Published: 17th Oct 2016

‘Hands On Bristol’ brings students and local communities together in ‘live’ architectural projects These projects ask students to step outside of the theoretical world of the university and learn through doing, by working on real projects in collaboration with community partners. The projects are set up by the Department of Architecture at the University of the West of England’s (UWE) ‘Hands On Bristol’ project. They bring together architecture students, educators and local communities, creating a unique learning opportunity for students whilst also empowering local citizens to make changes to their places and spaces. In the 2015-16 academic year, Master of Architecture students engaged in a range of activities including the development of ‘Pocket Park’ projects for Ebenezer Gate, Bedminster and Under the Flyover in Hotwells, as well as direct action engagement with a local residents group in Totterdown. At UWE the ‘live’ project has become part of the culture of … (To read the full article, subscribe below)