Empowering Design Practices

Live Works has delivered a range of Community Design Training courses, specifically tailored Live Projects and most recently the Live Projects Engagement Box Installation. February 2020 /  EDP Live Event / London / Empowering Design Practices Team Empowering Design Practices

Experience Castlegate

Demonstrating how immersive digital technologies can harness the power of cultural heritage and community engagement towards more inclusive urban regeneration strategies in post-industrial cities.

The Cultural Value of Architecture

A series of workshops exploring ways in which secondary school children and college students perceive the cultural value of architecture, as part of an AHRC funded research project.

Around The Toilet – Design Toolkit

Exploring how universities can act in collaboration with local communities to catalyse urban spatial change through co-learning and capacity building. Live Works is working with international partners through ‘local hubs’ to create new community/civic networks that can foster innovative urban ecologies.

Live Well – SYHA Project Stack

This project focused on SYHA’s ‘Live Well’ housing portfolio – a diverse range of buildings and accommodation where residents are supported, through SYHA, to find a home, learn new skills or find employment, or can access more specialist services around mental health problems, learning disabilities or addiction.

Urban Education Live

Exploring how universities can act in collaboration with local communities to catalyse urban spatial change through co-learning and capacity building. Live Works is working with international partners through ‘local hubs’ to create new community/civic networks that can foster innovative urban ecologies.

Cuthbert Bank – SYHA Project Stack

Cuthbert Bank comprises of 25 self-contained properties for families who have presented to Sheffield City Council as homeless. Families are referred to Cuthbert Bank via the council and can reside at Cuthbert Bank for a period of up to 9 months. The service was developed in the ‘90s and the accommodation is owned by South Yorkshire Housing Association. Whilst they are referred through the homeless route, more often than not, the families’ homelessness is compounded by other issues relating to physical or mental health conditions, debt/poverty, domestic violence, issues relating to the wellbeing of children and substance misuse. Currently, there are around 40 children living with their families at Cuthbert Bank. There is an on-site support team that work on a 1:1 basis with customers to find settled accommodation.