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Hosting an Event at the Thirsty Scholar inspired by the Situationist International. // Download Poster

Adriann J

The installation was up until the late evening. Over the course of the day it managed to entice and intrigue people off the street.
Posted 31 Mar 2017 15:43
We are done - our Situationist Installation! Well done to the Flaneur Team!
And thank you to our sponsor Stride Treglown.
Posted 31 Mar 2017 15:28
Yesterdays construction on site went great. We managed to pop-up the structure quickly and enjoy the view of our installation. It looked great with the graffiti art of the Thirsty Scholar.
Posted 31 Mar 2017 15:12
Our Draft Video, enjoy!
Posted 31 Mar 2017 02:36
Come and check us out tomorrow at the Thirsty Scholar!
50 New Wakefield St, Manchester M1 5NP
Posted 30 Mar 2017 00:29
Once the structure was up, we coordinated spaces for mounting our artwork and adding a vaiety of materials to the structure. We also started to paint it for more more visual effect. Here it is disassembled, we can't wait to construct it on site tomorrow!!
Posted 29 Mar 2017 22:55
In the afternoon, we managed to complete all the joints and tried constructing the installation in studio to see if it stand up and give us an idea on the scale of our design.
Posted 29 Mar 2017 22:52
Spray painting our mount boards to bring colour to our installation! It is coming together really well.
Posted 29 Mar 2017 22:50
Big team working on putting the structure together in the workshop!
Posted 29 Mar 2017 22:47
A productive day with the Flaneur Team. A hectic morning to get all the joints and timbers ready for today's trail. Everyone really got involved and succeeded in putting the structure together.
Posted 29 Mar 2017 22:12
Here is our first joint!.
As Frampton himself expressed, " much so that the generic joint becomes a point of ontological consideration rather than a mere connection. :P :DDD
Posted 28 Mar 2017 22:54
In the afternoon, we started cutting out the joint plates and started to construct the pieces together. It was great fun to be in the workshop and seeing individual pieces coming together.
Posted 28 Mar 2017 22:52
This morning were got going from the start the team started to prepare for construction. Two groups had separate sections of the installation to work on and all of them came up with great solutions.
Posted 28 Mar 2017 22:50
Here are a few sketches of our thought process for the construction of the installation. We are hoping to create some simple joints to join the pieces together.
Posted 27 Mar 2017 17:19
Later, we split the team up into half and tried to mock the different phases of the installation. This gave us indication on how large the spaces we create are going to be and idea on the joints we need to construct it.
Posted 27 Mar 2017 17:17
In the afternoon, we received delivery for our timber for the installation.
Posted 27 Mar 2017 17:12
We had a relaxed Monday morning with the team finishing off a few of their drawing that they did not manage to complete last week, giving them a chance to re-fresh their memories.
Posted 27 Mar 2017 17:07
Later, we mapped out the restricted area were we could host the installation on the floor in studio, giving us a chance to visualise the proposal.
Posted 24 Mar 2017 11:29
Later, in the afternoon the team had a round-table discussion on how to realise and rationalise elements of the installation. It was great to see everyone get involved in the discussions.
Posted 24 Mar 2017 11:26
Here is the evolution of our design! After a morning of heavy design sessions we came to a concluding design chosen by the dice. The FINAL design (bottom), inspired by everyone's proposals and idea.
Posted 24 Mar 2017 11:18
Brutal decision making by the role of dice during our competition pairing designs up and seeing who's design goes further to become the final form.
Posted 24 Mar 2017 11:18
Day 4: Further development of the randomly chosen designs were made, with restrictions to size, materials and thoughts about how to display our work.
Posted 24 Mar 2017 11:02
Individuals were encouraged to present their ideas to the group, giving people more ideas to work off when further developing the chosen design. Some really good ideas were presented.
Posted 22 Mar 2017 16:58
In the afternoon, we moved forward to the main part of our events which is to design a pavilion, inspired by the abstractions of the city created in the past days. Designs are be selected through a non-hierarchical decision making process - The roll of a dice.
Posted 22 Mar 2017 16:55
Here are some examples of the vast collection abstractions of the city, which have been distorted even further. The use of color is very prominent in everybody's work.
Posted 22 Mar 2017 16:51
Another successful day with the Flaneur Team. We are really starting to come up with some amazing work! Well done to the crew.
Posted 22 Mar 2017 16:47
Great abstraction by Jhower, representing the rushed atmosphere of Manchester City Centre.
Posted 21 Mar 2017 16:54
Here are a few abstractions some people produced - taking elements from the map and distorting them into unique translations.
Posted 21 Mar 2017 16:50
Here is our map we created from wandering around the city and and being enticed by local attraction around the city centre.
Posted 21 Mar 2017 16:49
Another successful day with the Flaneur Group! Everyone created some remarkable sketches in multiple mediums and really engaged with the project.
Posted 21 Mar 2017 16:46
We have set of to wander around the city and record our responses.
If you have missed us get in touch on 07952647436.
Posted 20 Mar 2017 12:02
Hey guys. We are planning on meeting at 11am tomorrow at the Thirsty Scholar - 50 New Wakefield St, Manchester M1 5NP.
Make sure you bring a variety of media (pens, pencils, markers, camera etc) for sketching and recording your journeys. Any questions send me an email -

Looking forward to meeting you all!
Posted 19 Mar 2017 13:46
Posted 16 Mar 2017 13:30
Hey guys, have a look at our programme and session plan for whats in store when you join our Events group!
Posted 3 Mar 2017 14:42
Updated poster
Posted 3 Mar 2017 14:35
We are happy to announce that we have sponsorship from the multi-national architectural company Stride Treglown.

Posted 3 Mar 2017 14:24
Finalising the design framework to set out what we will be doing during the two weeks with the first and second years.

Testing our a few experiments with abstract representations, mapping and translations.
Posted 15 Feb 2017 13:59
Researching the Situationist International, we found these great sketches which explore cities through artistic expression.
Posted 14 Feb 2017 20:49
We meet on site to talk to our collaborator and discuss ideas and options on what our proposal may entail.

As you can see we are very excited about the opportunity to create a multi-sensory instillation at the Thirsty Scholar.
Posted 14 Feb 2017 20:30
Posted 14 Feb 2017 11:44
Two fundamental Situationist International points:

1) A unified critique of advanced capitalism of which a primary concern was the progressively increasing tendency towards the expression and mediation of social relations through objects/commodities.

2) Means of counteracting the spectacle; the construction of situations, moments of life deliberately constructed for the purpose of reawakening and pursuing authentic desires, experiencing the feeling of life and adventure, and the liberation of everyday life

Posted 8 Feb 2017 13:52
Hosting an event at the Thirsty Scholar inspired by the Situationalist movement.
Posted 9 Nov 2016 12:37