Introduction: Welcome to the open draft of the My Castle Gateway Brief. Drawing on the My Castle Gateway events, interviews and online archive of public contributions, we focus on what matters to people about the area and what they’d like to be able to do there. This document will inform the Masterplanners working on the … Read moreOpen Draft / Castle Gateway: What matters about the area to the people who use it? What would they like to do there in the future?
Phil Bixby and Helen Graham A crucial question raised by the My Castle Gateway process is how can all of the contributions – all the post its, social media posts, survey contributions, interviews and discussions during events – be made to count. To this question we have two response: yes, we will openly archive and … Read moreHow will all these posts and post its count?
15th August, 6pm-8pm 2 Bishopthorpe Rd, York YO23 1JJ. Access information: there is a ramp available. Email Helen Graham, email@example.com if you need flat level access. The Post It Notes are in – we know what matters and the kinds of things people want to be able to do in Castle Gateway – but now it … Read moreMy Castle Gateway Creative Hack
A Darker Gateway, 16th August 2017 Book your place for walks at 9:00pm and midnight You are welcome to join us for one walk or both. As part of a series of walks around Castle Gateway, we invite you to join us on a walk after dark, to experience it as it is now and … Read moreA Darker Gateway: Castle Gateway at Night
10th August, 6pm Meet inside the Tower Street entrance to Tower Gardens Walk to be led by Alison Sinclair Book your place This walk will take in the New Walk part of the Castle Gateway development site. It will cover New Walk as far as Blue Bridge and look at St George’s Field, Browney Dyke … Read moreThe New Walk: Opening Up Castle Gateway
Today My Castle Gateway is working in collaboration with Coaching York to run walks around the Castle Gateway area. You can book you places via this link. We’ll be keeping an update of number of places left via twitter and our facebook page. The rain is due to clear up by 11am!
Perspectives on Castle Gateway: a photography event in collaboration with York Past and Present 20th July, meet 3pm outside York Castle Museum, meet us from 4pm at Weatherspoons to discuss the area and add your ideas. Do you like taking and sharing photographs of York? Are you interested in the Castle Gateway area and want … Read morePerspectives on Castle Gateway: a photography event in collaboration with York Past and Present
Citizen Jane: Battle for the City 2nd August 2017, City Screen My Future York have collaborated with York Central Action and City Screen to put on Citizen Jane: Battle for the City. Jacobs was a writer and a campaigner against ‘slum clearance’ initiatives who had a strong interest in how places are made by interactions … Read moreCitizen Jane: Battle for the City
Before collaborating on My Castle Gateway project, Phil Bixby and Helen Graham worked together on My Future York. More than once they’ve been asked why use ‘my’ (rather than, say Your Future York or Our Future York). Here they discuss the various reasons and how ‘my’ signals the distinctive approach to engagement taken in the … Read moreThe ‘My’ in My Castle Gateway
In a short film – available on our You Tube channel – Phil Bixby (local architect and part of the My Castle Gateway team) introduces why working together to draw up a collective brief is one of the first steps in the My Castle Gateway project. To do this one of the questions we asking … Read moreThe power of a good (and collectively built) brief