STANDARD PRACTICE
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We make places

We use design as a vehicle for community collaboration to help build better neighbourhoods.

 At the moment we are building elements of the 2019 festival square with  Manchester International Festival . We are aiming to involve over 1000 members of the public in the process. This is our second year working with MIF and it’s always a pleasure.

At the moment we are building elements of the 2019 festival square with Manchester International Festival. We are aiming to involve over 1000 members of the public in the process. This is our second year working with MIF and it’s always a pleasure.

 This collaborative working method began when we built  The Pilcrow  in 2016.  We designed this project to help foster a community at  NOMA  through mass participation working towards a shared goal. We ran workshops to build every element of the pub over a 12-month period.

This collaborative working method began when we built The Pilcrow in 2016.

We designed this project to help foster a community at NOMA through mass participation working towards a shared goal. We ran workshops to build every element of the pub over a 12-month period.

 We believe this works because getting people around a table to work on something together is a highly effective way to build a community. This gives people a feeling of responsibility, investment and belonging.

We believe this works because getting people around a table to work on something together is a highly effective way to build a community. This gives people a feeling of responsibility, investment and belonging.

 This is one of our first workshops for The Pilcrow held in Joe’s old studio in Phoenix House. Since the Phoenix House days we have opened studio spaces across Manchester to provide space for making and meeting.

This is one of our first workshops for The Pilcrow held in Joe’s old studio in Phoenix House. Since the Phoenix House days we have opened studio spaces across Manchester to provide space for making and meeting.

 In 2018 we built the first  Cloudwater  brewery tap, running workshops with the brewery staff.

In 2018 we built the first Cloudwater brewery tap, running workshops with the brewery staff.

 We are about to start designing prototypes for a playground at  Mayfield , Manchester in collaboration with hundreds of school children.

We are about to start designing prototypes for a playground at Mayfield, Manchester in collaboration with hundreds of school children.

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