sPark It Liverpool

Ross has always been passionate about participatory design and ‘anarchitecture’ and had undertaken a research module on prefigurative space with Dr Leandro Minuchin during his Masters degree at Manchester School of Architecture. There he had come across the work of the Transition Network, a grassroots global project to increase awareness and resilience of local communities in relation to the impending upheaval of climate change and a post-carbon future. As soon as Ross heard about the community-led project to design and build pop-up parks in parking spaces on behalf of local businesses and charities across the city, he immediately contacted the project’s founder Paul Riley a member of Transition Network Liverpool to get involved. f(n) Architects continues to volunteer our services as a design facilitator to the sPark It project. We are currently involved in establishing the sPark It Schools Competition and have provided design services for several third party organisations on behalf of the project.