About This Live Project

Working alongside Field Art, self proclaimed generalist Oliver Lowenstein and Sheffield City Council this is an exciting live project that combines research, engagement, design and potentially the building of a prototype for a eco-cycle stop as part of a feasibility for a redundant railway station building in Brightside, North Sheffield. – This is on the Sustrains Cycle Route and the project will frame and contextualise a Cycle Station and other facilities for Brightside.

Railway Paths are the owners of the site that is managed by the City Council. They are a company set up from British Rail Property - they own many of the closed railway lines often used for cycling and the Brightside Railway building. There are a number of interesting agendas for this project, which will also form a feasibility for a bigger project in the future.

Friday, 24 October 2008

Beck School All Day Event!

With all preparations complete, it was time for action. The School had alowed us (The Live Project Team and Field Art) to set up in a through corridor so that we could talk to children and parents on the School's 'Review Day'. The aim of the event was to:

1: Explain our involvement in the area to members of the local community and to encourage an interest in our work

2: To invite them to our main event on Saturday 1st November

3: To ask their opinions about what they would like to see on the Station site if a project were to go ahead there.

With a steady stream of families throughout the day, and with many kids and adults expressing interest and great ideas of their own, all agreed that the day was a success.

Grrrrrr get off me jelly

Choices board, we asked people to choose which ideas they liked and would use, as well as coming up with their own ideas.
Cake decoration, two willing volunteers....

Nobody could resist the allure of the lurid...
The cake, prior to it's prompt demolition

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