Education and Outreach
Portland Works has been a host to a number of student projects including working across a number of universities in the UK and Europe, with colleges and with individuals pursuing their own personal research. Our partners have included Tecnische Universitat Munchen, The University of Sheffield, Sheffield Hallam University, The University of Birmingham and others.
Students and course leaders from a number of disciplines, including Architecture, Town and Regional Planning, English, History, Journalism, Sustainable Studies, Conservation and Urban Design have worked with us to develop mutually beneficial research. Please contact us if you would like more information on any of these projects- or read more here about what we did.
In autumn 2014, the University-linked Live Project “One Great Workshop” explored energy and making in Sheffield, working in partnership with the AHRC Connected Communities project “Stories of Change”. In 2013 we hosted Masters in Architecture and Architectural Design Students from Sheffield School of Architecture for their Live Project. Their brief was to look at shared spaces within the Works, and help develop the “makers space“. You can read more about this here on their blog. You can download the previous ‘Live Project’ (2011) here.
We also collaborated with Sheffield Hallam University in 2013 and 2014, where students re-developed our website and Facebook pages. A highly successful partnership evolved from this work, and we hope to maintain this in the future.
If you would like to use the Works for educational purposes, these resources may help you refine and develop your ideas. Have a look at what we have already done, and contact us to discuss taking your ideas forward.