Working with small and large clients we form a deep understanding of the situation now and plan to the timescales; ranging from a quick fire three month plans for change to a citizen aspiration for Glasgow for the next 50 years.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

 

The Denny Design Charrette took place over 3 days at the end of May 2015 following an active and engaging animation period that began in January 2015.

 

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We undertake action based research creating bespoke lines of questioning and effective tools to capture facts, anecdotes and wee gems of information to bring research topics to life. To encourage interaction and test theories either from the team or from out-with, icecream implements a strategy of ‘research by doing’ where research is tested and enhanced by creating events and interventions.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Glasgow Museums

 

Through a series of public events and focussed sessions, icecream architecture gathered citywide opinions and perceptions about Glasgow Museums venues. The research approach was split into two phases; awareness raising sessions and focused sessions. The former relied on setting up on-street workshops in busy public spaces to collect the opinions of Glasgow on a city wide basis. The second stage of research used a co-design process to work with groups of research participants on the creation of new designs for displays within Glasgow Museums’ venues. Working with groups of families, young people and adults has allowed our research team to answer four key questions through

on-street conversations, interviews and discussion during workshops  

 

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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.

Musselburgh Public Art Dabbling 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. 

 

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We undertake action based research creating bespoke lines of questioning and effective tools to capture facts, anecdotes and wee gems of information to bring research topics to life. To encourage interaction and test theories either from the team or from out-with, icecream implements a strategy of ‘research by doing’ where research is tested and enhanced by creating events and interventions.

Go Get Gorbals

Go Get Gorbals sharing platform was developed out of extensive research into economical and sustainable benefits of the sharing economy. Products, skills and resources are shared between individuals, groups, organisations and businesses to reduce unnecessary costs, access and improve local skills, encourage potential start ups and reduce landfill waste. Through community consultation, development of an active steering group, research and a process of open designing through facebook and on-street workshops the platform has been developed with release in June 2017.

 

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Generating action is our specialty. Through our action plans we generate pro-activity and responsiveness; we create actions which can be implemented by the community. Therefore changes can be seen on the ground encouraging participation and the continuation of those plans.

Denny Action Plans

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.

 

The Denny Design Charrette took place over 3 days at the end of May 2015 following an active and engaging animation period that began in January 2015. From the Charrette a detailed Action Plan was devised from short to medium term options; the short term plans were given as a way of trialing future larger developments, ensuring it's success. £10,000 was secured through funding in order to give the community a chance to carry out these short term plans.  

 

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We design engaging reports and infographics to summarise our research and findings, in order to allow our clients to easily transfer information back to the public, council or funding bodies. Our in house graphic designers use their creative approach to ensure reports and strategies become an engaging and valid tool for understanding information. 

Balgrayhill Community Centre Community Consultation

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