During October, Sheffield School of Architecture Live Project group arranged free creative walks around Sheffield through the eyes of John Ruskin, encouraging members of the public to think about where they see wealth in the city.
We launched our new publication, ‘Imagine Castlegate’ at the Workstation on 12th September. The book showcases work undertaken by The University of Sheffield in the Castlegate area of Sheffield over the last year, in collaboration with local organisations and community groups, The Engaged University, and Sheffield City Council.
This exhibition showcases research and design proposals for Castlegate produced by 60 masters students from Sheffield University School of Architecture over the last year, including design ideas for Castle House, The Old Town Hall, the Castle Market.
We recently hosted the second Urban Rooms Network meeting in the Live Works urban room, which brought together members from across the country.
Live Works have been involved in the first Castlegate Festival, a two-day event celebrating and animating Castlegate through exhibitions, workshops, tours and activities.
The Live Works urban room has been showcasing design ideas for Sheffield in an exhibition of SSoA postgraduate work based in the city.
For six weeks the Sheffield Cohousing Live Project group, made up of students from SSoA, were based in the Live Works urban room, where they were looking into the potential for developing alternative housing models in Sheffield, with a specific focus on cohousing.
Doncaster Civic Trust and Live Works have launched a new annual architectural competition for primary schools in Doncaster, which aims to encourage young people to understand and engage with built environment issues and built heritage in a creative way.
ReMake Castlegate is a project developed in partnership with Yorkshire Artspace and local artists as part of the Festival of the Mind 2014 in Sheffield.
We recently worked with groups of 14-17 year old schoolchildren at Live Works as part of an AHRC funded research project, ‘The Cultural Value of Architecture’.