what we do

We work with communities and the public sector to make places better.

 

Our multi-disciplinary team can create reactive solutions that boost regeneration, enterprise, community involvement and collaboration, communication, youth engagement, active travel, funding potential and digital participation; each with the core aim to motivate and mobilise civic pride.

 

Methods and processes have developed through the rapport we build with communities and public services. We've a substantial track record for integrating these groups throughout the delivery process and producing carefully considered proposals, strategies, digital tools and artworks. 


The group operates through a combined passion to explore how sharing and applying these skills can put people at the heart of decision making and creativity within their communities.

Approach To Community Engagement

From the beginning, we've been obsessed with engaging the community and encouraging their participation in projects to build ownership in the long-term. This in turn fosters the sustainability of outcomes which rejuvenate the physical and nonphysical identity of a place. The following three stages described outline the emphasis we place on different approaches to engagement which we believe ensure that projects are successful and relevant.

 

Research by doing

We implement a strategy of ‘research by doing’ where research is tested and enhanced by creating events and interventions. Music, art and action are used to enliven a space for periods during the research. This both enhances the team's understanding of the complexities and attributes of the space and opens conversations with partners and passers by. In doing this we are in a short time able to connect with key groups of people and partners and are then able to visualise and discuss the potential of an area or idea.

 

Integration

The team place high importance on fully integrating with the groups we're working with to ensure that our understanding of the area and the designs, solutions or implementation that we propose strengthen the growth and development of the place.

 

Galvanising a community of action

A key approach to our process is to value every contact. In the creation of an artwork, website, concept or strategy for a place, people must feel connected to it. We're experts in bringing the community in, finding consensus and getting them motivated to deliver a shared solution.

PROJECTS

 

Please click on the links to find more on our projects

Ongoing

Innovating Communities

Summit Social Wicklow

Blaeloch Community Land: Let's Do it!

Connecting Moments

Make Your Way

Garnock Connections: Places That We Know

SCOOP

2020

MY LAND .SCOT

Kirkfieldbank Action Plan

Alexandria Vision and Masterplan

Newarthill Walking Routes

2019

Break The Mould

Reveal St Helier

George Square: Is it time for change?

Kilwinning's Future

Huntly: A Campus for Learning and Play

Culture, Heritage and Arts Assembly, Argyll and the Isles

Inverclyde Heritage Strategy

Discover Moray's Great Places

LinkUp West Dunbartonshire

Glasgow Avenues

2018

Go Get Gorbals

Huntly: Room to Thrive

Helensburgh Making Places

V&A Dundee: Design Lottery Skillshare

North Carrick CBC Action Plans

Chatelherault to Low Parks Heritage Trail

Making Green Places: Ayr North

Grounds for Play

Make Your Way

Rediscovering the Antonine Wall

2017

V&A Dundee: Design Relay

Three Towns Charrette

Maybole 500

Collective Commotion (Maybole and North Carrick Youth Forum)

Rain Ready

Dip Into Parkways and Waterways

Made In Paisley

Byres Road Redevelopment

Our Burn

Rothesay Socio-economic Survey & Perception Study

The Thistles to The Castle: Stirling Festival of Architecture

Moffat and Beattock Community Action Plans

Lingo Flamingo : Rebrand

Woodland View Gallery

2016

Remaking Rothesay Charrette

Talk Prestwick Town Centre Charrette

Design Erskine Charrette

‘Tweak It’

Weathering Change

Sauchiehall Regeneration Framework: Parklets

Creative Aden - Public Art Strategy

Arts and Creativity Inverclyde

PDI Action Research

Balgrayhill Community Centre - Community Consultation

The Musselburgh Public Art Dabbling Project

Glasgow Museums Audience Analysis

 

2015

The Denny Design Charrette

Sauchiehall Regeneration Framework - Stakeholder Engagement

THIS for THAT CIC

Beyond The Finish Line

somewhereto_

somewhereto_ restore

2014

Open Source Stirling

NFU Internal Communications Strategy

Denny Public Art Strategy

Future City Glasgow

Only in Govan

2010-13

The Rope Factory

CityLab National Framework

The Tax Hotel

Artworks Scotland

Custom Quay

Signs of Life

Startup Street Stirling

Made In Stirling

Architectural Circus

Future Glasgow City Vision

Kirkcaldy Creative

 

Selected Clients and Partners

Aberdeenshire Council

Architecture + Design Scotland

Argyll and Bute Council

Cavan County Local Development

Community Action Lanarkshire

County Wicklow Partnership

Creative Scotland

Donegal Local Development

Glasgow City Council

Glasgow Life

Gorbals Housing Association

Leitrim Integrated Development

Livity

Louth LEADER Partnership

Monaghan Integrated Development

NFU

NHS

North and South Lanarkshire Councils

Sligo LEADER Partnership

Sustrans

The Nue Housing

RSPB

University of the West of Scotland

V&A

West Dunbartonshire Council

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Ireland: +353 71 9344933

 

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