Category Archives : Consultancy


Conversations with older people from Asian backgrounds

SGSU director and artist Ellie Shipman was invited to facilitate a series of creative workshops exploring life with older people from Asian backgrounds for Savannah Development Foundation. SDF supports work which benefits Black, Minority and Ethnic communities in Bristol and the charity wanted to find out more about how older people […]


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 […]


St. Luke’s Creative Consultation

  We were invited by St. Luke’s Community Centre to run two days of community consultation stalls at the Whitecross Street Party this July. The event was to decipher which of St. Luke’s proposed priorities for their programme should be focused on: helping people into employment, tackling disadvantage and building […]


something good, something useful – our official launch

On Thursday 1st May 2014 something good, something useful officially launched. Huge thanks to those of you who came along to our launch, and everyone who helped make it an incredible evening! We presented our background, team, toolkit, featured projects and portfolio and had a ‘Cakes for Change’ workshop, locally grown and […]


Sustrans: Experiential Landscape Mapping with Pocket Places Peckham

SGSU was invited by sustainable transport charity Sustrans to carry out ‘Experiential Landscape Mapping’ (ELM) around their project ‘Pocket Places Peckham’ – a new initiative in urban design, putting “unused pockets of land to community use”. ELM is a subjective mapping process developed by Dr Kevin Thwaites, focusing on gathering qualitative […]


Creative consultation for the London Legacy Development Corporation

Brief: We were invited by Ashley McCormick Projects and the London Legacy Development Corporation (LLDC) to run a creative consultation session with students at Colegrave Primary School around their involvement with FINDING NORTH – a public art project around the legacy of the Olympic Park. Project structure: – Initial research […]