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Group 11 { Reappropriate MMU }

Design and build an Intervention // Guerilla Gardening

Atelier: Intimate Cities

Claire G // Glory A // Thomi S // Walid B // Alexander M // Stephanie P // Felix M // Christopher M // Jacob G // Owen B // Zainab S // Thomas S // Nadina N // Ryan M // Tanzeel A // Sabah A // Colin K // Julia T

On the final day we walked around to all of the sites and were given a short talk by each group to explain their work.
Posted 18 May 2014 00:58
The three swings were then attached to the bus stops. There was interest by people who waited at the bus stops and those sat on the buses who noticed the swings. We were asked about the swings by some people who walked by and the reaction was very positive.
Posted 18 May 2014 00:56
By leaving one swing with it's natural untouched surface, one with the smooth finish and another with a painted finish we could show the process of creating the swing by placing the three swings on three different bus stops next to each other. We used a bright blue colour to make the swing more visible and interesting to contrast the muted colours of the bus stop.
Posted 18 May 2014 00:53
By burning the wood exterior using a blowtorch and a re-useable BBQ the surface of the wood could be scrubbed to give it a smooth texture to sit on.
Posted 18 May 2014 00:47
We took some found wood and decided to reuse it to create swings for the bus stops outside All Saints Park.
Posted 18 May 2014 00:45
By filling in existing gaps with Lego an interesting contrast was created with the old stone bulding and brightly coloured Lego. It gives passers-by something to notice and breaks the monotony as they go about their commute.
Posted 18 May 2014 00:42
Public recognition.
Posted 17 May 2014 01:13
Installing our final piece. A BUS STOP SWING!
Posted 17 May 2014 01:12
DAY 5- Afternoon
Burning our wood swings again to get a more curved effect, followed by scrubbing them with wire brushes, finishing with spray painting one blue!
Posted 17 May 2014 01:10
DAY 5- Morning
Blowtorching our swings in the workshop.
Posted 17 May 2014 01:09
DAY 4- Afternoon
Our final gorilla model scene.
Posted 17 May 2014 01:07
DAY 4- Morning
Experimenting with gorilla modelling.
Posted 17 May 2014 00:34
DAY 3- Afternoon
Spray painting our casts.
Posted 17 May 2014 00:32
Day 6: Well done everyone, the exhibition and final installations looked great. Been a great two and a half weeks working with everyone in Event 11.
Posted 16 May 2014 23:48
Day 5: Designing the final intervention with reclaimed materials to reappropriate the MMU campus. Design session excellently led by collaborator Stephen Rimmer.
Posted 16 May 2014 23:26
Bird Paradise.
Posted 16 May 2014 20:10
Session 5 / Using reclaimed materials (an old chutney barrel, obscure piece of metal and a broken lamp) we created a bird feeder/ wind chime to be installed in All Saints park.
Posted 16 May 2014 20:06
Day 5: Collecting unused materials around the campus and re-appropriating them for our final output
Posted 16 May 2014 16:17
DAY 6 Last session. We have used the wood pieces from the previous session to make a structure around a tree that supports the broken branch. The small wood pieces represent the tree branches.
Posted 16 May 2014 13:27
DAY 5 We were asked to find some waste materials around MMU campus and use them to make something new. So we have found some wood pieces and use paint spray to give some colour.
Posted 16 May 2014 13:24
Day 6: We hung our intervention from an appropriate tree , and hung a selection of photos from the events period between the trees in All Saints Park to exhibit our work.
Posted 16 May 2014 12:32
Day 6: Final Output. Our theme was to created a support for a broken branch. Re-appropriating used material at the end of its life back to its 'roots'
Posted 16 May 2014 11:24
Day 4: Guerilla gardening exercise. Our theme was a satirical take on the disapproval of littter. We re-appropriated the 'unused' items into a miniature world
Posted 16 May 2014 11:20
Day 3: Learning how to cast textures using a clay mould and plaster
Posted 16 May 2014 11:17
Day 2: Repairing the MMU campus by filling cracks and small spaces with LEGO
Posted 16 May 2014 11:15
Day 1: Visited unused and stalled construction sites and discussed how the sites could be re-appropriated. For example, the first site we visited had been transformed into a temporary car park.
Posted 16 May 2014 11:10
Session 6:
The final session was a show and tell of each groups final outputs. Our group created a branch support, re-appropriating a damaged tree in the All saints campus
Posted 16 May 2014 02:19
Session 5:
Readying the components to assemble for our final events session
Posted 16 May 2014 01:41
DAY3 / Experimenting with clay and plaster. Learning new techniques.
Posted 15 May 2014 22:21
DAY6 / Final exhibition day. Each group was explaining their idea. Our group created a tree supporting structure for a small tree using wood we found in the workshops.
Posted 15 May 2014 22:12
DAY5 / Experimenting with reclaimed materials. Choosing our site for the final exhibition. Spray painting the wood.
Posted 15 May 2014 22:03
DAY4 / We searched for overlooked places around MMU campus and experiment with micro modelling, by creating detailed little scenes.
Posted 15 May 2014 21:59
DAY2 / We were introduced to the collaborator Stephen Rimmer. Then we walked around MMU campus, repairing wall parts with lego.
Posted 15 May 2014 21:53
DAY1 / Introduction to the topic of re-appropriacion. Visiting stalled construction sites that have been re-appropriated and discussing how they could be used.
Posted 15 May 2014 21:48
Session 6: Final intervention on site. A decorative planter in a site otherwise overwhelmed with harsh structural materials.
Posted 15 May 2014 20:28
The final day of our event was spent looking at our final pieces, drawing conclusions and pinning up photos of our work from the sessions. We talked about what we learned and how we felt about the overall event which was all very positive!
Posted 15 May 2014 20:00
Session 6:
An image of one of the final interventions, the bus swing; a fun and creative reuse of an everyday space. Well done to all the students in event 11, you produced some great work!
Posted 15 May 2014 18:19
Day 6 - Installed our work and observed the public's reaction to it.
[Image: the installation in use: one the three swings installed on the bus stops outside All Saints Park]
Posted 15 May 2014 17:48
Day 5 - Brought in reclaimed materials and began developing ideas for a final, public installation.
[Image: Using a blowtorch to create textures in wood, as inspired by our collaborator]
Posted 15 May 2014 17:46
we hung up photos of our processes and work over the last 2 weeks in the all saints park, while talking about what we have learnt. Then we ate excellent tasting brownies!
Posted 15 May 2014 16:22
final session, we looked at each groups' installations into the mmu campus while they presented the ideas and themes behind their work. Our group created a tree house out of scraps of wood we found in the workshops, as on of the branches was broken - name idea: "Protect the tree", says the Wood.
Posted 15 May 2014 16:17
We painted our cast bright blue so it could stand out once re-appropriated into the site. The rainy Manchester weather made it stand out all the more.
Posted 15 May 2014 15:49
guerrilla gardening. Our groups' theme was litter and sustainability. We created a litter Haven for 1:50 and 1:100 occupants directly in front of a bin that had the words "sustainable planet" on it.
Posted 15 May 2014 15:39
Day 05//Starting from a collection of scrap objects, we were given the challenge of creating a human scale installation for the MMU Campus. The materials led us to create a large bird feeder and wind chime to be hung from a tree in All Saints Park, colourful enough to be enjoyed by both birds and pedestrians.
Posted 15 May 2014 15:30
Day 06//Photos from previous work carried out during the events program was displayed in an outdoor exhibition in All Saints Park.
Posted 15 May 2014 15:24
Installing our final piece into All Saints Park.
Posted 15 May 2014 14:10
Day 5: Using found objects and re-appropriating them to create a bird feeder with wind chimes and a viewing point.
Posted 15 May 2014 14:06
This was part of the process of when we were making the model.
Posted 15 May 2014 12:52
This was the last day of our event where we had to pick a location and use natural materials to make our model and to show the contrast between landscape and architecture.
Posted 15 May 2014 12:52
This was the second day, where we done went around the campus and filled the cracks and broken parts of the building with lego bricks to make them a complete building. it was fun and enjoyable.
Posted 15 May 2014 12:50
Posted 15 May 2014 12:49
This was the second construction site we visited which is in the town center. it was meant to be offices but again due to the recession it was unable to be completed.
Posted 15 May 2014 12:49
This was one of the first construction sites we visited which is abandoned. due to the recession is has been unable to be completed.
Posted 15 May 2014 12:47
Final day. Exhibiting the work produced, in all saints park. Photos hung upon the string washing line. All Members of the group gave work in order to create the outdoor gallery of the events weeks work.
Posted 15 May 2014 11:48
Planter constructed on the Business school area from the reclaimed materials. Site chosen due to the materials being synthetic/ man made much like the business school site. The Planter was also designed to allow as much sunlight into the 3 different areas. Using the idea from old studio spaces and simply reversing gives this result.
Posted 15 May 2014 11:44
Finding forgotten material in Manchester. clothes horse, venetian blind and hoover pieces, found in fallowfield.
Posted 15 May 2014 11:39
micro-modelling. uses small figures to create detailed little scenes
Posted 15 May 2014 11:38
As a group we reclaimed unwanted materials and created an object or piece with an entirely new use out of them. With an old clothes horse, folding blind and wood scraps we were able to create a planter to brighten up the MMU campus.
Posted 14 May 2014 23:15
Session 5: Experimenting with reclaimed materials.
Posted 14 May 2014 20:17
Day 3: Learning how to cast using clay and plaster.
Posted 14 May 2014 19:16
Day 01//Exploring stalled construction sites around Manchester, looking into ways they can be temporarily reappropriated.
Posted 14 May 2014 18:50
Day 04//Micromodelling around the MMU Campus
Posted 14 May 2014 18:49
Session 4:
With miniature models we were able to be intuitive within the MMU campus, in this case being satirical with the topic of sustainibility
Posted 13 May 2014 20:37
Session 3:
experimenting imaginatively with the relief around the All Saints campus, we created clay moulds
Posted 13 May 2014 20:15
Session 2:
Rejuvenating overlooked areas of the All Saints campus through the medium of Lego.
Posted 13 May 2014 20:00
Session 1:
[Re-appropriate] - We explored various parts of Manchester visiting abandoned construction sites, encouraging ideas for precedents
Posted 13 May 2014 19:47
DAY 4 Finding alternative ways that micro-scale spaces can be re-appropriated. The forest.
Posted 13 May 2014 01:31
DAY 3 Experimenting with clay and plaster.
Posted 13 May 2014 01:27
DAY 3 Applied casting technique to form some beautiful forms found at the MMU park.
Posted 13 May 2014 01:21
DAY 1 Introduction of lost spaces that need to be reappropriated.
Posted 13 May 2014 01:15
DAY 2 Experimenting with lego. Placed them in small cracks on the walls.
Posted 13 May 2014 01:12
Day 5: We all brought in objects that we had found over the weekend, and re-appropriated their use by making new objects from them. We made a hanging bird feeder and wind chime from a plastic bucket and a lamp.
Posted 12 May 2014 16:30
Day 4: We made miniature scenes in the MMU campus. Our scene was named "Swan Lake" and was made using foliage from All Saints park and origami paper swans.
Posted 12 May 2014 16:27
Session 4:
Miniature scenes and models were made by students to find inventive and fun ways of re-imagining the micro spaces within the MMU campus.
Posted 12 May 2014 15:26
Session 4:
Miniature scenes and models were made by students to find inventive and fun ways of re-imagining the micro spaces within the MMU campus.
Posted 12 May 2014 15:19
Session 5:
With the final exhibition approaching, students were tasked with a 'ready steady cook' like challenge, gathering waste materials and re imagining a new use for them; with the final product to be placed in particular locations around the MMU campus. The aim of these recycled interventions is to bring a new lease of life into some of the many overlooked and underutilized spaces within the campus.
Posted 12 May 2014 15:14
session 3:
An example of how certain everyday elements within the MMU campus were re-appropriated.
Posted 12 May 2014 14:57
Session three:
An image of some of the Plaster casts students produced of various details from the MMU campus, using clay moulds. The cast elements were painted in bright colours and placed next to their originals highlighting a new more vibrant interpretation of the mundane everyday objects of our built environment.
Posted 12 May 2014 14:54
Session 4: The Hammock. We created micro-scale interventions throughout the campus.
Posted 9 May 2014 12:48
Session 3: We created moulds of interesting textures within the campus and then temporarily placed the mould back on site, to make people more aware of them.
Posted 9 May 2014 12:40