With this projects students’ look at Wicker multicultural environment and look at the communities’ women to reinterpret their role and use of public spaces. They propose workshops, collective cooking, and playground activities to gather women to public spaces. The second step would be to gather funding towards more permanent structures and long-term projects like growing food at the railway bridge, the construction of permanent structure for the families, in order to also create jobs and foster the local economy.
On Tuesday 17 of May the installation of the MA Urban Design Students: “A Walk into the Future. Exploring community-led development in Sheffield City Centre” took place in various locations across Sheffield city centre. Each group was assigned a specific area of the city and on Tuesday they displayed their plans for the local regeneration; open to explain their visions, answer questions and receive suggestions by local people passing by. It was a great opportunity to exchange ideas and to spread the aims and ideas behind Community Land Trusts.
We visited the five sites of the students’ installation and we asked them about their projects: it was a unique chance to re-think the city and experience it from a different perspective. A lot of exciting ideas for our Sheffield CLT!
Full report about each group will follow!
The Sheffield CLT project is now moving towards an ‘active’ phase in which it will engage with local community and stakeholders to discuss models, scenarios and potential routes to establish Sheffield CLT. We will be working with Studio Polpo and the MA in Urban Design at the School of Architecture at University of Sheffield to explore and propose avenues for community led development in Sheffield City Centre within the wider framework of the Sheffield CLT project.
We are now engaging possible partnerships, identifying potential locations within Sheffield urban area and drafting prospective projects. The next month will be filled with news and events to help the promotion and development of the project. Update will be published on the Sheffield CLT website, Facebook and Twitter!