritage, history, food&drink, events management, theatre, alternative economies, housing, culture, etc) to the home discipline of the research project (architecture). New Live Projects and other collaborations have emerged following these partnerships (Live Project AR city with Zak Ahmed from Aalfy and Robert Walker from Sheffield Digital Skills, Live Project Meersbrook Hall with Andy Jackson from Heeley Trust and Ruth Nutter from Ruskin in Sheffield, collaboration with Patrick Meleady and Pitsmoor Adventure Playground and the Studio in Residence).
Start Year 2018
 
Description July 14th - 19th Urban Education Live summer symposium in Venice 
Organisation Iuav University of Venice
Department Department of Architecture & Arts
PI Contribution Knowledge exchange and collaboration on various subjects.
Collaborator Contribution Patrick Meleady from Pitsmoor Adventure Playground and Steve Pool local Sheffield Artist, Ruth Nutter from the Guild of St George setting up workshops and talks for UEL partners and local residents. Maha Komber and Banah Rashid - 6th year MArch students and winners of the student competition set up various engagement games and activities aimed at local population and UEL partners. Guest lecturers in a public open space in the courtyard of IUAV Venice: Marco Ranzato, Metrolab (Italy/Belgium) Sol Perez-Martinez, The Bartlett UCL (Chile/UK) Markus Bader, Raumlabor (Germany) Local collaborations in the Venetian area: Biennale Urbana Andrea Curtoni and Giulia Mazzorin Michele Sbrissa, ASV studio Cooperative Castelmonte 'El Contadin' Ciclo Facotry, Montebelluno
Impact Various workshops, events, public talks and engagement activities in the area of Urban Education Live Venice Hub.
Start Year 2017
 
Description July 14th - 19th Urban Education Live summer symposium in Venice 
Organisation Pitsmoor Adventure Playground
PI Contribution Knowledge exchange and collaboration on various subjects.
Collaborator Contribution Patrick Meleady from Pitsmoor Adventure Playground and Steve Pool local Sheffield Artist, Ruth Nutter from the Guild of St George setting up workshops and talks for UEL partners and local residents. Maha Komber and Banah Rashid - 6th year MArch students and winners of the student competition set up various engagement games and activities aimed at local population and UEL partners. Guest lecturers in a public open space in the courtyard of IUAV Venice: Marco Ranzato, Metrolab (Italy/Belgium) Sol Perez-Martinez, The Bartlett UCL (Chile/UK) Markus Bader, Raumlabor (Germany) Local collaborations in the Venetian area: Biennale Urbana Andrea Curtoni and Giulia Mazzorin Michele Sbrissa, ASV studio Cooperative Castelmonte 'El Contadin' Ciclo Facotry, Montebelluno
Impact Various workshops, events, public talks and engagement activities in the area of Urban Education Live Venice Hub.
Start Year 2017
 
Description July 14th - 19th Urban Education Live summer symposium in Venice 
Organisation University College London
Department Bartlett School of Architecture
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Knowledge exchange and collaboration on various subjects.
Collaborator Contribution Patrick Meleady from Pitsmoor Adventure Playground and Steve Pool local Sheffield Artist, Ruth Nutter from the Guild of St George setting up workshops and talks for UEL partners and local residents. Maha Komber and Banah Rashid - 6th year MArch students and winners of the student competition set up various engagement games and activities aimed at local population and UEL partners. Guest lecturers in a public open space in the courtyard of IUAV Venice: Marco Ranzato, Metrolab (Italy/Belgium) Sol Perez-Martinez, The Bartlett UCL (Chile/UK) Markus Bader, Raumlabor (Germany) Local collaborations in the Venetian area: Biennale Urbana Andrea Curtoni and Giulia Mazzorin Michele Sbrissa, ASV studio Cooperative Castelmonte 'El Contadin' Ciclo Facotry, Montebelluno
Impact Various workshops, events, public talks and engagement activities in the area of Urban Education Live Venice Hub.
Start Year 2017
 
Description Live Project AR' City 
Organisation Aalfy
PI Contribution Research team was involved in some of the events and work done by the students working on the Live Project. One key component of the project is the educational component - students working with local communities through site-specific projects. The collaboration as described by the students: ''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 proofs of concept for a 'Playable City' festival to be hosted by our client Aalfy. Aalfy, established by Zak Ahmed, is a Sheffield based social enterprise aimed at providing people with new skills in order to better their futures and provide unique and inclusive learning opportunities. Also located in Live Works, 108 The Moor, we have worked closely with our client throughout the project's process, brief development, workshop facilitation sessions, concept recording and the production of final installations and client documents.''
Collaborator Contribution Aalfy shared their vision, skills and local knowledge with the Live Project student team and the research team to deliver the Live Project.
Impact This is how the students described their outputs: ''The team sought to establish a set of documents and outputs that both met and challenged the client's original expectations and brief while also establishing a lasting legacy for the project that would help facilitate the client as AR' City moves beyond the SSoA Live Project and continues to develop towards its September 2019 launch goal. These outputs included a set of five client documents with relevant information for Zak to utilise and distribute to different stakeholders. One of these documents is a future workshop facilitation guide that can be either utilised by the client or shared with colleges to facilitate their own ideation workshops, recording and sharing of ideas to grow the online 'Ideas Bank' database established by the team. Additionally, three installation concepts were taken forward and developed in technical detail. Technical manuals for the construction and recreation of Hungry Bins and Musical Chairs stand as their own client document while the Sheffield Cinema has been taken forward through social media to test the concept within the local community. All outputs and documents are supported by a developed branding language established by the team in the form of a developed logo, graphic design style and branded merchandise to be distributed at future events and to potential stakeholders. All project outputs were displayed at an exhibition curated by the team at Live Works as part of the Social Arts Summit in Sheffield held on November 1st, 2018. This provided a great opportunity for AR' City to be debuted at its first formal public event showcasing proof of working installation concepts. This was an invaluable exposure opportunity for the client and the legacy of the AR' City Live Project that connected and established relationships between the project, Zak and local stakeholders passionate in getting involved with the project and taking it forward to realisation in the following September.'' The collaboration is multi-disciplinary in the sense that the collaborators are local people coming from various backgrounds
Start Year 2018
 
Description Live Project Making Meersbrook 
Organisation Heeley Trust
PI Contribution Research team was involved in some of the events and work done by the students working on the Live Project. One key component of the project is the educational component - students working with local communities through site-specific projects. The collaboration as described by the students: ''Our multi-headed client dreams of designing a rich vision, to present a case to the Council in order to be granted a 5 year lease on the building. Subsequently, we identified three keys ideas that our project could successfully engage with to ensure a lasting legacy continues; to 'Raise Awareness' - to showcase existing community activities of the hall and build public support, to 'Demonstrate Demand'- to collect evidence of need and wants from the community and to 'Create a Vision for the Future'- to design and preserve the Hall whilst activating and re-organising the building to become a sustainable community asset. We will achieve this through the creation of a phased programme of works to balance creative activity and insure a consistent turn-over of revenue for Meersbrook Hall to become self-sustaining.''
Collaborator Contribution Heeley Trust, Ruskin in Sheffield and Friends of Meersbrook Hall shared their vision, skills and local knowledge with the Live Project student team and the research team to deliver the Live Project.
Impact This is how the students described their outputs: ''Our Live Project has produced a project journal, building proposal, models, engagement material and a 9 minute film covering our site wide strategies and building interventions for Meersbrook Hall. Our clients are able to use these tools to plan a viable future for Meersbrook Hall as a open and loved public building at the heart of the community. This is our legacy.'' The collaboration is multi-disciplinary in the sense that the collaborators are local people coming from various backgrounds.
Start Year 2018
 
Description Live Project The Sheffield Housing Conversations 
Organisation South Yorkshire Housing Association Ltd
PI Contribution We were asked to take over and expand upon collective's social media platforms and test out a variety ways of engaging with different communities in Sheffield, asking them what they feel the key housing issues in Sheffield are. We were also tasked with proposing a direction moving forward for the collective. Initially we focused on expanding the stakeholder network, organising a variety of public participation events. From there the brief developed into a four tiered strategic framework, each tier with a specific outcome
Collaborator Contribution ...
Impact - 4 weekends at the Moor - a Geraldine Dening Lecture at Foodhall - 13 structured walks to cover areas of Sheffield - 2 Workshops - Disabilities Workshop and neighbourhood forum - a Final Presentation - at Union Street - two on-campus placements for students
Start Year 2017
 
Description Live Project Woodbourn Connection 
Organisation Pakistan Muslim Centre
PI Contribution Research team was involved in some of the events and work done by the students working on the Live Project. One key component of the project is the educational component - students working with local communities through site-specific projects.
Collaborator Contribution The collaborators contributed their skills and local knowledge to the work done on the Live Project.
Impact This is how the students described their output: ''Transforming the Darnall hub's reception, kitchen and hallway spaces as well as the entrances promoted the building and defined its identity. By organising multiple activities during the launch event, the building was instantly energised. The Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) gave the public the opportunity to play with robots and 3D Pens, advocating engineering. We ran a design workshop and also displayed participatory idea boards that collated the thoughts of the community on what they wish to see in the space.'' The collaboration is multi-disciplinary, working with the Urban Studies and Planning department of the University of Sheffield. The collaboration with the Pakistan Muslim Centre is multidisciplinary in the sense that the collaborators are local people coming from various backgrounds.
Start Year 2018
 
Description Live Project Woodbourn Connection 
Organisation University of Sheffield
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Research team was involved in some of the events and work done by the students working on the Live Project. One key component of the project is the educational component - students working with local communities through site-specific projects.
Collaborator Contribution The collaborators contributed their skills and local knowledge to the work done on the Live Project.
Impact This is how the students described their output: ''Transforming the Darnall hub's reception, kitchen and hallway spaces as well as the entrances promoted the building and defined its identity. By organising multiple activities during the launch event, the building was instantly energised. The Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) gave the public the opportunity to play with robots and 3D Pens, advocating engineering. We ran a design workshop and also displayed participatory idea boards that collated the thoughts of the community on what they wish to see in the space.'' The collaboration is multi-disciplinary, working with the Urban Studies and Planning department of the University of Sheffield. The collaboration with the Pakistan Muslim Centre is multidisciplinary in the sense that the collaborators are local people coming from various backgrounds.
Start Year 2018
 
Description Studio in Residence - working on an area of Sheffield Burngreave/Pitsmoor (collaboration with an area) 
Organisation Burngreave Library
PI Contribution Research team is involved in some of the events and work done by the students working in local areas of Sheffield. One key component of the project is the educational component - students working with local communities through site-specific projects.
Collaborator Contribution Partners provided either space and facilities (Pitsmoor Adventure Playground, Burngreave Library) or people/knowlegde/skills (all collaborators) to the partnership and the work done through the Studio in Residence.
Impact Design proposals for outdoor play area at Pitsmoor Adventure playground in November 2018 and exhibition at Burngreave Library in February 2019 featured interim design proposals to get feedback and trigger conversation from local people.
Start Year 2018
 
Description Studio in Residence - working on an area of Sheffield Burngreave/Pitsmoor (collaboration with an area) 
Organisation Pitsmoor Adventure Playground
PI Contribution Research team is involved in some of the events and work done by the students working in local areas of Sheffield. One key component of the project is the educational component - students working with local communities through site-specific projects.
Collaborator Contribution Partners provided either space and facilities (Pitsmoor Adventure Playground, Burngreave Library) or people/knowlegde/skills (all collaborators) to the partnership and the work done through the Studio in Residence.
Impact Design proposals for outdoor play area at Pitsmoor Adventure playground in November 2018 and exhibition at Burngreave Library in February 2019 featured interim design proposals to get feedback and trigger conversation from local people.
Start Year 2018
 
Description UK Impact Advisory Board (representatives from local communities and academic expertise in coproduction and engaged pedagogy) 
Organisation Sheffield Hallam University
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Knowledge exchange, presenting findings and activities of the research project to the advisory board members.
Collaborator Contribution Advisory board members ensure that the activities and research meet the project's aims and objectives and are working closely with the research team members to provide critical feedback, assist in connecting with a wide range of communities and help promote the network of practices that will be the outcome from our initial mapping of Sheffield.
Impact The Advisory Board has been involved from the start of the project in July 2017, meeting the project team twice a year. July 3rd Advisory Board meeting 1 at Live Works (Terry Lamb, University of Westminster, Geoff Green, Sheffield Hallam University, Julia Udall, Sheffield Hallam University) November 9th Advisory Board meeting 2 at Live Works (Ibtisan Alfarah, Lavender Ltd, Afrah Alkheili, Lavender Ltd, Terry Lamb, University of Westminster, Geoff Green, Sheffield Hallam University, Julia Udall, Sheffield Hallam University)
Start Year 2018
 
Description UK Impact Advisory Board (representatives from local communities and academic expertise in coproduction and engaged pedagogy) 
Organisation University of Westminster
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Knowledge exchange, presenting findings and activities of the research project to the advisory board members.
Collaborator Contribution Advisory board members ensure that the activities and research meet the project's aims and objectives and are working closely with the research team members to provide critical feedback, assist in connecting with a wide range of communities and help promote the network of practices that will be the outcome from our initial mapping of Sheffield.
Impact The Advisory Board has been involved from the start of the project in July 2017, meeting the project team twice a year. July 3rd Advisory Board meeting 1 at Live Works (Terry Lamb, University of Westminster, Geoff Green, Sheffield Hallam University, Julia Udall, Sheffield Hallam University) November 9th Advisory Board meeting 2 at Live Works (Ibtisan Alfarah, Lavender Ltd, Afrah Alkheili, Lavender Ltd, Terry Lamb, University of Westminster, Geoff Green, Sheffield Hallam University, Julia Udall, Sheffield Hallam University)
Start Year 2018
 
Description Urban Rooms Network 
Organisation Folkestone Fringe
PI Contribution Our research team contributes experiences and critical thinking to this knowledge exchange network of people working in similar areas.
Collaborator Contribution As stated on the URN website: ''We are a network of Urban Rooms across the country, chaired by Diane Dever from Folkestone Fringe. As well as sharing practice and offering support, we work together to promote the value of urban rooms to others.''
Impact Collaboration is based on knowledge exchange and networking of similar organisations. The main outcomes are quarterly meetings and contact database.
Start Year 2017
 
Description Urban Rooms Network 
Organisation The Architecture Centre
PI Contribution Our research team contributes experiences and critical thinking to this knowledge exchange network of people working in similar areas.
Collaborator Contribution As stated on the URN website: ''We are a network of Urban Rooms across the country, chaired by Diane Dever from Folkestone Fringe. As well as sharing practice and offering support, we work together to promote the value of urban rooms to others.''
Impact Collaboration is based on knowledge exchange and networking of similar organisations. The main outcomes are quarterly meetings and contact database.
Start Year 2017
 
Description Urban Rooms Network 
Organisation University of Reading
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Our research team contributes experiences and critical thinking to this knowledge exchange network of people working in similar areas.
Collaborator Contribution As stated on the URN website: ''We are a network of Urban Rooms across the country, chaired by Diane Dever from Folkestone Fringe. As well as sharing practice and offering support, we work together to promote the value of urban rooms to others.''
Impact Collaboration is based on knowledge exchange and networking of similar organisations. The main outcomes are quarterly meetings and contact database.
Start Year 2017
 
Description Visiting Lecturer and representative from the Romanian partner of the research project Dr Daniela Calciu 
Organisation Association for Urban Transition
PI Contribution The Sheffield School or Architecture contributed long-lasting experience in running Live Project with the visiting lecturer/design tutor, and enabled her to be fully involved in planning, executing and mentoring activities related to the teaching initiative.
Collaborator Contribution Dr Calciu co-mentored two Live Project groups over a 6 week period of her time at the Sheffield School of Architecture and contributed to the on-going work for the Urban Education Live Project.
Impact All the outcomes and outputs related to Live Projects 2017 (listed in the other relevant sections of this report).
Start Year 2017
 
Description Visiting Lecturer and representative from the Romanian partner of the research project Dr Daniela Calciu 
Organisation Ion Mincu University of Architecture and Urbanism
PI Contribution The Sheffield School or Architecture contributed long-lasting experience in running Live Project with the visiting lecturer/design tutor, and enabled her to be fully involved in planning, executing and mentoring activities related to the teaching initiative.
Collaborator Contribution Dr Calciu co-mentored two Live Project groups over a 6 week period of her time at the Sheffield School of Architecture and contributed to the on-going work for the Urban Education Live Project.
Impact All the outcomes and outputs related to Live Projects 2017 (listed in the other relevant sections of this report).
Start Year 2017
 
Description Live Project AR' City project outputs were displayed at an exhibition curated by the team at Live Works as part of the Social Arts Summit in Sheffield 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact As described by the students on their website: ''All project outputs were displayed at an exhibition curated by the team at Live Works as part of the Social Arts Summit in Sheffield held on November 1st, 2018. This provided a great opportunity for AR' City to be debuted at its first formal public event showcasing proof of working installation concepts. This was an invaluable exposure opportunity for the client and the legacy of the AR' City Live Project that connected and established relationships between the project, Zak and local stakeholders passionate in getting involved with the project and taking it forward to realisation in the following September.''
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://www.liveprojects.org/2018/ar-city/
 
Description Live Project Making Meersbrook - Ruskin Museum Makeover at Meersbrook Hall 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact ''A week of free displays, events and activities for adults and children to discover the life and legacy of the Ruskin Museum at Meersbrook Hall.''
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://www.liveprojects.org/2018/making-meersbrook/
 
Description Live Project People's Kitchen Pitsmoor: Cooking locally foraged mushroom risotto and making clay plates at Pitsmoor's Abbeyfield park 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact More than 20 members of the local community were involved in a food event where locally foraged food was cooked and eaten together. Through the process, people were involved in the design process of the People's Kitchen Pitsmoor new cafe area, ensuring a holistic consideration of community requirements and desires for the project.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://www.liveprojects.org/2018/peoples-kitchen-pitsmoor/
 
Description Live Works Launch event - for invited city partners, sponsors, collaborators 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Supporters
Results and Impact Live Works Launch event was aimed at celebrating the urban room opened in collaboration with various supporters - city partners, sponsors, and other collaborators. The establishment this space in the city centre was a long lasting endeavour so the launch celebrated the positive collaborations and encouraged new ones in the future.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Live Works launch event for the University of Sheffield School of Architecture staff, partners and students 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact The multi-use University run facility in the city centre, Live Works, was launched with the key members of SSoA staff celebrating the successful work of former Live Works also located in the city centre. The potentials of using the space for teaching and research work were highlighted and proposed for future use.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Public Lecture with Geraldine Dening (founder of Architects for Social Housing) at Foodhall 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Public lecture on social housing, organised by the Live Projects group The Sheffield Housing Conversations.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description RIBA president's medals exhibition hosted by the Live Works 23rd April - 4th May (launch event on 20th April) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Exhibition was hosted by Live Works for 2 weeks, when the doors were open for the general public to walk in and watch / engage with the exhibition showing the awarded student works. The exhibition was manned by a member of UEL research team, talking to people about their ideas of Shefield and architecture. The launch event involved staff, students and research participants in a series of short introductory talks about the RIBA, SSoA and Live Works.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Studio in Residence local hub in Burngreave Library 'Design your own Sheffield!' 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Sheffield School of Architecture Studio in Residence was showing a mid-stage of their design proposals ofr the Steel Route in Sheffield, and talking to local people about how Sheffield could be more playful, more connected and more equal.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Studio in residence student Anna White - participation workshop with Sheffield Futures youth representatives at Live Works - a series of workshops 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Youth-led co-design workshop focusing on play along Sheffield Steel Route with young advisors from Sheffield Futures: live engagement project as part of Studio in Residence by 6th year. At Live Works on February 21st, March 7th, March 28th, April 9th.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description The Sheffield Housing Conversations Live Project: 4 weekends of public engagement at the Moor 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact The purpose of the weekend workshops in the streets of Sheffield (the Moor) was to collect a vast range of opinions from as many voices as possible. Engagement with people was achieved through the use of various props, games and other activities (some of them described in the Arts section). The impact of the workshops is not directly known, however it encouraged people to think about the housing issues in their areas. Some findings impacted the further work of the students (eg. signage & map got the most attention, colour coding for the map was not straightforward, people struggled to find where they live on the map, space standards worked great with kids, squares on the ground got a lot of attention, but were not used to their full potential, people intrigued by the games & end up having a conversation even if not interested in playing, living room at the Moor idea not
entirely successful, etc). All in all event was successful & many areas of Sheffield represented.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Woodbourn Connection Live Project at Darnall local Hub - outreach event and workshop engaging with local population 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Physical Change

Transforming the reception, kitchen and hallway spaces as well as the entrances promoted the building and defined its identity. By organising multiple activities during the launch event, the building was instantly energised. The Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) gave the public the opportunity to play with robots and 3D Pens, advocating engineering. We ran a design workshop and also displayed participatory idea boards that collated the thoughts of the community on what they wish to see in the space.

Future

We proposed a future vision for the space including long-term secured activities from AMRC workshops every school holiday to becoming Sheffield's second urban room alongside Live Works. The space is now instantly bookable online through the website we created, and is instantly adaptable thanks to the prototype flexible partitions we built. We hope these proposals will continue the legacy of our project, using our promotional film to help maintain momentum and excitement. Please enjoy through the link below.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://www.liveprojects.org/2018/woodbourn-connection/