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As part of 'Northern Soul', you will be in charge of curating an exhibition made up of work produced during the official Northern Soul Charrette Day on Friday 20th April, where MSA will be hosting 13 Northern Schools of Architecture.

You will be tasked with both digital and physical curation. From displaying models, sketches and drawings to suit your chosen narrative as well as digitally documenting the process and final output through various digital media.

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Posted 16 Mar 2018 19:53
In the lead up to our two week EVENTS program, we will be posting photos of different parts of Manchester to remind you to keep your eyes peeled for any inspiration that could prove fruitful for the creation of your proposed exhibition.

We are excited to see what you take from these snippets and hopefully they will inspire your designs in many imaginative ways.

Keep a look out of for our key event activities to be revealed soon!
Posted 12 Mar 2018 11:58
To our Northern Soul Charretters!

A quick update to let you know we will be taking you all on a quick tour around the city to take inspiration from the secret hideaways that Manchester has to offer. Digging a little deeper below the surface can turn up some surprising finds which will hopefully assist you all in curating the final exhibition.

Remember to bring a good pair of walking shoes. We're really looking forward to meeting you all!

Image Source: Simone Ridyard. 2014. Urban Sketches. [ONLINE] Available at: [Accessed 4 March 2018].
Posted 4 Mar 2018 17:22
Manchester: A Hub of Culture and Creativity on our Doorstep

"We're here, just accept it, we're Manchester, Manchester!"

Hosted in Manchester, this years Northern Soul Charrette will take inspiration from the city. The first world's industrial city with a rich industrial heritage it was nicknamed "Cottonopolis" during the 19th Century.

Get your creative thinking caps on for inventive ways to display the possible end products of A Northern Soul Charrette Day. 54 days and counting!

Poem taken from: Rudlin, D., 2018, p.59. Urbanism. Routledge. (Thanks to S.Martin :))
Posted 25 Feb 2018 14:28