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Alexander B

Group 12 Soapbox

Meet The Team

Name: Alec Bradley
Graduated from: University of Nottingham | 2015
Experience: Grimshaw Architects, London.
Atelier: MSAp
Interests: Travel, football (watching), running, pubs.
Posted 8 Mar 2018 15:24
Group 12 - Soapbox

We are meeting with our undergraduate students to develop the design of the Soapbox on Thursday 08/03. We would like to take this opportunity to remind everyone in our group what a Soapbox is, and encourage some ideas for what a 'contemporary soapbox' may be.

In it's simplest form, a soapbox is a box or a crate used to elevate a public speaker. Our task is to create a 'contemporary soapbox' which aligns with the themes for the Manchester Histories Festival. These themes are: protest, democracy and freedom of speech.

A contemporary soapbox could take on many forms. Could the soapbox double up as a piece of art? Could it utilise recycled materials and act as a statement in itself by doing so? Could the soapbox be mobile? Or could the soapbox utilise a more modern form of freedom of speech social media?

We are very excited to develop the design of the Soapbox on Thursday!

Posted 5 Mar 2018 20:22