Group 23

Space Invaders will closely work with In Situ an art organisation in Pendle Lancashire to reinterpret the existing town centre and provide new public spaces in the town of Nelson, Lancashire. Through workshops aimed at producing temporary structures these interventions will offer opportunities for the locals to learn trades in a hands-on environment. In turn the goods produced in these workshops will decorate the city of Nelson. This will create work and business opportunities for the locals and more engaging public spaces where the inhabitants get to impact their surroundings in a direct manner.

Afrah B / Siyuan L / Taha K A Abdelmajied A / George Leon C / Yan Z / Zhao M

Part II student in USE, interested in participatory design and ways of including the users in the design and building process in order to create a stronger connection between inhabitant, space and architect. I have been working several years in a carpentry workshop and later on as a set designer for Chalk Roots Theatre in London.

Part 1: University of Westminster
Part 2: Manchester School of Architecture
Posted 1 Mar 2021 20:35

I am a conscientious and motivated individual who is passionate about the difference architecture can make to people’s lives. An adaptable team player, able to forge and develop effective working relationships and work on own initiative as needed. Ambitious, hard-working, with a can-do attitude. Able to meet and exceed challenges through a flexible approach and commitment to meeting deadlines. Able to achieve beyond expectations and make a positive
difference to a team.


2020 / 2022
Manchester School of
MArch Architecture Part II

University Of Salford
BSc (Hons) Architecture
Part I (RIBA & ARB)
First Class Honours
Posted 1 Mar 2021 20:53
Certified architect from India with around 3 years of professional experience, with the dream to be able to inculcate the knowledge of an existing city’s architectural ancestry and its people into the modern technological age we thrive in; a way that maintains environmental safety by ensuring sustainability of what we create.
Part 1:
Aedas Ltd (6 months), Venkatramanan Associates (3 years)
TKMCE, India

Part 2:
Manchester School of Architecture
Atelier: Advanced Practice

Design approach: Human Centric Design with Advanced Technology
Posted 1 Mar 2021 20:59
I’m Siyuan Lin, an architect from China. My interest aspects including the restoration of old buildings and advanced technology. Today, the urbanization process continued to accelerate, and old buildings can hardly match with the current society, causing many conflicts in the development. The problem is worse especially for China, such a rapidly rising star, and I am still working to figure it out. The key is to balance the needs of the people and the preservation of the culture in the restoration.

Manchester School of Architecture

South China University of Thechnology
Bachelor of Environment Design

Posted 1 Mar 2021 22:55
I am an architect from China and I have always had a passion for architecture. I like to explore and discover new things and I am curious about everything new. I like to explore the spatial relationships in architecture and I think it is very important that architecture creates a feeling of space for people. I can work independently as well as quickly adapt and function in a team.

YunNan Arts University

Manchester School of Architecture

Posted 1 Mar 2021 23:06
I am an architect from China and has great passion for architecture. I am passionate and serious, and I like to explore new things in architecture. I try to explore architecture in both the history and the future. Because I think these are two very important aspects of architecture. I work well both individually and as a team player.

Part 1:
ShangDongJianZhu University
Party 2:
Manchester School of Architecture

Posted 1 Mar 2021 23:46
In this project we aim to create a more attractive public spaces in Nelson’s town centre. Our intervention will encompass temporary structures that can be adapted based on the different needs and desires of the town centre. These structures will serve as a catalyst for both social and economic activities. Through their adaptability we aim to offer opportunities for leisure and economic development such as outdoor public seating, market stalls and other activities that arise from the everyday.

We are also aware that the town of Nelson has a diverse community, with a mix of different cultures and faiths. Therefore, our proposal will aim to include every segment of the community and not neglect the people of Nelson. Our temporary structure aim to embody the rich diversity of the town and its different activities.

Our design will not only help the residents of Nelson, but it will create a landmark for the town to identify with. Our environmental intervention will create a safe environment for the local community, and we achieve this by using locally sourced building materials and involving the locals in the design and building process. Overall, our proposal aims to breathe new life in the town centre and forge stronger relationship within Nelson’s diverse community.
Posted 2 Mar 2021 03:47
During our time together, Space Invaders will be looking into temporary portable structures and how they can be adapted for different activities that might happen in the town centre of Nelson. To explore these ideas further we will be doing models at 1:10, producing sketches, drawings, and diagrams.

During the two weeks we will be working in different mediums both digital and hand drawn to create convincing visuals. In addition to this you will also network with professionals from the art industry. We hope to use the knowledge we have all accumulated to identify and solve some of the existing challenges the town faces and make positive impact in the life of the residents of Nelson.
Posted 2 Mar 2021 03:49
In-Situ is an embedded arts organisation based in Pendle, Lancashire. In-Situ’s vision is for art to be part of everyday life; for our art to be an art of action; for our art to contribute to society as a whole; for our art to challenge current thinking about environment, people, place, and culture.

Founded in 2012, In-Situ works alongside the local community to create visible, self-sustaining art and culture, through a range of collaborative artworks, events, local and international artist residencies and partnerships with other organisations.

Closely working with Paul Hartley of Organisation and Development, we intend to achieve success in defining a brief and to closely work with the citizens.
Posted 2 Mar 2021 14:17
Pendle Borough Council is a district council in England, that has authority covering the borough of Pendle in Lancashire. Elections to the council are held in three out of every four years, with one third of the 49 seats on the council being elected at each election.

The Nelson Town comes in the Pendle Borough Council and the authorities have been kind enough to aid us with the necessary information to attain the success of the project.
Posted 2 Mar 2021 14:23
In 1999 the Building Bridges Pendle became a constituted body and registered with the Charity Commission.  In the year 2012 they further developed their status to become an incorporated body as a registered Company Limited by Guarantee and Charity under one constitution. 

Their aim is to improve community relations and community cohesion by raising awareness and understanding amongst people about different cultures; promoting common values; and helping people to develop friendships that cross cultural and community boundaries.

Having developed and sustained our work for nearly two-decades, their history, track record, profile and current work has firmly marked their position as an organisation committed to ground-breaking and innovative work in the field of Education, Interfaith and Community Cohesion.

Project Manager Rauf Bashir has been kind enough to pitch in his expertise on the project to lead us in the right path.
Posted 2 Mar 2021 14:31
Public consultation for the Nelson town redevelopment was conducted by the external partners and the space invaders summarised it to aid in the initial assessment of the project.
Posted 12 Apr 2021 12:08
The idea is to enhance public spaces using temporary structures that are self built modular, adaptable and portable in a way that they can breathe new life into the Nelson Town. The above was a sketch done as part of the initial design assessment.
Posted 12 Apr 2021 12:18