The group’s idea developed around the question: “would you like to ‘live and work’ in the city centre?” This simple question draws the attention to the issues of rent affordability that often make inaccessible the city centre, forcing people and companies to move away. They also underlined the existence of empty unused buildings in the city centre, raising awareness regarding the gradual decency and abandonment of central areas. The group proposes a working and living environment – the Fargate ‘Co-studio’ – as an alternative of community re-appropriation of the city centre.
If you did not have the chance to see the installations of MA Urban Design Students around Sheffield on Tuesday 17 of May, you have the possibility to see some highlights displayed at the Sheffield Railway station (in front of Mark & Spenser) until June 13.
The exhibition will walk you through the different visions the students produced for five different areas of Sheffield city centre. The aim is to challenge the idea we have of our city and finding creative and affordable ways of taking ownership of abandoned or neglected city spaces, through community-led projects.
Do not miss this opportunity to see Sheffield from another perspective and do get in touch if you have any comments and if you would like to get involved!