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Group 22 { MSA Pirates }

Challenging ideas of ownership // Create interventions within the city

Atelier: MSAp

Rosa TW // Stephen L // Timothy S // Matthew S // Thomas B // Meiyan J // Julia-Vanina H // Maria I // Zuzanna G // Thomas K // Amy H // Calum L // Michael J // Amaobi I // Paul F // Isabelle DG // Georgios F // Elliott J // Courtney C

Group efforts on the final day. Presentation of all our crews work collectively.
Posted 18 May 2014 03:49
Ideas manifest through personal efforts
Posted 18 May 2014 03:42
Ideas and narratives established
Posted 18 May 2014 03:36
Our groups display
Posted 16 May 2014 20:53
Building the exhibition
Posted 16 May 2014 20:52
'Find someone who is watching you'
Posted 16 May 2014 20:52
My message from the bottle
Posted 16 May 2014 20:50
Canal waters
Posted 16 May 2014 20:49
We set off patrolling manchester.
Posted 16 May 2014 20:47
The Pirate group boat
Posted 16 May 2014 20:15
A place which was found as we were lost in the city.
Posted 16 May 2014 20:12
The Plankers flag!
Posted 16 May 2014 20:09
The final plankers map
Posted 16 May 2014 20:08
A message in a bottle, given by are captain
Posted 16 May 2014 20:06
The little philosophers house..
Posted 16 May 2014 20:02
secret map was found inside a bottle and sends our pirate crew in search of native markings in manchester
Posted 16 May 2014 19:42
Finished model reveals what lies beneath northern quarter
Posted 16 May 2014 19:33
T' end was nigh! Finally we displayed our work to the rest of the group, other peers, and to the people who had first helped us cultivate ideas surrounding this event. The space was transformed into a pirates lair, with our jewels placed within it. It was an opportunity to reflect and explain our findings, as well as receiving feedback.
Posted 16 May 2014 18:08
Our Queen Bee symbol on our treasure box, holding information on the city's gems.
Posted 16 May 2014 17:59
The route taken to get to 'The Portal'.
Posted 16 May 2014 17:57
T' final outcome! Our group brought our vision together. We isolated our sites on the map, making them more prominent whilst the other parts of the city remained vague. We indicated through pink pins where the chains were, whilst blue pins determined our sites positions, and white pins marked our route. We chose to only label the road names that our route across the city took. For us, this path was the only one to take if you wanted to find the hidden gems within the city, and therefore it was inconsequential to record any other.
Posted 16 May 2014 17:53
Me treaaye! A book produced that articulated my thoughts surrounding my chosen site, named 'The Watchtower'.
Posted 16 May 2014 17:43
We each had personal vision regarding our site, despite having an overall theme that linked them together. I was particularly interested in why only expensive cars were parked on the top floor of the Great Northern Railway Company car park site; the sense of security seemed to be key. I began modelling the ascent taken by these drivers to their prime parking spot.
Posted 16 May 2014 17:39
Ahoy! Now aft in Chatham! It was impediment to our group that we avoided chains. In order to make sure our route avoided all of them, we marked out the most prominent brands on a map of central Manchester.
Posted 16 May 2014 17:27
The layered story of Manchester's Town Hall.
Posted 16 May 2014 16:23
The Pirate Cove with every crew's final treasure maps ready for presentations.
Posted 16 May 2014 16:21
Showing our theme and our map
Posted 14 May 2014 17:29
At the exhibition we presented our group narrative explaining the individual pop up maps each of us made. Hope our story will not be forgotten when we walk the plank to the other dimension! If we ever get back, we will make sure to put our adventures in a new map. Goodbye for now...
Andrea 'The fox' Piers
Posted 14 May 2014 17:24
Exhibition Day : All Crews getting ready for the exhibition
Posted 14 May 2014 17:18
Making of the model map of northern quarter . Looks promising.
Posted 14 May 2014 15:19
the msa_pirate hide out is almost ready to open. Very good and hard work from every one.
Posted 14 May 2014 15:13
the final jolly roger of the pirate group named ''los diablos des churos'' always trying to find churos or donats
Posted 14 May 2014 15:09
top vie of the secret hiding in northern quarter
Posted 14 May 2014 15:05
Final day: We put up an exhibition on the sixth floor to display our work.
Posted 14 May 2014 10:09
Final Treasure // Following there successful voyage the MSA_pirates captains discovered and conquered the new world.
Posted 13 May 2014 20:15
Queen Bee // The Queen Bee crew make some final changes to their mapping output for the Galle(r)y presentation.
Posted 13 May 2014 00:19
Churros Assemble // The Churros crew presented their final treasure maps and displayed them at the Galle(r)y.
Posted 13 May 2014 00:16
Beneath the surface // Take a second view and ye shall find more than first meets the eye...
Posted 12 May 2014 23:57
Their work done, the Captains set sail toward their next adventure.
Posted 12 May 2014 22:45
Satisfied with the plentiful bounty o' treasure found within the city o' Manchester, the crew celebrate the results of their voyage.
Posted 12 May 2014 22:43
The crew-members set about sharing their treasure maps with the rest o' the crew and pirate conspirators Emily Crompton and Morag Rose
Posted 12 May 2014 22:38
The crew-members display their maps within the Galle(r)y
Posted 12 May 2014 22:35
With the treasure maps finished the crew construct the Pirate Galle(r)y for displayin' their work, lest other foolhardy sea-rats be wishin' to follow in our footsteps.
Posted 12 May 2014 22:32
Crew-member Giwrgos mans the bow
Posted 12 May 2014 22:31
Havin' mapped the spaces where the treasure be buried, the crew decide on the layout of their pirate galle(r)y
Posted 12 May 2014 22:28
Captain Shivers be assitin' his crew member Heelhicker-Hewes in the development of her treasure map
Posted 12 May 2014 22:25
Captains Salty and Shivers impart some pearls on wisdom to the crew regardin' the creation o' maps
Posted 12 May 2014 22:22
Exhibition day! After finishing up and printing our treasure maps, we turned our studio space into a pirate galle(r)y. Our collaborators joined us again for a pirate review of the outputs. In the end we all salied away from the port of Chatham and now we are back to our usual pirate activities (known to some as "studio work").
Mad Jenny Kidd
Posted 12 May 2014 21:29
Final Day - Freshly made churros for George's birthday and everyone is singing jolly sea shantys. Exhibiting everyones maps including my film. Really enjoyed working with the 5th years and other landlubbers on what's been a great event this year.
Posted 12 May 2014 18:34
Since our story had a group narrative it wasn't easy trying to add onto the story when it got to our individual tasks. I chose to do a flashback concerning our arrival to Manchester.
'A strange image appeared on our ship's reflection; a castle. After a while we noticed we were getting closer to another image, a surreal image, not of this world. It was as if we were pulled inside it like a small boat in a dock.'
Andrea 'The Fox' Piers
Posted 12 May 2014 17:40
Photomontage to show the 'battle' between commercial and historic.
Posted 12 May 2014 15:16
Final group map showing points of treasure and travel path
Posted 12 May 2014 15:15
Day 7: The seas call us, our treasure cove is secured and full of booty! We must make sail, seek out new treasures from distant shores....
Posted 12 May 2014 15:13
The second map finished as a negative of the daytime map to show how the underworld takes over the space at night and plays music on the steps.
Posted 12 May 2014 15:08
The first map of the site at daytime.
Posted 12 May 2014 15:04
From my site analysis I developed the idea of my narrative and started sketching out a map.
Posted 12 May 2014 15:01
Setting up our pirate cove gallery
Posted 12 May 2014 14:49
The final mapping of my battle between Salford and Manchester.
Posted 12 May 2014 14:43
Street Art Map almost finished.
Posted 12 May 2014 13:49
A less known viewpoint of Portland Street
Posted 12 May 2014 13:49
Some of the amusing stickers found in the Northern Quarter.
Posted 12 May 2014 13:39
Two different focuses, which one do you see?
Posted 12 May 2014 13:32
Some of the planting on the green roof of the Street Art in Stephen's Square.
Posted 12 May 2014 13:23
When wandering around looking for 'hidden treasures' I concentrated on the Northern Quarter. I was searching for Street Art and things that caught my eye, that many people may simply walk by or see as vandalism.
Posted 12 May 2014 13:20
Site Explore and Data Mapping
Posted 12 May 2014 11:29
LONG JOHN, ready! // As we assemble for argh final day of plundering, captain Long John is ready to drop anchor and start prepping the galle(r)y.
Posted 12 May 2014 10:49
Personal Scroll:
Arrhhh! The winds be up, the sails be full and we be ready for sailin.....time for the battle of the ships!
I spotted Captain BOOTSTRAP through me telescop', he be ready for war!!!
Posted 12 May 2014 10:24
Day 6: Developing a map which shows the story. My map requires a red filter to see the story. To anyone else it just looks like a map of Manchester.
Posted 10 May 2014 14:19
Day 4: Coming up with more detailed narrative about the spaces we had chosen. What happened there?, What happens there?, What will happen there?, What is hidden?, Who lives there?, etc...
Posted 10 May 2014 14:16
Discussing narratives and sites with Captain and crews.
Posted 9 May 2014 17:34
We went to Castle Field again on the next day and explored the sea life around Castle Field; followed the messages in bottle left for us by the Captain.
Posted 9 May 2014 16:22
Day three, our crew revisited four spaces that we were the most drawn to the previous day, and then expanded on our interpretation of them; even imposing narratives onto them. This was my favourite, 'The Portal'.
Posted 8 May 2014 21:41
Day two, we set out to explore the urban landscape; we found ourselves naturally gravitate toward spaces filled with energy. Some spaces none of us had ever noticed before, yet we'd had crossed them many times in the past.
Posted 8 May 2014 21:25
First day, everybody settled into their designated pirate crews, and derived their group ethos and flag. This is my sketch of the fierce Manchester queen bee, which morphed into the flag for our crew.
Posted 8 May 2014 20:33
As our narrative connects all the individual sites together, we decided that our final map is going to be a group piece. The most important events of the narrative will be represented by pop-up images. Looking for inspirationů
Mad Jenny Kidd
Posted 8 May 2014 19:13
Day 6 - Down to the last churro, losing energy fast but work still to be done. Taking voice recordings to narrate elements of my film and its all starting to come together!
Posted 8 May 2014 16:26
Forging Treasure Maps // The 'LOS DIABLOS DES CHURROS' crew continued to develop their mapping outputs of their re-imagined treasure spaces.
Posted 8 May 2014 16:24
We wondered who stops at the lone benches by the ragged canal? Who uses the small lane with barbed wire and ladders hanging above? Why are only expensive cars parked on the top floor?

What decides what is a treasure in a city, and what is not?
Posted 8 May 2014 15:04
Sailin' through Manchester! With fresh eyes, and our captain beside us, we revisited our treasure. We chose spaces that we felt provided an escape from the normal hustle and bustle of city life. The gems could be found by walking a route that deliberately avoided the streets littered with big known chains.
Posted 8 May 2014 14:59
Our group explored spots that we felt where overlooked, traversing the city via the canal, through hidden tunnels and along quiet streets.
Posted 8 May 2014 14:51