Little City of Makers

Little City of Makers

What kind of city are we leaving to our children? How will they make their living? Will their priorities be the same as ours? With help from Sheffield School of Architecture, children from Arbourthorne Community Primary School will construct a model of the future Sheffield they’d like to see.

Learning techniques such as junk modelling, laser cutting and 3D printing, the children will work on the model throughout the festival. It will be open to the public at weekends and on some weekdays while work is in progress. The finished model will be unveiled in a public presentation.


Carolyn Butterworth is a senior university teacher at the Sheffield School of Architecture and director of Live Works, a programme that encourages people to take part in debate about the city’s past, present and future.