Completed construction manual ready for the handover of the Soapbox to Manchester Histories Festival.
Posted 1 May 2018 17:29
Completed posters to hang in the perspex windows of the Soapbox!
Posted 1 May 2018 13:57
Yousra and her completed laser cut panel design! She chose the theme of Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament.
Posted 30 Apr 2018 17:41
Completed spray painted panel for the wings! The remaining spray painted designs will be finished tomorrow.
Posted 30 Apr 2018 17:39
This morning a base layer of spray paint is being applied to the plywood panels ready to add the stencil designs later today!
Posted 30 Apr 2018 11:16
The stencil designs are now complete and ready to be used to decorate the stud wings first thing Monday morning!
Posted 27 Apr 2018 16:40
The design team are now working on stencil design to spray paint the ply wood panels for the soapbox! These designs continue to follow the histories festival themes of democracy and freedom of speech.
Posted 26 Apr 2018 16:12
Graphics Team Group Pin Up!
It was great the see all the work that the graphics team have done coming together. The decorations have now been ordered and the instruction manual is looking great.
Posted 24 Apr 2018 15:35
The pin up gave us the chance to review the draft instruction manual which Gerry has been compiling.
Posted 24 Apr 2018 15:34
Following the group pin up the final six panels have been selected to be laser cut! Each depicts a key theme of the Manchester Histories Festival.
Posted 24 Apr 2018 15:31
Six panel designs have been selected following the group crit which will be laser cut later in the events week. Here is Yousra presenting some of her panel design ideas!
Posted 24 Apr 2018 15:25
Rowena presented research and design ideas for the decoration of the Soapbox and we have decided to use bunting (in the colours of the Manchester Histories Festival) to attach to the surrounding trees. The bunting has been ordered and will hopefully arrive in time for the test assembly!
Posted 24 Apr 2018 15:24
Having spent this morning working individually on the instruction manual and decoration this afternoon we had group pin up to discuss our ideas so far.
Posted 24 Apr 2018 15:21
Today work is continuing on both the decoration for the Soapbox and compiling the instruction manual for the assembly of the design. Eva is sketching the graphics for use on the cover of the manual and for posters to be displayed on the Soapbox!
Posted 24 Apr 2018 15:17
Building the base!
The construction team have begun attaching the timbers to the base pallets.
Posted 23 Apr 2018 14:43
Building the base!
The joining timbers all line up and are ready to screw into place.
Posted 23 Apr 2018 14:28
Building the base!
The 12 pieces of timber used for joining the four base pallets have been cut and are ready to assemble.
Posted 23 Apr 2018 14:26
Polina's design sketch for the Soapbox decoration using ribbons, rope and plastic tape to create spaces between the Soapbox and the surrounding trees!
Posted 20 Apr 2018 16:39
Decoration precedent studies which the graphics team have used as inspiration for the Soapbox. On Monday we will finalise ordering the selected materials!
Posted 20 Apr 2018 16:32
Juliet's design ideas for decorating the Soapbox!
Posted 20 Apr 2018 16:27
Site visit with the graphics team to take dimensions for decorating the Soapbox and surrounding area.
Posted 20 Apr 2018 16:26
Peterloo Massacre panel drawing completed for the Soapbox!
Posted 19 Apr 2018 15:32
Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament panel designed by one of our group ready to be laser cut onto a coloured acrylic panel!
Posted 19 Apr 2018 14:55
Graphics and Booklet Team
Whilst the construction team have begun work on building the Soapbox the graphics team have made a start on designing panels to decorate the Soapbox! Each member of the team has picked one of the festival's themes so we've got plenty of different graphics ranging from CND posters to a Speaker's Corner timeline.
Posted 19 Apr 2018 14:53
With one day to go until events 2018 begins we have been to collect the materials ready to begin the construction of the Soapbox!
Looking forward to seeing you all tomorrow!
Posted 17 Apr 2018 17:00
Name: Charlotte Hagerty
Graduated from: University of Nottingham | 2016
Experience: Rayner Davies Architects, Nottingham
Interests: During my year in practice I worked mainly in the residential sector, specifically using modular design. I am also interested art and its potential use in architecture and spent the summer of 2016 working for the Liverpool Art Biennial.
Posted 8 Mar 2018 15:30
First meeting with our collaborators Ella and Karen from the Manchester Histories Festival. We discussed potential ideas and requirements for the Soapbox design with a particular emphasis on the Histories Festival themes of protest, democracy and freedom of speech. Key requirements were a means of amplification for the speaker, dimension in terms of how many people might be using the platform at one time and accessibility. There may also be the opportunity to collaborate with MMU illustration students who may be designing a logo for the event.
We also visited the site for the Soapbox in All Saints Parks which will not only host our Soapbox design but a CND structure and an area for posters to be displayed. We discussed the overall masterplan of the park and how our design might fit in with how the park is decorated for the festival.
Posted 22 Feb 2018 10:52