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Group 11 { Reappropriate MMU }

Design and build an Intervention // Guerilla Gardening

Atelier: Intimate Cities

Sessions 2: Repairing and reviving the campus using LEGO
Posted 9 May 2014 12:32
Session 1: We explored various under utilised construction sites as precedent for re-appropriating spaces.
Posted 9 May 2014 12:22
Session 4 / Swan Lake.
Posted 9 May 2014 00:58
Session 3 / Casting! An interesting process worth learning. We were able to replicate specific details taken around the MMU campus unearthing a yellow brick road...
Posted 9 May 2014 00:48
Session 2 / This began with a discussion, led by Stephen Rimmer, surrounding his work within Oldham. Sustaining a similar attitude we began repairing cracks around the MMU campus using Lego.
Posted 9 May 2014 00:34
Session 1 / Introducing the event [re-appropriate] and in turn the 'Intimate Cities' atelier. This session entailed visits to a few stalled construction sites. Discussions took place around possible architectural interventions.
Posted 9 May 2014 00:20
By using micro-modelling and guerrilla gardening in this session around the All Saintís Park we were able to appreciate spaces on a small scale and enjoy the reactions of those who noticed the miniature scenes we had created.
Posted 8 May 2014 22:08
In this session we were introduced to casting with clay imprints and plaster casting, the aim was to bring attention to the hidden details around the MMU campus and showcase these minute details that are so often overlooked in everyday life.
Posted 8 May 2014 21:57
Day 4 - Experimented with guerrilla gardening techniques, creating tiny scenes in random locations across the MMU campus.
[Image: a mini lakeside bonfire scene next to a puddle outside the Chatham building, complete with lake monster]
Posted 8 May 2014 21:23
Day 4: Micro modelling in forgotten and overlooked spaces around MMU, including pot holes and cigarette boxes. The models attracted attention from other students appreciating the designs and the subversive messages presented by many.
Posted 8 May 2014 15:11
Day 4: Experimenting with miniature scale modelling and photography.
Posted 8 May 2014 14:42
Day 03//Clay moulds taken from details found around the MMU campus, with subsequent plaster casts.
Posted 7 May 2014 20:56
Day 02//Repairing and reappropriating using colourful lego bricks.
Posted 7 May 2014 20:43
Day 2, Repairing with Lego. All saints planter. Missing brick replaced.
Posted 7 May 2014 16:47
Old crane pit from the stalled site of a block of flats. Re-appropriated basement as a public car park.
Posted 7 May 2014 16:08
DAY 3- Morning
CASTING! Taking details from buildings using the casting process.
Posted 7 May 2014 01:19
Fixed the walls and filled in the cracks with lego.
Posted 7 May 2014 01:18
Looking at derelict sites and how they have been reappropriated due to the halt in construction.
Posted 7 May 2014 01:17
Day 3 - Used clay and plaster to pick up and cast details of buildings around the MMU campus.
[Image: a plaster casting of part of the inscription on the arts building]
Posted 6 May 2014 22:53
Day 2 - Walked around MMU campus, filling in cracks in buildings with Lego blocks.
[Image: a filled in crack on the arts building that faces All Saints Park]
Posted 6 May 2014 22:51
Day 1 - Went around to look at stalled construction sites and how they have been unofficially reappropriated.
[Image: stickers on a stalled construction site asking what the public wishes the site would become]
Posted 6 May 2014 22:49
Day 3: We made clay moulds of interesting parts of the MMU campus, then made casts using plaster to make a replica of the specific detail we chose. We then sprayed the plaster cast with bright yellow paint.
Posted 6 May 2014 22:22
Day 2: After a presentation from Stephen Rimmer about his work in Oldham we went around the MMU campus repairing damaged sections with Lego bricks.
Posted 6 May 2014 22:08
Day 1: We were introduced to the topic of re-appropriation. Following that we visited three examples of stalled construction site within Manchester and discussed possible ways these sites could be "re-appropriated".
Posted 6 May 2014 21:55
In the third session we were casting and we made moulds, using clay, of interesting textures found on the walls, the ground, the road etc. of the campus. These made intriguing pieces of work we hope to paint in random colours and put back on site.
Posted 6 May 2014 21:08
Second day we were introduced to the collaborator Stephen Rimmer and his work. Then we went out onto the mmu campus and attempted our own dispatchwork: filling in the cracks and gaps in walls with lego and making people look twice at these forgotten micro spaces on the mmu campus.
Posted 6 May 2014 20:57
On the first day we were taken to three different sites were construction had been abandoned for various reasons; a view of some of the forgotten spaces in Manchester. One of the sites was re-appropriated into an underground car park.
Posted 6 May 2014 20:36
Day 2: Drawing attention to overlooked parts of buildings by filling in cracks with Lego.
Posted 6 May 2014 17:43
Day 1: Visiting stalled construction sites and discussing how they could be used.
Posted 6 May 2014 17:37
Day 3: This session was carried out casting elements of the broken and forgotten textured elements of the MMU campus learning to appreciate textured surfaces missed by many in a rush.
Posted 6 May 2014 14:19
Day 2: Following an excelent presentation by Stephen Rimmer into his work carrying out guerrilla repairs on public furniture in Oldham using reclaimed materials, we repaired the MMU campus with LEGO.
Posted 6 May 2014 13:56
Day 1: Introduction to Reappropriate MMU. Learning how to reappropriate forgotten and under utilised spaces, using Manchester stalled construction sites as the precedent.
Posted 6 May 2014 13:43