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Group 18 { Plug in Street Arts }

Digital techniques // Drawing and building

Atelier: Intimate Cities, qed

Chendu Z // Sian P // Nur Salamah MS // Poorvi G // Harshini I // Irwin C // Anton T // Saidatul S // Anwar F // Karan G // Laura P // David P // Harry B // James G // Fatin Z // Paulina M // Rahaf AM

Over all it was a very unique event. Interacting with busy people on bus stops or trespassers to create awareness for a good cause was a different experience. The chance of getting not listened by people who are busy on the go was often, but the feeling when you receive a positive response, in fact a great compliment of this proposal made us feel happy. You get to learn by the body language of a person that he may be interested to talk or not. I thank my group mates for their hard work and contribution to make this event successful.
Posted 18 May 2014 00:58
DAY: 05 Urban Street Arts!
After completing the structure, we had tasked to beautify its looks by using the street art technique over its layout.
We contacted the street artist we met earlier for further support and within two days, we had beautifully painted the mainframe of the structure with abstracts and facts to urban gardening.
Posted 18 May 2014 00:51
DAY: 07 The Final Showdown!
After all the Hard work we had been doing since these days, 14th may was the date when we had to present this structure to public! our location was stevenson sq. (which opp. to fred aldous art store).
It was a pleasant day, and everything went as planned. We interacted with many people who came by the bus stop, and raised awareness about our mission. In spite of several suggestions and queries, the over all feedback was positive and our plant stock was given away much before time!
Posted 18 May 2014 00:49
DAY 03: Conceptualisation!!
After gaining knowledge from the Hulme community trust member and from the street artist, we were ready to design our group model. Being spilited into groups of four, we had to rethink and develop a Marquette of the design proposal.
These are the pictures of our groups design proposal which was voted the best amongst all the groups. Now was the actual task to create this proposal into a 1:1 structure
Posted 18 May 2014 00:38
DAY: 04 Working on site!
Using all the recycled materials from the site itself, we regrouped to start our work for this structure.Since the deadline to present was very close, it was only possible by the hard-work our group mates that we were able to finish this structure in a two days span.
Posted 18 May 2014 00:36
DAY: 02 Meet the artist!! Early in the morning we gathered to meet the famous street artist to gain some exposure of this style of art. He gave a a brief idea abstracts arts using stencils. By the end of the day we created some beautiful abstracts by his help.
Posted 18 May 2014 00:25
our hard work .....
Posted 17 May 2014 15:19
Final 3D instalation .
Posted 17 May 2014 13:48
placing plants in the shelves !! ready for giving them to people
Posted 17 May 2014 13:45
Grafitee !! playing with colours !
Posted 17 May 2014 13:43
Making holes in the jar !! and using them for the plantation
Posted 17 May 2014 13:42
Mistake !! using MDF planks !
Posted 17 May 2014 13:41
painting the wood .expressing our thoughts
Posted 17 May 2014 13:38
converting plants in to jars ! to give to the ppl
Posted 17 May 2014 13:35
Cutting off wood and making the planks
Posted 17 May 2014 13:34
constructing a space to place our plants and also give to the public
Posted 17 May 2014 13:29
Day 3
Every one started of with their own ideas ! how to save mother earth with greenary .
Posted 17 May 2014 13:26
Day :01
First time when we visited Hulme gardens ! We were guided by helen . She was pretty much strict . we had a good knowledge about plants and seeds
Posted 17 May 2014 13:22
Day 02_session 002
: A graffiti workshop by TJ Dolan, a freelance Artist from Manchester.
Posted 17 May 2014 12:13
Day 07_session 006
: Painting in progress #stencil #handwritten
Posted 17 May 2014 12:08
Day 05 & 06_session 006
: Completed off-site fabrication within two days. Mission accomplished!
Posted 17 May 2014 12:02
Day 04_session 005
: On the same day of presenting our final design to Helene from Hulme Garden, we have split up into three groups; as to refine, improve and finalize the construction, graphic illustration and planting to be used.
#a further advice concerning the construction issue from Scott Miller (a technician from SEED Architecture B/15 Workshop)
Posted 17 May 2014 12:00
: We had spent 4 days building our installation here. It is a great achievement by everyone as we managed to complete everything according to our plan. Good job guys!
Posted 17 May 2014 11:57
Final day: We installed the workshop into stevenson square in NQ and we had to attract interest by approaching nearby pedestrians. Plenty of people seemed to be interested and all the plants were eventually taken. I also helped with moving the installation to the Hulme Garden centre after the day had finished
Posted 17 May 2014 00:37
Me and james were given the task to create the plant pots which would be placed on the shelves and eventually be given away. These were made out of several different types of jars and bottles.
Posted 17 May 2014 00:33
Final Idea: A tripod shaped workshop which would have a stencil/infographic mural side, a d.i.y. plant shelf, and finally a ready made plant shelf.
Posted 17 May 2014 00:30
Group Idea: Our idea we presented was a mechanical system which focused on promoting awareness of water waste. It would be an interactive system with elements which would be triggered by one another in a chain reaction. The final step would result in plants being watered by bottles
Posted 17 May 2014 00:28
Presentation day: We went back to the Hulme community Garden centre to give presentations of our ideas to Helen. The final vote went to a tripod shaped workshop which would hold plant pots to give away and also a side which showed a stencil and infographics
Posted 17 May 2014 00:25
Graffiti workshop: We were given lessons on how to spray paint and create stencils.
Posted 17 May 2014 00:19
Day 1: We visited the Hulme garden centre and was briefed by Helen, one of the workers. She gave us some insight on the basics of plantation and also a brief summary of her line of work
Posted 17 May 2014 00:16
The event went well through out the day on site. After we finished our time on site we head back to Hulme Community Garden. We had given them our installation for a better use in the future instead of just throwing it away. Will come here soon to see how the installation looks like in the future. This was a success, goodbye.
Posted 17 May 2014 00:08
Hi, meet Jody. One of the many passers by that has participate in this installation. She was really shocked that we were kind enough to be giving out free plants to the community. This event really had a great feed back from people who participated.
Posted 17 May 2014 00:03
The plotted plants were arrange on top of the ready made shelf that we have incorporated in the design. The plants that were chosen was the nobella, nasturtium, and the french marigold. They were within our budget and they are also suitable for indoors.
Posted 16 May 2014 23:59
The installation is almost ready. The info graphics turned up really good and clear. The position of it attracts the people walking opposite the road on the Stevenson square.
Posted 16 May 2014 23:55
We have blocked the ways on the site for safety of the passers by. Unloading the installation on site which is on Stevenson square opposite Fred Aldous. A good weather to construct the installation.
Posted 16 May 2014 23:51
The installation and also the plotted plants are ready for action.
Posted 16 May 2014 23:45
The making of small scale graffiti, to show as part of our group presentation to collaborator.
Posted 16 May 2014 23:36
All the plants are gone. The installation will be disassembled in a few moments-just one last shot of our work in the Northern Quarter's environment.
Posted 16 May 2014 23:25
It takes time to cut such a huge stencil, but with everyone's contribution we finished cutting and spraying by the end of the day.
Posted 16 May 2014 23:20
To get the attention of people from far our group decided to make the installation with mixture of graffiti art and optical illusions.
Posted 16 May 2014 23:02
Review of all proposals and further discussion on combination of ideas.
Posted 16 May 2014 22:58
Documenting public engagement =)
Posted 16 May 2014 22:55
The installation was assembled on site and harmonized well with the artistic environment of Northern quarter.
Posted 16 May 2014 22:53
Day 4 Afternoon
We discussed with University of Manchester's workshop advisor a construction method for the installation from recycled palettes.
Posted 16 May 2014 20:33
Day 1
Brief explanation on designing a 3D installation using info graphics to illustrate and raise awareness about green issues. Afternoon trip to Hulme Community Garden Centre.
Posted 16 May 2014 20:26
The bottom of the recycled jars has been drilled to allow drainage for the plants. Now the jars are suitable to be the pot for the plants. We were thought how to mix different soil for different plants.
Posted 16 May 2014 19:40
Spray paint and several stencil was used to make the info graphics. The tree is the main drawing followed by facts about green issues. The info graphics can easily be use as interaction with the passers by.
Posted 16 May 2014 19:02
I was one of them that were in charge on choosing what plant that we are going to be using for the installation. This plants will be given to the passers by during the day of installation. Plants that are going to be picked has to be under this criteria, they have to be small, cheap and also suitable for indoors.
Posted 16 May 2014 18:46
The wooden pallet was carefully chosen by us from the recycle pile in Hulme community garden and started on the construction. We started with covering up the empty surface of the wooden pallet with different wood that were deconstructed from other broken wooden pallet.
Posted 16 May 2014 18:42
We went to Hulme community garden to present our work. Helen one of the representative from the Hulme community garden helped us out on which design are we going to proceed on. She then guided us on how to combine all the ideas from for group and turned it into a hybrid.
Posted 16 May 2014 18:35
Day 01_ session 001
Tour at Hulme Community Garden. Brief explanation about planting and site precaution by Helene.
Posted 16 May 2014 11:35
Construction- creating shelving space to present our plants/planters to the public
Posted 15 May 2014 19:32
Deconstruction- pulling apart palettes for individual planks.
Posted 15 May 2014 19:30
Finally we are giving away our installation to Helene as a gift to thanks all the helps and support from her.
Posted 15 May 2014 19:28
Plans to combine elements of the Rube-Goldberg machine and other were made following our meeting were made. However, due to time constraints we were unable to realise this.
Posted 15 May 2014 19:27
pick a pot >> pour some seeds >> take a pot home >> and water them daily.
Posted 15 May 2014 19:26
Presenting our final designs to our collaborator - back at the garden centre, we pitched all of our ideas to Helene and got valuable feedback that allowed us to progress with construction.
Posted 15 May 2014 19:25
All packed up and ready for the van to take the installation back to Hulme Community Garden.
Posted 15 May 2014 19:25
People were amazed by the works we were doing, thanks to each of everyone in the team!
Posted 15 May 2014 19:25
Final day, public engagement at Stevenson Square. Our assortment of freebies (plants) ran out in a flash! The installation was looking great under the beautiful sunshine.
Posted 15 May 2014 19:24
Session 06: Final Day!
Posted 15 May 2014 19:23
Our visit to the garden centre demonstrated the importance of involving children in the process. As a result, our initial idea was to create an interactive Rube-Goldberg machine that watered plants before they were given away.
Posted 15 May 2014 19:23
Session 06: Happy Faces =)
Posted 15 May 2014 19:23
After we finished cutting the final stencil, Anton applied the last layer of spray paint onto our installation.
Posted 15 May 2014 19:22
We are also encouraging people to DIY by giving away containers and seeds
Posted 15 May 2014 19:21
Hulme Community Garden Centre - Meeting up with our collaborator and learning about gardening and sustainable living.
Posted 15 May 2014 19:20
we hired a van to carry installation from hulme community garden to the site
Posted 15 May 2014 19:18
The aim for our event is to arise green issues by promoting home gardening, we are giving away free plants! people seems quite keen to get involved.
Posted 15 May 2014 19:13
placing plant pots on the shelves and we are ready to roll!!
Posted 15 May 2014 19:07
Another angle of view for Tree Info-graphic with some facts about recycling and green issues
Posted 15 May 2014 19:03
public engagement at Stevenson Square and encouraging them to do home gardening.
Posted 15 May 2014 19:02
setting up the installation on Stevenson square
Posted 15 May 2014 18:59
On the final day we set the installation up in Stephenson's Square, Norther Quarter. With the aim to engage with the public and have all the plants taken home. By the end of the day we were successful and took the installation back to Hulme Garden Centre to be erected there for the foreseeable future.
Posted 15 May 2014 18:52
Myself and David were tasked to create the eco friendly plant pots from recycled jars and milk bottles. In the glass workshop we did this by carefully drilling holes in the base of the jars as to allow for drainage.
Posted 15 May 2014 18:48
Session 05: Info-graphic in production
Posted 15 May 2014 18:44
After conversing with Hulme Garden Centre we decided on a final idea for an installation and set about building it. The installation would be created out of used wooden pallets to act as shelves where people can take their own eco plant pots and start their own eco garden. As well as an info graphics wall with interesting facts to motivate the public to go green.
Posted 15 May 2014 18:44
Drill, drill, drill. Glass jar drilling
Posted 15 May 2014 18:41
Session 5: Presentation to Collaborator
Posted 15 May 2014 18:39
After being broken up into groups to come up with ideas on how to promote eco gardening on the street. We then presented these ideas to Hulme Garden Centre to hear their thoughts and share our own.
Posted 15 May 2014 18:38
Session 03: Tutorials
Posted 15 May 2014 18:37