Studio 4 2013-14
This year, Design Studio 4 will explore the concept of hacking in the Upper Don Valley in Sheffield. This is a rich and complex urban corridor: one the ‘green fingers’ of the peak district as you move into the city, and at the same time an industrial ribbon that follows the River Don from the city centre. There are a multitude of activities and communities; small industrial producers, music studios, a landfill site, deserted cemeteries, a sweet factory, football stadium, dog-racing track, colleges, affluent communities and some of the most deprived communities in Europe.
Through collective research you will develop individual proposals for new social and architectural interventions within this highly specific urban condition.