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Heads down in concentration - hoping to get the results from the survey in today!
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Posted 2 May 2018 18:26
The team is working on photographing and editing all the models and design sheets ready to put in the publication and the blog!

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Posted 1 May 2018 11:06
Today is one of our team member's birthday. Happy Birthday Gina! Who said working couldn’t involve cake...

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Posted 1 May 2018 11:03
As well as a physical publication, the team is also working on a 3 minute film documenting the day of the charrette.
Here they are working on their storyboard!
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Posted 1 May 2018 11:01
The final proposals are being judged by our esteemed jury.
All the designs are really impressive, exciting and have shown a variety of interesting approaches to answering the brief. It's going to be a tough decision to make!
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Posted 28 Apr 2018 10:30
As part of the charrette day, we organised tours for the students and staff. This was an exclusive opportunity for those participating and we hoped the tour of the building would generate some inspiration for their
design concepts. #reimaginingmcr #northernsoul2018 #OurTownHall
Posted 26 Apr 2018 11:06
People have started to arrive!
We’ve put them into their groups and have
started to take them up to the Great Hall.
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Posted 24 Apr 2018 12:10
Just one more day until the Northern Soul Charrette 2018!

There will 100 students from 12 of the Northern Schools of Architecture, coming to participate in this year's event!

Posted 19 Apr 2018 10:11
Just two days until the RIBA Northern Soul Charrette kicks off!

Today we met with the 1st and 2nd year team members, to give them a an overview of what is planned for Friday.

Remember to check the Northern Soul instagram page for updates, great photos and more throughout the charrette day! @northernsoulcharrette

Posted 18 Apr 2018 16:20
Just 3 days until we meet with 13 of the Northern schools of Architecture for the annual RIBA Northern Soul Charrette!

Posted 17 Apr 2018 16:06
The EVENTS team have been about all over Manchester today, working to get ready for the RIBA Northern Soul Charrette.
We have been busy sending emails, making orders, and liaising with our partners to ensure a great day!

#busybee #reimaginingmcr #northernsoul
Posted 16 Apr 2018 17:43
With our A Northern Soul posters dotted around Benzie building, we hope there is beginning to be a buzz over the exciting charrette!
The Manchester School of Architecture are looking for a team to represent at the upcoming 2018 RIBA A Northern Soul Charrette.

We're looking for a team of 10 students from across all years of the MSA to be part of our exciting plans for the day - Friday 20th April, with a surprise venue and brief to be revealed!

You'll be joining students from 12 other Northern schools of architecture for an exciting and rewarding day of team building, design and networking.

If you'd like to get involved, email before Friday 13th April

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Posted 20 Mar 2018 14:00
The Northern Soul EVENTS programme will be split into 4 areas which will cover the elements of:
- Physical curation
- Digital curation
- Marketing
- Digital documentation

We have split the programme into these groups to ensure each student gets an opportunity to experiment with new skills and build on existing strengths.

If there is any group which you would particularly prefer, please send an email to and we will consider it when we allocate the groups!
Posted 13 Mar 2018 13:44
Manchester Town Hall is one of the many critical and special spaces within the city. It has just been closed for 7 years to undergo some important and necessary works to ensure the town hall is in it's best condition to continually provide a space for the city to use.

The Town hall is host to a variety of annual programmes; seeing thousands of visitors each year, visiting every single day!

We just had a great meeting with the Manchester City Council discussing this historical space, what it means to Manchester and the plans they have for the future.

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Posted 22 Feb 2018 15:52