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Group 19 { Wearable Shelter }

Design and build Transformable items // Modelling

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Ziyi Y // Shu L // Viano O // Pei L // Nguyen P // Patricija P // Abbey C // Tengku TZ // Dayang AM // Chu T // Maheen M // Laura P // Roxana A // Joanna P

Last day at the exhibition taking our shelters back.
Posted 18 May 2014 12:59
With our finished shelters we went to an exhibition space at Grumpy House to present our Mushroom House Shelter to the public.
Posted 18 May 2014 12:57
Second attempt in making the shelter with a different fabric (PVC) which has worked well also when attaching it onto an umbrella.
Posted 18 May 2014 12:51
First attempt in making the shelter, which didn't work well with frangible, orange material.
Posted 18 May 2014 12:48
We went to Grumpy House in Salford, to look at some recycled fabrics and materials that we then could use for making our shelters.
Posted 18 May 2014 12:43
Meeting our Events group for the first time and going through initial ideas for Wearable Shelter project.
Posted 18 May 2014 12:39
A comical strip of the activities happening on Day 1. (top right) A introductory session with the participants. (bottom left) A brief introduction of Event 19 and Wearable Shelter. (bottom right) A one-to-one group tutorials for the initial design ideas.
Posted 17 May 2014 20:34
A comical strip of the activities happening on Day 6. (top right) Student enduring the weather while in her garment. (bottom left) Student wearing the garment in public spaces. (bottom right) Public engaging and questioning the students about the event and garments.
Posted 17 May 2014 20:33
A comical strip of the activities happening on Day 5. (top right) Inda setting up the garments for exhibition. (bottom left) Dayang nailing the boards onto the wall. (bottom right) Chu putting up the poster for the exhibition.
Posted 17 May 2014 20:31
A comical strip of the activities happening on Day 4. (top right + bottom left) A fashion student helping with the construction of the garments. (bottom right) Student testing the final product.
Posted 17 May 2014 20:30
A comical strip of the activities happening on Day 3. (top right) A short brief by Allan about Grumpy. (bottom left) The students looking for suitable materials for their garments. (bottom right) Students testing on the durability of the materials.
Posted 17 May 2014 20:29
A comical strip of the activities happening on Day 2. (top right) A talk by Dr. Annie Shaw on Wearable Shelter and Fashion. (bottom left) Students reading the books brought by Dr. Annie. (bottom right). A one-to-one group tutorial with Dr. Annie.
Posted 17 May 2014 20:27
Group photo:)
Posted 16 May 2014 23:51
Happy public engagement :)
Posted 16 May 2014 23:49
Final page for publication.
Posted 16 May 2014 23:29
Getting people's feedback in public space.
Posted 16 May 2014 23:28
The shelter is displayed in Grumpy's store in the city.
Posted 16 May 2014 23:25
Finally finished!
Posted 16 May 2014 23:14
Adding beautiful colour to the tent by injecting watercolour liquid into the bubbles.
Posted 16 May 2014 23:04
The first look of the bubble wrap tent.
Posted 16 May 2014 22:56
Making process.
Posted 16 May 2014 22:51
A visit to Grumpy. Getting lots of materials in a great value.
Posted 16 May 2014 22:38
Experimenting with different material, and finally decided to use bubble wrap cause it is waterproof, lightweight and have the ability to keep warm inside.
Posted 16 May 2014 22:28
A talk by Dr. Annie. During the talk, we were really inspired by the wearable tents which are designed by Lucy Orta, then decided to do a wearable tent for this project.
Posted 16 May 2014 22:18
Some concept sketches which are drew during the discussion with the group.
Posted 16 May 2014 21:50
Public engagement with our "wearable shelter"
Posted 16 May 2014 21:25
Final page for publication :)
Posted 16 May 2014 21:23
Final page for the publication / All in all, I have to say that I loved the event! It was engaging and utilized the time really well.
Posted 16 May 2014 20:58
Interaction with the public / part II
Posted 16 May 2014 20:39
Interaction with the public / We asked them what they thought about our garment and received some interesting responses!
Posted 16 May 2014 20:38
Posted 15 May 2014 16:35
shelter talk
Posted 15 May 2014 16:35
modern vs classic
Posted 15 May 2014 16:35
caught some attentions
Posted 15 May 2014 16:35
have fun shooting
Posted 15 May 2014 16:26
somehow , we are trying to create a mixture of scarf and umbrella
Posted 15 May 2014 16:21
yellow raincoat , double protection from rain
Posted 15 May 2014 16:20
a pure vision
Posted 15 May 2014 16:19
lay down position of our shelter
Posted 15 May 2014 16:19
sheltering in urban context
Posted 15 May 2014 16:18
ready for the rain
Posted 15 May 2014 16:18
Day six:
On Tuesday we took our "wearable shelter" to Grumpy, where all the participants to the event exhibited their designs.
Posted 14 May 2014 20:00
All the products are finished and ready for the exhibition.
Posted 14 May 2014 19:22

Our Events experience ended with an exhibition, where we exposed our garments and our presentation sheets, along with our fellow colleagues. It was exciting to see our work in the shop and discuss with others about its impact, finalising a fun and engaging experience for all of us.
Posted 14 May 2014 18:25

With our garment finished and constructed, we took it outside in an urban context and prepared our presentation. I was pleased to see how the garment resisted in the Mancunian weather and how it blended into the outdoor space.
Posted 14 May 2014 16:36

We decided upon doing two different items, a skirt which will transform into a tent and an umbrella which could be used as a chair. My bedroom became our personal workshop and while we had difficulties with the design, we further adapted it to be constructable and still fit its double-purpose.
Posted 14 May 2014 15:56

With our designs sorted out, we headed to our site visit at Grumpy to purchase materials necessary for the construction of the garment. Grumpy has a variety of materials and after the shopping session, we sat down and planned how we will construct the garment with the new purchases.
Posted 14 May 2014 15:52

After we decided where and what our designs are aiming for, we received precious advice from dr. Annie Shaw, who talked to us about various connections between fashion and its functionality and helped us better decide about what we will construct for our garment.
Posted 14 May 2014 15:45

The first day was a great introduction to the main theme of the Events and we had the opportunity to pick our team mate and develop ideas for our design. The subject is the creation of a wearable shelter and we tried to enhance that aspect of a garment through various sketches.
Posted 14 May 2014 15:37
Welcome to Grumpy in the City to see Group 19 work where you can also purchase different materials.
Posted 14 May 2014 13:22
Final product was displayed in the shop window belonging to Grumpy Charity. It was free for any visitors to explore our wearable shelter designs.
Posted 14 May 2014 13:16
Day five:
After finishing the "wearable shelter" we took it outside to test its strength and see how it would resist in an urban context.
Posted 13 May 2014 22:48
Day four:
After going through all sorts of ideas, from a purse which can turn into a carpet, to big hats which cover the whole body, we've decided to produce an umbrella chair and a big skirt which is, in fact, a tent.
Posted 13 May 2014 21:28
Day three:
On our third meeting we went to Grumpy, where we have looked through all sorts of recycled materials and decided which ones would be the best for our wearable shelter. It was a fun day, as we also had the opportunity to play with the materials and create test models.
Posted 13 May 2014 21:14
Day two:
I found the meeting with Dr. Annie Shaw truly inspiring, as she told us about her background and how she got to work in the field of fashion.She listened to our ideas and she helped us with our design, by giving us advice regarding the materials and different techniques for making clothes.
Posted 13 May 2014 20:56
Day 6
we pinned up 2 A2 boards at the grumpy store located in Albert square.The boards showed out processes and design of our shelter as well as how its transformed from a clothing into a shelter.
Posted 13 May 2014 19:24
Setting up for exhibition in grumpy.
Posted 13 May 2014 18:10
Testing and shooting on the Rainny day.
Posted 13 May 2014 18:08
13/5/2014 - The shop window showcasing the works of the students, the grumpy website link, and the reflection of me.
Posted 13 May 2014 16:05
Day one:
At our first group meeting we got to know each other and understand better the notion of "wearable shelter". After that we were paired in groups of two, sketched some outfits and discussed our ideas.
Posted 13 May 2014 16:01
13/5/2014 - The poster with the images of students' works for the public exhibition in the city centre.
Posted 13 May 2014 16:01
13/5/14 -setting up in progress
Posted 13 May 2014 15:52
A photo taken with Lydia Northhall, a representative from Grumpy with all the coordinators.
Posted 13 May 2014 15:51
Day Six:
Today we set up our exhibition in 'Grumpy in the city'. Over the next three days we will all spend some time at the exhibition talking to the public and hearing their response.
Posted 13 May 2014 11:28
Day 6 / Mount boards completed for the exhibition at the Grumpy city office.
Posted 12 May 2014 21:18
Day 6 / Final product
Posted 12 May 2014 21:09
The transformation of our rucksack in context.
Posted 12 May 2014 18:11
Our finished backpack.
Posted 12 May 2014 18:06
day 5
we started off with model making.setting hola loops and making the the structure out of it by attaching strings. after making the basic structure we sewed the cloth over it.
Posted 12 May 2014 00:00
we experimented first by making test models to test out how the structure would stand using top of plastic cup rings and strings.
Posted 11 May 2014 23:57
day 3
we visited grumpys which was basically a workshop which provided recycled materials as well as a station for children to experiment with different kinds of materials and built their own structures.we managaed to find very useful materials for our test models and models .
Posted 11 May 2014 23:52
second meeting we had Dr Anne Shaw as our our lecturer guest who really inspired her with her talks about how fashion industry and architecture can combine to produce amazing forms and structures
Posted 11 May 2014 23:40
On the first day me and my partner came up with two designs for wearable shelter from which we decided to go ahead with (1), the structure shaped like cacoon and discussed about its structure.
Posted 11 May 2014 23:25
Day 4 & 5 / After finalizing our ideas and gaining approval, we began making the garment. The first test (top images) took ten hours but the result was flimsy so it was discarded. The second test was of better, stronger quality and it took 12 hours to create.
Posted 11 May 2014 23:07
Day 3 / Site visit to grumpy where we obtained the recycled materials to make our garment. We also had a talk with Mr Allan, a representative of grumpy who illustrated what they did in grumpy and why. After that, we began making mock ups of our garments with guidance from our coordinators.
Posted 11 May 2014 22:56
Day 2 / We had a talk by Dr Annie Shaw, who told us briefly about what she did and how it related to our project. After that, we pitched our ideas at her one on one and she gave us useful tips on how to make them work.
Posted 11 May 2014 22:42
Day 1 / First meeting and briefing with the group. We were then paired into groups of two and asked to generate and share initial ideas.
Posted 11 May 2014 22:37
Today we finished off the garment by adding taught pieces of ribbon to the hula hoop frame. Changing the shelter to a sitting one rather than lying one made the most of our structure. I feel it has worked well and I can't wait for the response from the public.
Posted 11 May 2014 19:10
Making the 1:1 model and test the beach ball working as a water container
Posted 9 May 2014 20:55
Test model
Posted 9 May 2014 20:35