We organised a site visit with the collaborator at Manchester Museum on the 21st January to give us a better idea about the project space. The collaborator discussed with us the plan of the new gift store, which is part of a wider project titled “Hello future”. The overall scheme aims to create a new Exhibition Hall, South Asia Gallery, Chinese Culture Gallery, the world’s first Centre for Age Friendly Culture, and a new entrance with visitor facilities that focus on inclusive accessible design.
We focused mainly on the room we will be designing for, looking for ways to re-use many of the existing furniture. For our live project, we are aiming to promote environmental awareness in the community. After the site visit, we decided to schedule another meeting among our group to delegate research on topics such as materiality, finishings and display ideas for a better understanding of the gift store space.
For more information on the overall scheme by Manchester Museum, please visit https://mmhellofuture.wordpress.com/ or follow the hashtag online #MMhellofuture
Posted 17 Mar 2020 20:50
For Week 2, we will be building the 1:1 models. The models will be each created in groups and then overseen by the MA students if they need any help. On the 2nd day we will be completing the models and then finishing the wood surfaces. We will then take photos of the models and make sure that they are presentation quality. The 3rd day, we will be improving out InDesign skills as a group by making the publication. The output will be a presentation for the client on the 4th day and a publication. On the 4th day we will prepare the presentation for our client to see all the hard work we have done for the past 2 weeks!
Posted 24 Mar 2020 06:43
Unfortunately, due to the recent COVID-19 pandemic, Events20 will be cancelled. However, the rest of the "Hello Future" project will not stop at this point.
We would like to thank the collaborators, Stephen McCusker at Loop Systems Co-operative, and the Manchester Museum team for their constant support and enthusiasm they have shown to the project. We hope that the work we have produced so far inspires the "Hello Future" project further. We would be happy to help the project if it is needed again in the future.
The ManMus team have learnt a lot from the project, from understanding the budgeting needs of a live project to materiality of the gift shop, which is a welcome change from our studio work. We have enjoyed working together in the planning stages of the event, though we are saddened that we cannot continue any further.