The Sheffield School of Architecture (SSoA) and Sheffield Society of Architects (SSA) are delighted to bring the 2017 RIBA President’s Medal exhibition to the city for the very first time. The exhibition will be on display in Live Works from 23 April to 4 May, Monday to Friday 1pm – 6 pm and Saturday 28 April 10 am – 3 pm.
As part of our leading role in the Urban Rooms Network, Live Works has been developing a website to allow members to share ideas across the network and to showcase the activities of individual urban rooms.
You Are Here is running from 25th February – 10th March at Live Works, 18-20 Union St. The exhibition showcases temporary public artworks by Leo Fitzmaurice, OSA and Sans façon, which occupied Sheffield city centre during December 2015.
Live Works hosted ‘What can (not) be done?’ on 17-18th February, a two day event with SSoA Visiting Professors Ana Džokic and Marc Neelen from STEALTH.unlimited. The event focused on those situations where our efforts to reach a “better” urban future – more resilient, sustainable, fair, inspiring – hit the boundaries of what is achievable, permissible or generally accepted.
You Are Here is an interdisciplinary project, consisting of new temporary public art works, a one day symposium, and exhibition, to explore future ways of working collaboratively across the fields of art and architecture.
Sheffield School of Architecture’s ‘Studio In Residence’ will be working from Live Works until June 2016. The group of master’s students are undertaking design projects based around the Castlegate area of Sheffield.
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.