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PRODUCTION The first stage of the Events programme will be highlighting important problems that face Manchester in particular with regard to an ageing population and fit for purpose homes. This will be an opportunity too combine with the ‘Spinning Perceptions’ group to work collaboratively in curating the content of the exhibition. The exhibition itself will be displayed primarily in a key public venue in Manchester but will travel across the city to various symposiums and conferences. This exposure will mean that your work is seen by a wide variety of people particularly interested in current social issues such as ageing and housing. A final report is being produced to summarise our research methodology, findings and outputs. This will be a public-facing document, that forms part of the Mayor of Manchester’s Age Friendly Challenge, enabling propositional dialogue between a whole cross-section of factors which influence today’s society. You have the opportunity to contribute towards this professional paper, and through this you will learn valuable skills in editing, graphic design, and publishing which you can apply to your portfolio. // Download Poster

Viktoria A // Adrianna G // Rebecca H // Guang Y // Guangbo L

Photo taken in the end of the exhibition in South Atrium of MMU Business School. The image captures the March 01 girls of the PHASE event team.
Posted 7 May 2018 14:07
Photo taken in the end of the exhibition in South Atrium of MMU Business School. The image captures the March 01 boys of the PHASE event team.
Posted 7 May 2018 14:07
Ribbon-cutting by Prof. Richard Greene (Pro-Vice-Chancellor Research and Knowledge Exchange, MMU), celebrating the first Event of the PHASE Roadshow.
Posted 7 May 2018 14:03
1-5-2018 • Tom Jefries (head of Manchester School of Architecture department) talk after professor's Stephan White presentation of the exhibition.
Posted 7 May 2018 13:48
1-5-2018 • Exhibition has been set up! Everything has been assembled, hung and two videos have been prepared to be projected on the white screens! Waiting for a few VIP guests, as well as the professor Stefan White who will make a short presentation of PHASE’s work!
Posted 7 May 2018 13:44
1-5-2018 • Exhibition preparation
Timber frames assembled and now the exhibition boards need to be hung too! Almost there...
Posted 5 May 2018 09:39
1-5-2018 • Undergraduates helping us to carry the pieces of the movable pavilion from the Manchester School of Architecture to the South Atrium of Business School, were the first exhibition of the Roadshow will take place!
Posted 5 May 2018 09:35
After exhibition, we deconstructed exhibition and brought modules back. Storing the exhibition for year show and summer roadshow.
Posted 2 May 2018 11:55
Vice Chancellor attended the opening ceremony and held a ribbon-cutting ceremony.
Posted 2 May 2018 11:48
Prof. Tom Jefferies, Head of School introducing the school close cooperation with external partners and his engagement of PHASE.
Posted 2 May 2018 11:42
Exhibition is on. Migena in video introducing the project and two design competition boards about age-friendly environment in South Manchester on this side as well.
Posted 2 May 2018 11:24
Stefan helping students to stick co-housing display boards to the frame. Finalizing the exhibition.
Posted 2 May 2018 11:17
Installing a house and testing proper location. Preparing exhibition shelves to display booklets, boards and screens.Almost finished the installation process.
Posted 2 May 2018 11:14
All the modules brought in atrium of Business School ready for install the exhibition.
Posted 2 May 2018 11:07
Spatial Capacity and Design Competition boards finished for the exhibition.
Posted 2 May 2018 11:05
Preparing posters for the afternoon exhibition in Business School. Welcome everyone!
Posted 2 May 2018 11:04
Well done to our group, it's been a huge achievement to get all the curation done in two weeks, look out for the exhibition in the end of year show!
Posted 2 May 2018 00:39
Our exhibition was then finally officially opened by Prof. Richard Greene, the Pro-Vice Chancellor for Research and Knowledge Exchange at Manchester Metropolitan University- declaring the exhibition ready to travel round research conferences all summer!
Posted 2 May 2018 00:37
The exhibition was then also officially opened by Prof. Tom Jefferies, Head of MSA - who described his involvement with PHASE and the role it serves in the school to bring different topics of research together for the social good
Posted 2 May 2018 00:29
We had a short presentation to open the exhibition by Stefan White, describing the aims of PHASE in MSA and the numerous events our exhibition will go to throughout the summer.
Posted 2 May 2018 00:26
The boards we've spent so long curating as a group are finally put into place on the exhibition stands!
Posted 2 May 2018 00:23
The display begins to take its shape...
Posted 2 May 2018 00:20
We set up the stands for the display, the projectors for the films, the sheets describing our work and the booklets holding all the information we'd been curating
Posted 2 May 2018 00:19
We started the day by taking our exhibition display and curated boards from Chatham over to the Business School!
Posted 2 May 2018 00:16
The PHASE Events Teams have created a series of videos highlighting what we've been up to this week- a 3 min summary just isn't enough after everything we've been up to! Here's the link to all the videos, some of which will be taken round a roadshow this summer highlighting the work of PHASE at four different conferences and events:
Spatial Capacities:
Community Engagement Game:
A summary of the teamwork between Group 19 & 04:
The work of group 19:
Posted 2 May 2018 00:14
At the end of the meeting we encouraged everyone to watch the short movie about the PHASE research, co-housing design and preparation of final exhibition. Through the movie, the older participants could better understand the purpose and anticipated outcomes of the community event.
Posted 1 May 2018 23:54
The other designed activity - 'Spatial Capacity' game, was also enthusiastically played by the older participants. All of them described their current housing conditions and highlighted the most relevant features in terms of old-friendly design. Similarly to the first provided activity, we recorded the games and collected all the boards and photographs.
Posted 1 May 2018 23:50
'Co-Housing' game turned out to be very successful! All the participants were eager to reveal their housing preferences and further discuss them with undergraduate students. All the games were recorded, so that the responses of participants could serve as further reference. After the game we took photos of each of the boards and combined all the outcomes.
Posted 1 May 2018 23:39
The another activity designed for the community event was the 'Spatial Capacity' game. We used our knowledge gained during the PHASE research to prepare the needed components. Through this game we intended to determine what features of the house were the most important for old people and which one would be compromised on. Couldn't wait for the outcomes!
Posted 1 May 2018 23:33
The first activity, called Co-Housing Game, was designated to discover the ideal features of the house, old people would be eager to move in. Our team prepared the boards and cards with different options, created last semester by students of MSAp atelier. Due to the nature of the community engagement meeting, we didn't know how many people to expect. Therefore we prepared couple of sets, ready in case of higher number of participants.
Posted 1 May 2018 23:19
Yesterday was the long awaited Community Engagement meeting and finally we had a chance to fully test the prepared games and activities. The venue chosen for the meeting was again the Corner House in Manchester. Before the actual meeting we were quite busy with arranging the space and preparing refreshments.
Posted 1 May 2018 23:08
Victoria was putting signs for Academic Round Table guiding our guests to the venure.
Posted 1 May 2018 11:26
Joe and Becca are finalising the last bits of the video which will be presented today in the Business School!
Posted 1 May 2018 11:16
What is your ideal house??
Come and join us to play the game and find out!
Posted 1 May 2018 10:26
PHASE Engagement Community workshop begins with our first guest Harold. We are ready to listen to older people and discuss about their house preferences, their living conditions, and any problems they may face.We are about to show them age friendly design proposals and see what they think about them.
After all the statistics data analysis, it is
essential to have a face-to-face conversation with people who could potentially become residents of an Age-friendly community.
Posted 1 May 2018 10:22
Some content of the Conclusions-Comparisons Booklet.
Posted 1 May 2018 10:06
Some content of the Spatial Capacities Document.
Posted 1 May 2018 10:05
Booklets produced during the Events week, including the Spatial Capacities document, the Conclusions-Comparisons booklet and the PS1 design proposals of MSAp atelier booklet!
Posted 1 May 2018 01:51
The Spatial Capacities document including the executive summary with the conclustions-comparisons finally printed and binded!!
Posted 1 May 2018 01:48
Follow the signs and you will arrive in Manchester School of Architecture PHASE Engagement Community workshop!!
Posted 1 May 2018 01:47
Preparing the double sided stickers for the exhibition boards which will be hung on the movable pavilion!
Posted 1 May 2018 01:46
Watching the videos made for each of the four teams, before heading to the second event which is called PHASE Community Engagement Event.
Posted 1 May 2018 01:46
Keep working in InDesign.
Making a few last minute changes in the document before the printing.
Posted 1 May 2018 01:44
Thursday - 18:40
Helping the construction team to carry the pieces of the timber movable pavilion.
Posted 1 May 2018 01:42
Notes made by the 5th year student Hannah during the PHASE round table discussion.
Posted 1 May 2018 01:40
We had the pleasure to present and listen the discussion given by academics and policy makers in the PHASE round table event which took place in 70 Oxford Road. It was a great inspiration for the Comparisons-conclusions booklet by exploring new connections between existing data.
Posted 1 May 2018 01:39
Our team which is responsible for the document's layout, editing and preparation worked mainly in In-design and photoshop. This was an excellent exercise for the undergraduates to improve their software skills, essential for their following academic years.
Posted 1 May 2018 01:37
Our second guest in his age of 79, just moved in a new ground floor apartment with 2 beds, preferred an open plan house with accessible access and missed his former upper level flat with nice view.
Posted 30 Apr 2018 18:16
The Community Engagement invited elderly people come and talk to us with their ideal house options regarding location, typology, floor plan, garden and preference of amenities. Here is the ideal option house of our first guest, Bhim, former MMU economics teacher who aged 90s, lives in East Didsbury for decades. The key points are downsizing and better public transportation for him.
Posted 30 Apr 2018 18:15
Here is our pre-session of today Community Engagement. We set up two games based on our previous researches and co-housing designs. Plans of the day and guides for games introduced to undergraduates.
Posted 30 Apr 2018 18:14
Our final colour swtaches for Spatial Capacity Comparisons & Conclusions Booklet and South Manchester map.
Posted 30 Apr 2018 11:01
Take a glance at our spatial capacity report on study of scio-economic context of South Manchester. The report sets a baseline for future development of age-fridendly Manchester.
Posted 30 Apr 2018 10:48
Kelly Lui, year1 BA student is working in the InDesign, experimenting with the layout of the Executive Summary booklet.
Posted 27 Apr 2018 19:46
Day 1 - Undergraduate students are reading the Spatial Capacities document and getting prepared for our discussion in order to highlight interesting comparisons and findings of the existing data.
Posted 27 Apr 2018 19:41
The booklet with the final comparisons and conclusions of the Spatial Capacities document is now done!!
Posted 27 Apr 2018 19:30
Printing of the Spatial Capacities document done! Time for the book binding! The document includes the Spatial Capacities report that PHASE group produced the previous semester as well as a booklet with the conclusions and comparisons of the document called exclusive summary and produced by our PHASE events group!
Posted 27 Apr 2018 17:20
All game sets prepared and ready for the Community Meeting on Monday. Nice work and thank you everyone for this week. Looking forward to the next week engagement meeting and exhibition!
Posted 27 Apr 2018 16:27
Steps explaining co-housing game. The full movie will be presented during the actual Community Engagement meeting on Monday, when all the invited people would take part in the prepared activity.
Posted 27 Apr 2018 16:24
Separating the cards in different groups and parceling them up in envelopes for next Monday Community Engagement.
Posted 27 Apr 2018 16:18
With the finalised, printed version of the game we could start recording the movie. It would present each of the steps needed to fulfil the game by the participants of Community Engagement meeting.
Posted 27 Apr 2018 16:03
The community engagement team have been printing and assembling all the pieces for their game that they've been designing for the workshop -keep going, there's hundreds of cards to sort out!
Posted 27 Apr 2018 11:40
As part of our exhibition, and the community engagement event on Monday, we've had a team making a film of the key points of our research. Here they are hard at work yesterday!
Posted 27 Apr 2018 10:57
Final step for the Cards----cutting it in binding room. The Y1 and Y2 got a chance to practice their binding skills while this Event, and they did a great job!
Posted 27 Apr 2018 06:06
Before the end of the event, all the ideas and conclusions were summed up by Stefan, who explained the importance of discussions between policy makers and researchers in creating best housing options for older people.
Posted 25 Apr 2018 21:35
After the round table meeting, students were encouraged to share their interests and ideas from the presentation with the invited academics. Some of their questions, ranging from co-housing design to housing policies, were further discussed. Everyone learned a lot from this great discussion.
Posted 25 Apr 2018 21:29
The topics presented by the invited speakers, came out to be very interesting for our undergraduate students. They took active part in the debate, asking questions and contributing to the discussions.
Posted 25 Apr 2018 21:25
Finally, we had a short lunch break after preparing the room. Can't wait for the round table discussion!
Posted 25 Apr 2018 21:18
We prepared the sample set of our board game and presented to the invited guests. Thanks to that, we gained valuable feedback on elements of the game that can be improved before the actual Community Engagement meeting on Monday.
Posted 25 Apr 2018 21:18
We arranged the meeting room for afternoon round table discussions. To provide invited speakers with the possibility to present digital materials, we tested the screen facilities. Besides, we also prepared the coffee, tea and snacks for guests.
Posted 25 Apr 2018 21:10
After arriving to the Corner House, we divided all the tasks between the students and started preparing the venue. With almost 40 people invited to the discussion, we had to make sure that everyone will be provided with a seat and refreshment.
Posted 25 Apr 2018 21:06
Prepared and excited, we went with the team to the Corner House, where the 'Round Table' discussions took place. Our tutor from PHASE - Stefan White joined us today, to help with the venue preparations and participate in the event.
Posted 25 Apr 2018 20:58
Now we're having a question time- what do the policy makers think of our academic ideas, and what do the academics have to ask the policy makers? We've had questions covering care homes, developers, the multi-generational household, cultural change, dementia friendly housing and quality of architecture in different parts of the country. Now to the undergraduate students, what questions do they have?
Posted 25 Apr 2018 15:56
We've heard lots of short presentations from our collaborators on their really interesting and insightful research and why they are interested in housing for older people. There's a consensus that housing for older people hasn't been given enough thought, and it's good to hear that other Universities have been researching this in collaboration with architectural practices.
Posted 25 Apr 2018 15:08
The first of our three big events during this week has kicked off!
We're hosting an academic round table, discussing with 13 academics and policy makers in Greater Manchester the work we've been doing on housing for older people, and their experience of the dynamic between researchers and policy makers...
Posted 25 Apr 2018 14:13
We had the final meeting before the tomorrow round table discussions, taking place in the Corner House in Manchester. All the different tasks that need to be finished before the actual event were distributed between the undergraduate and fifth year students. They include setting up the required equipment, organising small refreshment stand and preparing the space. The planned discussions will be recorded and eventually presented in the final exhibition on the 2nd of May.
Posted 24 Apr 2018 20:21
With the cards being designed, we were trying different printing options. The cards need to be endurable and rigid, so they can be used multiple times throughout the entire community engagement event. David and Lada, our undergraduate students, were checking paper thickness and finishing, selecting the most suitable one.
Posted 24 Apr 2018 20:19
It was a productive day for our Community Engagement group! Apart from completing the schedule for upcoming social events, we continued to improve the design of our main activity. With the help of the undergraduate students, the layout of the board was redesigned and prepared for the final print.
Posted 23 Apr 2018 21:11
Today, we finally established all the activities that will be happening during the Community Engagement event, due next Monday. The invited people will have an opportunity to see the short film introducing MSAp PS1 projects and PHASE research, as well as participate in activities with the help of the students. The schedule includes playing co-housing game ‘Create Your Perfect House’ and taking part in a spatial capacity survey. Through these activities, we intent to determine the current living conditions of old people in Manchester and present the possible solutions for improved accommodation.
Posted 23 Apr 2018 20:30
Welcome back to Events! Great to see so many of you this morning to continue the curating the exhibition and designing the community engagement games
Posted 23 Apr 2018 10:49
'CREATE YOUR PERFECT HOUSE' activity, designed for Community Engagement Event.
Posted 20 Apr 2018 14:50