About Live Project
The Live Projects are a pioneering educational initiative introduced by the School of Architecture at the University of Sheffield.
Architecture students work in groups on Live Projects with a range of clients including local community groups, charities, health organisations and regional authorities. In some cases the projects involve actual building, in others design of urban masterplans, in others consultation exercises. In every case, the project is real, happening in real time with real people.
GIST stands for Grassroots, Innovation, Society, Technology. The GIST Foundation started four years ago and with the aim of creating a Sheffield based forum that would explore how technology can be used for social good. It has quickly grown to an organisation of 24 core volunteers that run 27 different groups, offering support for a wide range of technologies.
GIST + Live Project = ?
The focus of the live project is to re-evaluate the way that GIST use their space in the Workstation in the Cultural Industries Quarter of Sheffield, helping them adapt it to suit to the wide range of activities that take place there, often simultaneously. The use of virtual space to foster online discussions/workshops and to help widen the reach of the Foundation may also need to be explored.