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Group 06 { Waiting }

Redefine transition spaces of waiting // Design and manufacture an installation

Atelier: Contested Peripheries

Aidi K // Yuansui L // Naomi S // Jingchun X // Andrei T // Bethany P // Constantinos P // Frederika F // Jirapas T // Edana G // Matthew J // Krasimir M // Orestis K // Thomas DP // Qiumei L // Wei L // Anabel GK

Document reactions of final output
Posted 16 May 2014 22:32
Start production of output
Posted 16 May 2014 22:30
Reflect on feedback from Collaborators
Posted 16 May 2014 22:29
Present Ideas to Collaborators
Posted 16 May 2014 22:28
Brainstorming Ideas for the site
Posted 16 May 2014 22:27
Site vist to piccadily station
Posted 16 May 2014 22:26
Day 6. For our final presentation we used worklights and a cotton fabric screen to determine whether our proposal would work in full scale. The results were more than satisfactory
Posted 16 May 2014 20:00
Day 5. We built a model of the initial site to experiment with lighting and shadows.
Posted 16 May 2014 19:58
Day 4. We received news from our collaborators that they won't let us use the site for setting up our proposal, so my group rented a projector to test the functionality of our proposal.
Posted 16 May 2014 19:57
Day 3. Every proposal was presented to the collaborators from Transport for Greater Manchester. Their enthusiasm motivated us .
Posted 16 May 2014 19:53
Day 2. After being grouped with 2 other people, we designed a proposal on how the space can be used.
Posted 16 May 2014 19:29
Day 1. We visited the site and made a space/circulation analysis.
Posted 16 May 2014 19:28
Session 6
We finished the installation, cleaned the area, and photographed the reactions of the people.
Posted 16 May 2014 15:47
Session 5
We started working on our instalations in Chatham.
Posted 16 May 2014 15:35
Session 4
We found out that our collaborators need a permssion from their supervisors to use the train station so we modified our project and decided to install it on the concrete walls on either side of the lifts on the 8th floor in Chatham. The new idea was to create 3D tetris design.
Posted 16 May 2014 15:28
Session 3
We presented our designs to the collaborators and we were given a lesson about health and safety issues concerning installations in public spaces. However, a decision was not made on which proposal would be approved.
Posted 16 May 2014 14:53
Session 2
On the next session we found out that we are not going to be funded so we decided to use cheap materials like electrical tape and improved our proposal for the collaborators.
Posted 16 May 2014 14:44
Session 1
We started with a discussion of the brief and then visited Piccadilly train station to collect analysis of the site. When we went back to chatham we came up with the idea to place 2d tubes on the floor leading to a different destination. At the end we presented our ideas to each other.
Posted 16 May 2014 14:33
Session 6
A section of our final finished installation.
Posted 16 May 2014 13:51
Session 5
We began work on our installation in the lift space in Chatham.
Posted 16 May 2014 13:48
Session 4
We found out that we were unable to build the installation in Piccadilly station, instead, we had to compromise and alter our design to fit in a space in Chatham.
Instead of using the tape on the floor, we decided to use the tape on the concrete sections of the walls either side of the lifts, creating a 3D tetris design.
Posted 16 May 2014 13:44
Session 3
We presented our designs to the collaborators. All of the presentations went well, however, a decision wasn't made on which proposal would be chosen for the site.
Posted 16 May 2014 13:32
Session 2
We decided on what sort of idea we wanted to put forward as our proposal for the collaborators.
Our idea was to place electrical tape on the floor of the station, with each colour leading to a different destination or facility.
Posted 16 May 2014 13:25
Session 1
Site visit of Piccadilly train station and discussion of the brief, which was to create and installation situated in the "waiting" area of the station.
Posted 16 May 2014 13:21
Unfortunately our collaborator Transport for Greater Manchester were unable to host the site due to not having time for granting the particular permissions so our final session consisted of applying our proposals in to the eightth floor of studio. We set up a screen that utilised existing frame and then used a halogen light for illumination. The overall effect worked well as shown with myself passing through the light, The installation was left out throughout the day and we noticed people using the shadows as we designed.
Posted 15 May 2014 17:04
Session five included making a scale model of our proposal to give a feel for how the installation would affect the site. We made a model of the site out of cardboard, and used a mobile phone to illuminate people and shapes to create interesting colourful shadows and effects.
Posted 15 May 2014 16:58
Session four was spent refining our design, and sourcing a digital projector. We set up the projector in a dark room where we could limit the amount of light being let into the room, we then created images that would be suitable to be projected on to the site. We then tested by walking past, interrupting the light and creating a shadow on to the wall, creating silhouettes in the process.
Posted 15 May 2014 16:58
All the installations up together.
Posted 14 May 2014 23:46
The Event: organisation and development
This diagram provides an overall view to the Event. It follows the process behind the development of the initial brief in January, as well as the way all actors interacted with each other through the duration of the last five months.

Orestis, Costas, Aidi.
Posted 14 May 2014 20:55
Day 6: Install. The groups have placed their interventions in the space in front of the elevators on the 8th floor of Chatham hoping to redefine the waiting moment for the hundreds of students using the elevators every day in Chatham. The reactions of people were recorded and they then evaluated the success of their proposals.

In the photograph you can see Krasimir giving some final touches to the intervention by group 2.
Posted 14 May 2014 20:53
Day 5: Manufacture. Following some problems we had with our initial site each group will install a sample of their proposal in the space in front of the elevators on the 8th floor of the Chatham building. The groups are making preparations.
Posted 14 May 2014 20:47
Day 6, made a screen and put it on the 8th floor, Chatham. Finally we found a specific solution for this new Chatham site.
Posted 14 May 2014 16:24
Session 6 : Installation!!
Posted 14 May 2014 16:07
Session6:
Here is it! !The material works really well. However, not many people wanna step on those sheets ( although they did look at them and think about what happened here). Maybe we need to do something to explain our idea.

Thanks to everyone in Event 6! It is a really good experience in school!!
Posted 14 May 2014 16:07
Session 6:
It is the final session of the event. We are installing our design.
Posted 14 May 2014 15:58
Session 6 : Preparation of booklet and a few other digital documents for the event submission.
Posted 14 May 2014 15:55
Session 5:
We got our material today and ready for installation of our proposal. We measured and cut the reflective sheet to make sure whether we got enough materials and also decided on how to compose the sheets. Last but not least, we found the right way to stick those sheets after testing in several ways.
Posted 14 May 2014 15:46
The waiting area.
Posted 14 May 2014 15:41
Group 4 installing its proposal.
Posted 14 May 2014 15:40
Orestis doing his best to help Group 3.
Posted 14 May 2014 15:40
Group 2 installing its proposal next to the elevator.
Posted 14 May 2014 15:39
Session 4:
Unfortunately, we are not able to use the tram station site and the new site will be on the 8th floor in Chatham Building. At the end of this session, we bought our material via eBay. The next thing we do is waiting, waiting for the materials being dispatched :D
Posted 14 May 2014 15:37
Session 6
Hang the spoons on the ceiling and observe people's reaction.
Posted 14 May 2014 12:18
Session 5
We measured the dimensions of the site and then we sprayed the spoons.
Posted 14 May 2014 12:14
Session 4
Group discussion about the model
Posted 14 May 2014 12:02
Day 6. Installation day, here is the process of installing our design which is all about admiring reflections & light from a real life third dimensional perspective whilst waiting for the elevator, the material worked really well although the effect got people looking at the sheets,they did not however tread on them which was the desired effect..maybe they just appreciate hard work!!
Posted 14 May 2014 11:46
Sixth Session (Final)

-Final day of events and we installed our (9) sheets.
-It is spaced out relating to the tiles along the floor, skipping one tile per sheet.
-Unfortunately people seem to avoid stepping on the sheets, perhaps it looked quite fragile.
Posted 14 May 2014 11:38
Fifth Session

-Our material was delivered (reflective sheeting).
-Decided on the composition and scale of the sheets.
-We tested some in the space before finalising on final day.
Posted 14 May 2014 11:32
FINAL DAY!!! The installation is complete with the spoons hanging and tied from a small pipe just before the lifts. Initially we recorded some people ignoring the installation, thinking that it shouldn't be touched. However with some encouragement, with the sound of the spoons there was a more playful element which arose. We also noticed that when there was more than enough people walking by, someone wold just touch it and create a musical tone, which intrigued the person to interact with the installation further. In Reflection, we noticed that or someone to interact with it further, it would be a better idea to have placed the spoons on the whole crossing with shorter lengths. However overall we did achieve our main aim for people to interact with the installation musically.
Posted 14 May 2014 11:29
Fourth Session

-We recieved unfortunate news that we will not be able to use the tram station.
-Our new installation space will be on Chatham 8th Floor, around the 'waiting' area by the lift.
-We ordered our material on ebay.
Posted 14 May 2014 11:28
Day 6: putting up our spoons installation.
Posted 14 May 2014 11:23
Visually stimulating the students of the 8th floor.
Posted 14 May 2014 11:19
DAY 5: Drilling holes in the spoons and spray painting.
Posted 14 May 2014 11:18
Playing with spoons to make music whilst waiting for the lift.
Posted 14 May 2014 11:18
Installations for people who are waiting for the lift!
Posted 14 May 2014 11:17
Day 5. Today we started preparing for the installation of our design, measuring and cutting the sheeting early, ensuring we have enough material and also that it works according to our original plan.
Posted 14 May 2014 09:15
Day 4. We got the unfortunate news from the collaborators that we will not be using the tram station due to a time delay over permission to use the site…so we will now install our designs on student campus, we also purchased our material via ebay.
Posted 14 May 2014 09:03
Session 5 : Students were discussing and conducting the preparation for installation. Materials were prepared in advance to ensure a smoother process of implementation on site
Posted 14 May 2014 01:28
Session 5 : Students have started an implementation of specified materials and experimentation of patterns to achieve desired aims for their proposal
Posted 14 May 2014 01:24
Session 5 : Students were involved in the production of scaled models to illustrate the conceptual idea of the proposal which will be installed in an appropriate chosen context
Posted 14 May 2014 01:11
Spent the day in the workshop drilling holes in to the metal spoons from which we would string together with nylon strings. We also spray painted it for an added pop of colour.
Posted 13 May 2014 18:09
Unfortunately our collaborators decided not to let us use the site at piccadilly tram station. Instead we will be making a test model 1:1 scale representing our design idea.
Posted 13 May 2014 18:06
Day 5, made a model, created a set of different shapes and played with shadow.
Posted 12 May 2014 23:08
Starting points of spoon installation which will be hung on the 8th floor
Posted 12 May 2014 14:53
Starting point of the day: initial model making and working out dimensions
Posted 12 May 2014 14:52
Day 3: PRESENTATIONS! All the presentations went really well, however no decision was decided on which project to choose from.
Posted 12 May 2014 13:16
Day 2: We began to further develop our ideas throughout the day. We established the we would only use part of the site by adding in hanging 'instruments' where the person could pass by and interact with the site by simply running their fingers along the strings which would make a 'chime' noise.
Posted 12 May 2014 13:07
Day 1: Visited the site and watched how the space was used. We saw how the people only used the space for a matter of seconds.

By the second half of the day we presented our ideas in individual groups of 3's and 4's.
Posted 12 May 2014 13:05
Day 4, movement test. We used projector and laptop to project the image on the wall, we tested the visual effect of our proposal.
Posted 9 May 2014 17:59
Day 3: Group 3 presenting their idea to the collaborators
Posted 9 May 2014 10:59
Day 1: Group 1 presenting their proposal
Posted 9 May 2014 10:57
Session 4 : Morning discussion to counter a few limitations and problems regarding the context for the proposals
Posted 9 May 2014 10:55
Discussion. We had a slight change in direction in terms of the site.
Posted 9 May 2014 10:35
Presentations with collaborators. We seemed to have made a good impression and are awaiting a decision.
Posted 9 May 2014 10:21
Day 3: Presentations. The groups presented their proposals to our collaborator (Transport for Greater Manchester). Our collaborators were impressed with the design disciplines behind each proposal, while providing feedback and useful information on health and safety issues concerning designing in public spaces, and especially train and tram stations.
Posted 8 May 2014 16:48
Day 2: Design workshop. Each group developed their ideas with the aim to reach a proposal that would be responsive to the site, buildable and financially viable.
Posted 8 May 2014 16:47
Day 1: Introducing the brief, the aims and the structure of the workshop to the first and second year students. Following the introduction, we visited the site and had an initial brainstorming session within four groups of 3-4 persons each.
Posted 8 May 2014 16:47
Posted 8 May 2014 16:36
Day 2: Presentation Day
Posted 8 May 2014 16:33
While on the site visit and thinking about where we would place our 'installations,' I was interested in seeing the potential of suspending elements from the ceiling
Posted 8 May 2014 16:27