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Alfie and Eleanor were prized as our most creative team. They produced an incredible amount of super nice outcome during events, with the Highlight being their 1:1 ‘Bird and Bug Babylon’. All of their models were made out of re-used materials.

They said,

“ Being part of Art x Paradise has been a great opportunity to think about space and community while being able to participate in hands-on making. Through are design of the Bug and Bird Babylon we have thought about the litter that surrounds us and how to subvert it’s use to be beneficial, not detrimental to nature. In this process we have used rubbish to make one to one functional models of details of our design.“

Posted 7 May 2018 20:06


And the symposium is done!!

Posted 1 May 2018 11:38


Little snapshot of our warmup.

Posted 1 May 2018 11:37


Yesterday before the symposium everybody added some last touches to their projects. Eleanor and Alfie planted some flowers in their bird hotel.

Posted 1 May 2018 11:37


..of our filled up exhibition space. It was nice for everybody to see all the work from the past days in one space.

Posted 1 May 2018 11:36


And a Team Photograph of all of us. Our Undergrads were super well organized, always motivated and very talented. The outcome of these 9 days would have definitely not been possible without all of you, thanks!

Posted 1 May 2018 11:36


Team Photograph of us! I cant believe how well we worked in a team and how fast the time flew by!

Posted 1 May 2018 11:35


Another re-discovered snapshot of some focused work. Incredible patience proven by all the teams cutting out all the little bits and pieces and working on everything as long as it took to actually create the interventions for the site.

Posted 29 Apr 2018 18:00


Everything that was created would not have been able without the incredible teamwork within the teams that were formed in the first week of the program. It was interesting to see how the dynamics evolved and everybody grew closer – not only within the small teams but also the whole group.

Posted 29 Apr 2018 18:00


A lot of focused working was going on, especially during the last couple of days, results to be presented..

Posted 29 Apr 2018 17:59


The most crazy thing to see was how all the sketches and little bits and pieces turned into one large 1:1 intervention that could be potentially used, in form, for the site.

Posted 29 Apr 2018 17:59


At the end of the week it was time for us to recap the week, muck out the images we’ve taken and get some undergrad feedback on the first video attempt. It has been two busy but productive weeks with a lot of firsts not only for the first and second years but also for us! Flicking through the snapshots of the work in progress makes us even more curious about what all the work is going to look like assembled at one space in paradise works.

Posted 29 Apr 2018 17:58


Some concentrated faces working on the final polishes..

Posted 27 Apr 2018 10:43


We are giving out some last little pieces of advice!

Posted 27 Apr 2018 10:42


Little Social Media Break after some intense Avocado-Painting. Everything is coming together!

Posted 27 Apr 2018 10:41


We love the little sketches used to generate the final outcome.

Posted 26 Apr 2018 13:03


We try to give our Undergrads as much guidance as possible in order to create some amazing work for next Monday.

Posted 26 Apr 2018 13:03


Shot of Rosies Workshop yesterday in which the students built amazing little paper models. It took a little patience, but the results were worth it.

Posted 26 Apr 2018 13:02

Connection Detail of one of the interventions that is going to be built for our symposium next Monday. Nice progress!

Posted 26 Apr 2018 13:01


This morning, led a programme using paper and card to make complex architectural models.

Posted 25 Apr 2018 13:29


The visit to the Manchester Art Gallery yesterday got everybody inspired. It was good to see not only primarily recently produced art, as we saw it during our tour through the ‘exchanges’ exhibition, but also some classical paintings with interesting details.

Posted 25 Apr 2018 12:04


Impression of the Manchester Art Gallery and its’ hanging sculpture in the new extension.

Posted 25 Apr 2018 12:04


Another architecturally nice location. This time the courtyard typology was interpreted differently. Still interesting to see all the different uni buildings!

Posted 25 Apr 2018 12:03


Yesterday we had some more fun re-enacting paintings from the Manchester Art Gallery.

Posted 25 Apr 2018 12:03


The first prototypes are being built for our final symposium!

Posted 25 Apr 2018 12:02


Not only the art within but also the detailing of the new Gallery extension was interesting to see!

Posted 25 Apr 2018 12:02


We were lucky to see and work in yet another stunning MMU building today.

Posted 23 Apr 2018 16:52


.. and the result is amazing!

Posted 23 Apr 2018 16:52


We were very curious to see how this experiment would end up..

Posted 23 Apr 2018 16:51


Several of the approaches contain modular systems for flexible use on site. Today was the first time the actual interventions were being sketched and pinned up, the rest of the week we will continue to work on their implementation.

Posted 23 Apr 2018 16:51


The visit to the Whitworth Gallery today was a unique opportunity for all of us to get insight into the craft of curating art exhibitions and the exhibition ‘exchanges’. The issues and considerations presented by Dr. Leanne Green were extremely helpful for the planning of our Symposium at PARADISE WORKS. Getting a private tour through the exhibition ‘exchanges’ opened up many new perspectives, we can only recommend visiting it!

Posted 21 Apr 2018 14:23


Another snapshot of our re-enacting session in the sun!

Posted 21 Apr 2018 14:22


A snapshot of our re-enacting session in the sun!

Posted 21 Apr 2018 14:22


A nice little model which was the outcome of our presentations. It was incredible to see how the research about an artist turned into physical pieces of work.

Posted 21 Apr 2018 14:21


We were extremely impressed by all presentations of our first and second years and the work they have produced. We hope we could help you all to develop your projects further. The collection of work to present at our symposium is starting to grow!

Posted 21 Apr 2018 14:20


This afternoon marks the beginning of our individually led M.Arch programmes.

Sandhya is teaching us the skill of collage by getting us to recreate famous architectural photographs in new mediums. Really fun!

Posted 19 Apr 2018 15:26


A little impression from our site visit. It was interesting to see how many different worlds clash around PARADISE WORKS and the site in front of it.

Posted 18 Apr 2018 20:12


It was super nice to finally meet all of you and some of the artists at PARADISE WORKS! Everybody seems to have gained a good insight into PARADISE WORKS and what is produced there as well as into the site. We are all very excited to see the outcome of the research tomorrow.

Posted 18 Apr 2018 20:11



We got loads of fabric scraps for our 1:1 interventions at PARDISEWORKS
donated by the amazing textile artist !!

Check out her Instagram for Inspiration:

Our material collection is growing..

Posted 6 Apr 2018 10:05


Precedent alert!!

‘The goal of the intervention is to transpose a real situation in public space onto a plane of fictionality. The sound intervention alters the mode of perception of a random passer-by listener. That which a listener sees becomes a fiction and support for that which he or she hears. The result of such alienation is that the listener no longer perceives reality as something that has any immediate effect on his or her own existence but, rather, accepts it as an aesthetic phenomenon; this, however, may present a direct threat to his or her own existence.‘ – Madrid Bierto

Any intervention which can be experienced through any human sense, will affect the sense of the space itself.

An intervention in the public sphere could literally be anything, even sound.

Posted 4 Apr 2018 20:29


Last week we finalized our timetable during our Jour Fixe and packed the program full with inspirational excursions, experimental workshops and some guest visits. We are pretty excited about the activities planned and much more excited about the outcomes and how they will be exhibited in PARADISE WORKS.

Next week we will reveal our program day by day, so keep your eyes open!

Posted 11 Mar 2018 11:46


Discussing program, security issues and funding options with our great collaborator Hilary Jack from PARADISE WORKS. Stay tuned, our program will be announced soon!

Posted 22 Feb 2018 21:14
Meet Kassi!


'Hey guys! My name is Kassandra, I'm half-Cypriot and half-German and just moved to the UK for my Postgrad. I did my undergrad in Germany and spent my year out volunteering in the US and Ecuador and worked for six months in the Austrian office 'Alleswirdgut' - which literally translated means 'Everything is going to be all right' - in Vienna. I joined QED and enjoy participating in competitions and assessing the environmental impacts of our built environment. I am extremely excited and very curious to get to see the outcomes of our Events-week, explore art in the context of public interventions, to meet you all and have a great time.'

Posted 18 Feb 2018 19:20
Meet Shiv!


'Hi, I’m Shiv! I’m from Sri Lanka and moved to good ol’ Manchester to study architecture and never left. During my year in industry, I worked at BCA Landscape, who are a Liverpool based Landscape Architecture practice. The project I most enjoyed working on was a large themed play area as a part of the islands project for Chester Zoo, which was an amazing experience. Despite being back on an architecture course, I am interested in the design and organisation of the surrounding landscape in addition to the architecture.'

Posted 17 Feb 2018 11:58
Meet Rosie!

'Hi, I’m Rosie and I am looking forward to meeting you all for our events project! I am new to Manchester School of Architecture this year after studying for my undergraduate degree at Leicester School of Architecture as part of De Montfort University. After this I took two years out working at a residential practice in London where I mainly worked on high end residential projects. I loved the time I spent at work as seeing drawings become a reality through construction is what really excites me about architecture. I am currently part of CIA and really enjoy the challenge of designing projects based on a realistic brief that could easily become reality. I am really excited about our events project and the opportunity to combine art and architecture. I can’t wait to see what you all come up with!'

Posted 15 Feb 2018 21:16
Meet Nick!


'Hey! I'm Nick and I'm really excited to be part of Art x Paradise. Originally from London, I completed my Part I at the University of Edinburgh, which I absolutely loved. In my placement year, I had two jobs. Firstly, I worked for Weston Williamson + Partners, an award-winning architecture practice, specialising in infrastructure, urban regeneration and place making in the UK and abroad. Here, I worked primarily on Paddington Crossrail Station. Secondly, I worked for Charcoalblue LLP, which is an innovative theatre and acoustics consultancy firm; this gave me the opportunity to combine my love of architecture and theatre. I am currently in USE and enjoy design that focuses on iterative production, model making, and alternative theory. I look forward to meeting you soon!'

Posted 14 Feb 2018 12:38
Meet Sandhya!


'Heyyy – I’m Sandhya. I’m from Nottingham and I did my undergraduate degree at Manchester. During my year out, I worked for Leonard Design Architects, who are a design-led architectural practice with offices in London, Nottingham, Kuala Lumpur and Sydney. The practice’s work varies in typology and scale: from the masterplanning of city centres to the design of one off boutique retail units. I worked predominantly on a range of residential projects, which included apartments, private homes and mixed-use masterplanning. The atelier that I am currently in is USE. I love combining architecture with art and having the chance to test the boundaries of traditional architectural discourse. I love being creative through painting, drawing and making. Working with the artists at Paradise works will be such an exciting process – I can’t wait!'

Posted 13 Feb 2018 19:48


Today, we had a meeting at PARADISE WORKS and started to plan out your 9 days in detail. We are really excited about the way everything comes together.

Posted 13 Feb 2018 19:45

#SAYHELLO pt. ll

Also check out PARADISE WORKS Instagram:

Stay tuned for more informations about our program before and during the Events-Week, we are working on some fun ideas!

Posted 6 Feb 2018 18:36


Just finished presenting our events program.
If you want to know more about PARADISE WORKS, check out:

Posted 1 Feb 2018 16:29


We are starting to plan out the 9-day program in more detail.

Posted 30 Jan 2018 23:24