Community Engagement - Centre Activity
How are architecture centres involved in Community Engagement?
- With the 'Beverley Roadness’ project, Arc worked with local residents and young people to find out their views on the area. The project involved creative workshops with schools, commissioning artist Nicola Streeten to create an illustrated map of the area and an exhibition on a community bus. Read more.
- Beam has been involved with the following:
- People Changing Places (which engaged the general public in the regeneration of their city of York)
- The Green (a contemporary art and landscape architecture installation, with accompanying events and activities - awarded ‘The Best Use of Public Art in Architecture’ for the Roses Design Awards in Manchester)
- Interconnections (which aimed to engage key stakeholders and the local community in the preparation and development of a suggested desigregeneration scheme in Sowerby Bridge and Copley Valley).
- A schools programme which fed into the in-depth phase of consultation with communities in the Olympic area (see Case Study)
- Established the Legacy Youth Panel, a dedicated group of 14-19 year olds from the Host Olympic boroughs which Fundamental continue to run on behalf of the Olympic Park Legacy Company
- Established Britain’s first youth architecture forum, the Architecture Crew in Newham in 2005 (see Case Study)
- Delivered a series of workshops with community members and stakeholders and produced concept design options to RIBA Stage C for Wormley Community Centre incorporating the findings of this consultation
- Offers a bespoke service using the Expanded Neighbourhood Map, a geographically tailored toolkit for community participation in the built environment and civic life. The toolkit was developed as part of Bridging the Gap in 2007 (see Case Study)
- MADE is pioneering a new way of working with Wyre Forest Council as we develop a masterplan for a neighbourhood close to Kidderminster town centre. Read more
- Northern Architecture, with their partner organisations The Glass-House Community Led Design, Community Matters and IHBC recently hosted The Glass-House Community Led Design Debate: 'Sustainable Community Building - Refurbishment v New Build'. This was the third in a lively debate series in Newcastle. Themes from the debate can be found in Northern Architecture’s discussion forum.
- Urban Vision North Staffordshire have been involved in several projects:
- Green Photographic Competition, the 6th annual photographic competition. Urban Vision writes: "We asked local community and enthusiastic photographers to submit photographs inspired by what they consider 'Green' in the places and spaces around them. Parks, gardens, buildings, sculptures, festivals, events, schools - and anything else that photographers considered part of the 'Green' theme." Winning entries will be exhibited at Burslem School of Art and also on the UVNS Facebook page.
- Local Oasis: On Wednesday 23 March, Urban Vision will be holding a free ‘Local Oasis’ CPD event within Burslem Park. The CPD workshops are aimed at local education and learning providers who wish to gain further ideas and knowledge in how our local parks and green spaces can be used as a tool and resource for creative development. Find out more about Local Oasis CPD.
- Sustainable Schools Project: during these workshops, Urban Vision aims to give students a fresh understanding and insight into ‘the story’, heritage and future of their school. Urban Vision writes: "We hope that their learning will generate ideas about possible ways to make sustainable improvements to school buildings, grounds and community life." See the blog here.
See also our talk about Community Engagement,
with Portsmouth University.
ArcBeamFundamental Architectural InclusionMADENorthern Architecture Urban Vision North Staffordshire
Further information about Fundamental's work in community engagement (Word doc)