Yearly Archives: 2016


The Bearpit consultation

This Spring we were invited to support the Bearpit Improvement Group (BIG) in their consultation around their next steps for the Bearpit. Having seen extensive transformation over recent years, including paving, step access, new cafes, stalls and businesses and stair access, BIG are now asking communities what would make the […]


Sustainability analysis and toolkit for architecture firm tangentstudios

Since November 2015 SGSU Director Eleanor Shipman has been working with tangentfield, the live field-research strand of Bristol-based architecture firm tangentstudios, to develop a toolkit to help reflect on and share their methodology and best practice when working on live, participatory projects. The toolkit development included a series of illustrations […]


Recycled Island Children’s Workshop at Meltdown Festival 2015

In summer 2015 SGSU Director Eleanor Shipman was invited to develop a creative workshop for children at David Byrne’s Meltdown Festival. To encourage recycling and free play, Eleanor created an imaginary island floating in the Clore Ballroom with young attendees and their parents. First asking children to go on a […]