We can call your community to action developing briefs, challenges and tasks to be done and shared in response to a defined and localised need.
Beyond the Finish Line
Beyond The Finish Line was set up to mobilise young people to regenerate their local areas whilst harnessing the momentum of the Commonwealth Games. In a bid to empower the city’s brightest young entrepreneurs, icecream architecture’s multidisciplinary design team worked closely with clients, Firstport, to devise a structured, reactive business support programme.
Following its success, Beyond The Finish Line has won 3 awards - The LighthouseDesign Impact awards both judges and public vote and Social Enterprise Scotland awards. It has also been awarded prestigious Legacy status, given to projects that work to create a more prosperous, inclusive and accessible Glasgow. Beyond The Finish Line was shortlisted in the Town Centre Regeneration category of the 2014 SURF awards.
Musselburgh Dabbling Art Project
Through a series of workshops, activities, inspirational speakers, explorative walks, ideas testing, sharing and critical discussion, the project has provided an accessible platform for local people to gain a broader insight and understanding into the potential for future public art, and to map possible locations within the town.
Following the project's conclusion, icecream architecture highlighted a ‘Dabbling Panel’ of local people who will continue to play an integral role in the selection and implementation of future public artworks in the town, ensuring the findings of the Dabbling Project are recognised and public involvement is sustained.
Denny Design Charrette Briefs
In response to extensive community engagement led by icecream architecture in Denny for the development of the Denny Public Art Plan, an application was made in partnership with Falkirk Council to the Scottish Government National Charrette Mainstreaming Programme to use the Charrette workshop framework as a stepping stone for realising the communities aspirations for their Town Centre.
Later, ice cream architecture secured £10,000 in funding to allow the community to develop the briefs designed during the Charrette. The funding secured, supported members of the community to kick start their projects and begin the journey towards long term community aspirations.