people in places

Richard Sobey creates people-focussed interventions that test approaches to urban living.  He researches interdisciplinary urban design to inform policy decisions in place-making.  Richard is creating strategies, designing projects, developing policies and evaluating actions in the cultural, heritage and urban planning sectors internationally.   

"a force of energy with visionary ideas"  

Richard is Co-Founder and Joint Director of DELVE Associates enabling unusual connections for people, place and prosperity

Research Fellowship

Richard has been awarded a three year research fellowship at The University of Leeds in the UK.   Working within the School of Performance and Cultural Industries in the Faculty of Performance, Visual Arts and Communications, Richard will be exploring the application of games design in real world contexts as a way of animating public spaces with performative, interactive and collaborative experiences that ask audiences to curate the public realm.