We've travelled Europe, visiting Box Parks, shipping container installations, creative communities and street food markets; and wanted to bring that inspiration back to our home in York.
The Spark:York project starts with the brief of redefining and re-envisaging what York is as a city. Despite its architectural beauty and vast popularity with tourists from around the world, York is struggling to map its economic journey of innovation as larger cities attract York’s best talent. We have seen other cities, often through temporary installations, deliver something different that expresses a city in another, fresher way.
Based on this inspiration, we are trying to transform an often forgotten city centre street of Piccadilly, by placing creative, innovative and community-minded people at its core of regeneration. We are propelling change in our city by facilitating independent, socially-enterprising start-ups.