The Mavericks are Coming – RIP Regeneration

We’ve decided the time has come to stop ONLY talking (we are great fans of talking, we do it a lot with our clients) and start DOING

Would you like to hear more? Would you like to join us?

We have proposed a research project to a prominent funder and whatever they say, we think this needs doing and needs doing soon………..

The Maverick City 2017

We’ve just finished 2017’s version of The Maverick City, so here’s a quick round up – including a write up by one of the participants

Building a collaboratively creative city

New Start Magazine recently came to Liverpool and interviewed us as part of their feature on the city. Editor Clare Goff also asked for blog posts from Kate and Toria and here is the one that Kate wrote about her vision for Liverpool as a Collaboratively Creative City:

The Power of Tea

Engagement can change people’s lives

We do truly believe that bringing people into the process of design of space changes lives. This is not simply a ‘nice-to-have’ luxury or a ‘touchy-feely’ add-on, it’s an essential ingredient in the process of creating spaces and places for people.

Flyover Takeover Programme announced

Dance, music, performance and conversation return to Liverpool’s Churchill Way Flyover in summer festival celebrating culture and community.

Visible Rio

Steve Threlfall writes about his experience of accompanying Kate Stewart of We Make Places to Rio de Janeiro last week to assist her on a brilliant and humbling project ‘Rio Visivel’.

The Maverick City 2016

Join the team from We Make Places and lots

Allowing Communities to Make Their Places

We Make Places were invited to speak at the Royal Town Planning Institute (NW) Urban Design Forum which took place at the Racquets Club in Liverpool on September 23rd

We were asked to set a bit of a challenge and provoke debate…….sounds unlike us I know!

Lab Criativo

Last November one of our team Kate Stewart was chosen as one of 10 UK creatives to go and work with 10 creatives from Rio.

Following this creative lab, the participants generated ideas for creative projects working in multi cultural and multi-disciplinary teams.

Here’s a film put about the project by People’s Palace Projects.

We can’t stop chatting!

There are lots of places you can hear the We Make Places team and other exciting people talking this month

here’s a small list

Showing Newsham Park Some Love

Toria has been volunteering down at Newsham Park and she’s loved it! Throughout the country, citizens are forming parks groups, find out why

Celebrating the Small

The Turner prize being awarded to Assemble for their work with Granby 4 Streets is timely and welcome news for the importance of ‘place-making’ in our communities. Muriel Gray’s disappointment at Assemble’s nomination started a pithy debate as to whether Assemble’s community-centred work constitutes art or not, frankly who cares?

Friends of the Flyover is EPIC!

Well, that’s it – we are officially EPIC!

We are pleased to let you know that last night our wonderful Flyover Fest was announced as the Epic Awards 2015 England Winner

Wiki House

At the end of 2014 we acquired the 4th prototype of WikiHouse for Friends of the Flyover to use

Baltic Hubspace

We Make Places is based in The Baltic Triangle and we have a long standing relationship with the area and it’s community.

One of our earliest Provocations was for The Baltic HubSpace