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Group 22 This is Cornerhouse

Our event agenda is to celebrate the history of the iconic Cornerhouse, through creative future repurposing and further raise public awareness. Studentsí outputs will be exhibited in the Cornerhouse, providing a platform for the public to reflect and contemplate on the proposed development of Cornerhouse before it becomes too late. // Download Poster

Syed SA // Oliver M // Terrence S // Keerthivasan TS // Naile A

Wednesday 2nd: exhibition day at No.70 Oxford Road, one of the buildings that makes up 'Cornerhouse'. A fitting location for a pleasure end to a great events week. The undergraduates were able to interact with the public further and showcase their final outcomes. Polly and Vicky were both able to attend and show their support.
Posted 4 May 2018 13:02
Monday 30th: final presentation by the undergraduates to Polly and Vicky from the 'Save Oxford Road Corner' campaign. Very encouraging work and the collaborators seemed very pleased too. Comic book pages and A0 posters were showcased and ideas were discussed further.
Posted 4 May 2018 13:00
Tuesday 02.05.2018 - Exhibition Day - Interaction with the visitors in the exhibition at Cornerhouse.
Posted 2 May 2018 16:08
Tuesday 02.05.2018 - Exhibition Day - Preparation for the exhibition at Cornerhouse
Posted 2 May 2018 16:05
Monday 30.4.18- One of the groups presenting the paper model. The models are going to be included together with the poster for the exhibition.
Posted 30 Apr 2018 10:21
Monday 30.4.18 - The final presentation to the member of Save Oxford Road Corner. Positive feedbacks were given due to the unique way of presenting the narrative to the public.
Posted 30 Apr 2018 10:17
Friday 27th: group discussions about comic progression and more finalised narratives and designs.
Posted 30 Apr 2018 10:03
Tuesday 24th: Comic progression continues along with the production of small paper models to showcase ideas.
Posted 30 Apr 2018 10:00
Friday 27.04.2018 - Discussion with the Undergrads about the poster and comic presentation
Posted 27 Apr 2018 19:36
Friday 27.04.2018 - Posters and comics preparation in progress
Posted 27 Apr 2018 19:33
Tuesday 24.4.18- more images of the comic preparation
Posted 27 Apr 2018 11:07
Tuesday 24.4.18 - The comic continued with the inking process.
Posted 27 Apr 2018 11:06
Monday 23rd: Progress being made on posters and comics as well as some impressive paper models.
Posted 24 Apr 2018 10:35
Friday 20th: discussed our project with the member of staff on duty at No.70 Oxford Road and he allowed us to also stick a number of our flyers up in the window, facing out towards Oxford Road.
Posted 24 Apr 2018 10:33
Friday 20th: managed to talk to the manager of the Grand Central pub and discuss the project with him. He then permitted us to put some of our flyers in the window, visible to the high footfall passing by. This pub stands as another one of Manchester's historic buildings and is in close proximity to Cornerhouse.
Posted 24 Apr 2018 10:30
20/4/18 - Day 3.
We all did some live drawings around the site after interacting with public. The drawings produced were great and an excellent starting point to their proposals!
Posted 21 Apr 2018 03:19
20/4/18 - Day 3.
We were interacting with public to raise awareness of the Cornerhouse situation and promote our exhibition on the 2nd May by handing out the leaflets each group has produced in the morning. Our students were very proactive and good at traffic stopping, with great enthusiasm and communication skills - we were very impressed! The weather was great and majority of the pedestrians were in a good mood to learn about the Cornerhouse!
Posted 21 Apr 2018 03:13
20/4/18 - Day 3.
5 groups of 3 produced their own unique version of campaign leaflets/flyers in A5 to hand out in the afternoon. They contained our event agenda and information of the final exhibition. The designs were amazing and very effective with a combination of photos and sketches. We were very pleased and I cannot wait to see their final outputs!
Posted 21 Apr 2018 03:01
19/4/18 - Day 2.
We walked to HOME after the visit to 70 Oxford road, to understand why the cultural/theatre facilities have been relocated. We made observations to the surroundings and checked out some current events happening in HOME.
Posted 21 Apr 2018 02:56
19/4/18 - Day 2.
It was the perfect weather for a site visit to 70 Oxford Road after the presentation of our collaborators. We looked at elements and context of the Cornerhouse, which was helpful as students were able to further their understanding and apply their ideas on site.
Posted 21 Apr 2018 02:50
18/4/18 - Day 1.
In the morning, Hussain gave a presentation regarding the introduction of our brief and suggestions/methods for producing the final outputs, where students then started brainstorming for their designs. Naile and I showed some of our previous comic work as references and each group presented their ideas which were great.
Posted 21 Apr 2018 02:40
Friday Evening 20/4/18- Sketches of the Cornerhouse and the site by the students
Posted 20 Apr 2018 20:53
Friday Evening 20/4/18 - Few students with their own sketches of Cornerhouse and the site.
Posted 20 Apr 2018 20:50
Friday morning 20/4/18 - More picture of students discussing and producing leaflets to spread the awareness about the future of Cornerhouse.
Posted 20 Apr 2018 20:43
Friday morning 20/4/18 - More picture of students discussing and producing leaflets to spread the awareness about the future of Cornerhouse.
Posted 20 Apr 2018 20:43
Oli on fire
Posted 20 Apr 2018 18:36
Undergrad student explaining about the exhibition to the pedestrian
Posted 20 Apr 2018 18:36
Students getting ready to hand-out leaflets near the site
Posted 20 Apr 2018 18:34
20/04/2018- Printing leaflets produced by each group. Ready to hand-out on site!
Posted 20 Apr 2018 14:32
20/04/2018- Morning Workshop: Producing leaflets to hand-out public near Corner House. Raising the awareness and announcing exhibition date/venue.
Posted 20 Apr 2018 14:26
19/04/2018- Site Tour, Surrounding Sites are also under risk of re-development
Posted 20 Apr 2018 12:59
19/04/2018- Site Tour, Corner House and Screen 1 Cinema
Posted 20 Apr 2018 11:56
19/04/2018- Presentation by Save Oxford Road Campaign, The Site: Corner House and Screen 1 Cinema
Posted 20 Apr 2018 11:47
A brief summary of the event.
Posted 19 Apr 2018 20:35
7 Steps to produce an (architecture) comic.
Posted 19 Apr 2018 20:27
Thursday 19th: The tour continued to HOME which now facilitates the programme that once belonged to Cornerhouse.
Posted 19 Apr 2018 15:08
Thursday 19th: we all visited Cornerhouse and the associated buildings with the newly acquired knowledge from the earlier presentation. We were able to go inside no.70 Oxford road, which is currently an MMU building.
Posted 19 Apr 2018 15:06
Thursday 19th: Polly Bentham and Vicky Payne from the 'Save Oxfprd Road' campaign came in to present about the history of Cornerhouse and the current state of planning associated with the sites.
Posted 19 Apr 2018 15:02
Wednesday 18th: groups of three undergraduates spent time researching the history of Cornerhouse and in the afternoon presented their findings to each other.
Posted 19 Apr 2018 14:57
18/4 - First-day presentation: Introduction of the event to the members consisting of a brief insight of the site, the project and the comic proposal
Posted 19 Apr 2018 12:53
Riso-graph induction day for the undergraduates on the 17th, showcasing a new skill that could be used within events and in the future
Posted 19 Apr 2018 09:11
£3 for a stencil and they are all eco-friendly. That stencil (in the picture) is made from banana leaves.
Posted 17 Apr 2018 10:59
Risograph (RISO) printing induction with the group members this morning.. (looking forward to use it)
Posted 17 Apr 2018 10:57
Potential layout/designs for your outputs!
Posted 21 Mar 2018 12:58
Photo taken within the bookbinding workshop on 15.03.18. As part of our research into creating our final comic book pieces, we decided to check out the possibility of using risograph printing. Described as digital screen printing, the final outcome can be a very sophisticated piece. It is also good for mass production which is something that could be useful if we intend to hand out some of the comics to the public too. We were shown examples of work and the capabilities of risograph printing.
Posted 21 Mar 2018 12:26
Name: Oli Matini
Atelier: USE
Undergrad: Sheffield Hallam University
Experience: dRAW Architecture, London
Bio: Much of my interest in architecture lies within innovation and the understanding and implementation of ever-evolving technologies. During placement, I worked mostly on residential projects, working to a fine detail. The year was a great help with understanding construction further as well as understanding the environment of a working practice. I'm sure that the outcome of our events programme will be great and I look forward to meeting everyone!
Posted 21 Mar 2018 12:15
Check out our Events schedule and get prepared for the exciting two weeks!
Posted 20 Mar 2018 22:32
Name: Keerthivasan
Atelier: QED
Undergrad: Sathyabama University, Chennai, India
Experience: Rajendran Architects, Chennai
Bio: Hello everyone, I am Keerthivasan. I did my undergrad in India currently pursuing my Master's in MSA. I like parametric and climate responsive architecture. I have worked on different scales of projects such as residential, commercial, Institutional, hospitality and airport design. I am new to Manchester and I am excited about Events, looking forward to meeting you all.
Posted 20 Mar 2018 18:42
Name: Hussain Jamalullail
Atelier: USE
Undergrad: MSA
Bio: I love the bottom-top approach to design, considering the users, the site and the materials that is site specific. I believe in regionalism: the spirit and the character of a place. I look forward to having a conversation about this with you during the event.
Posted 20 Mar 2018 18:37
Name: Naile Alanli
Undergrad: London Metropolitan University, Sir John Cass Faculty of Art, Architecture and Design
Experience: Creight architects
Bio: During my studies and placement year I worked on a variety of projects ranging from small scale live projects to commercial and residential designs. I like to work on community projects where public voice is involved. I have a passion for environmental design and communicating my ideas through sketches. I look forward to meeting you all.
Posted 20 Mar 2018 18:36
Name: Terrence Shum
Atelier: USE
Undergrad: MSA
Experience: Saunders Architects, Manchester
Bio: I love generating designs with sketches, colours and models. During my placement year, I was involved in mainly residential and commercial projects, as well as some masterplanning schemes. I hope I can offer help with what I have learnt and I look forward to getting to know you all!
Posted 20 Mar 2018 18:28
Riso Printing Examples on colored papers. A3 is the maximum paper size for the printing.
Posted 17 Mar 2018 16:18
Riso printing Color Gradients. Excited for the workshop!
Posted 17 Mar 2018 16:08
Small comic looks cute. Prnted using RISO printer
Posted 15 Mar 2018 16:54
Discussion we had earlier on using RISO printing. @bookbinding workshop
Posted 15 Mar 2018 16:50
The Corner House - Tatler News Theatre, designed by Peter Cummings, opened in May 1935 with a seating capacity of 300.
Posted 15 Mar 2018 13:48
In contrast to the currently disused section of Cornerhouse on Whitworth Street West, No.70 Oxford Road (the building formerly occupied by Cornerhouse) has been transformed into Manchester Metropolitan University Arts and Culture Hub. It now hosts a programme of theatre, film, and creative writing.
Posted 15 Mar 2018 13:38
I have found a picture of Cornerhouse's Screen 1 from 1970's when it was the Tatler Porn Cinema. Image Reference: Save Oxford Corner Campaign.
Posted 15 Mar 2018 13:25
This is the current state of The Cornerhouse. Abandoned and waiting to be demolished. It was once full with colours.
Posted 1 Feb 2018 21:12
Our event agenda is to celebrate the history of the iconic Cornerhouse, through creative future repurposing and further raise public awareness. Studentsí outputs will be exhibited in the Cornerhouse, providing a platform for the public to reflect and contemplate on the proposed development of Cornerhouse before it becomes too late.
Posted 21 Jan 2018 20:27