Group 30

‘Our Proud Past’ is a collaboration between the MSA and The Proud Trust, in which we will “takeover” Archives+ in the Manchester Central Library. Over the 2 weeks, we will be curating a digital exhibition to celebrate the rich history of Manchester’s LGBT+ Centre. We will have the opportunity to collaborate across year groups and with users from the Centre. While the end product of the fortnight will be purely digital, we will also use the work produced in a physical exhibition, taking place in Summer 2021.

Tim S / Nadir Qazim M

Meet Our Collaborators: The Proud Trust

The Proud Trust is a life saving and life enhancing organisation that helps LGBT+ young people empower themselves, to make a positive change for themselves, and their communities. They do this through youth groups, coordinating national and regional LGBT+ youth work networks, managing the LGBT+ Centre for Manchester, delivering of training, running events and campaigns, undertaking research and creating resources.

Posted 2 Mar 2021 14:43
Meet Our Collaborators: Archives+

Archives+ is an exciting City Centre showcase and repository for archives and family history. Situated in the magnificent Manchester Central Library, this purpose-built centre brings together a partnership of amazing regional and national collections of documents, photographs and films, and helps to satisfy a growing demand for accessible community history and personal heritage. It is easier than ever before for you to find what you’re looking for under one roof!


FACEBOOK: @archivesplus
TWITTER: @archivesplus
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Meet Our Collaborators: Emily Crompton

Emily Crompton is a senior lecturer at the MSA, leading the Year 1 undergraduate programme and a co-lead for the MArch atelier PRAXXIS. Emily has a strong relationship with the The Proud Trust, from working in collaboration with them for many years.

Over the past five years she has been researching the Manchester LGBT+ Centre’s heritage and design. As an expert advisor on The Proud Trusts Buildings Re-Building Board, Emily has been documenting and researching the demolition and rebuilding of the LBGT+ Centre. Work in which Our Proud Past will become involved in.

Emily is interested in looking at the city in unexpected and unusual ways and is always interested in the other side of the story.
Posted 2 Mar 2021 14:48
Meet The Team: Haoran Jiang

Pronouns: He/Him
Location: Shanghai, China
MArch Year 5
BArch: Yunnan University
Atelier: Urban Spatial Experiment

Interests: Urban regeneration, old building extension and architectural collage.
Hobbies outside of architecture include basketball, reading and traveling

Skills: Rhino, Photoshop, AutoCAD and Sketchup
Posted 2 Mar 2021 15:12
Meet The Team: Jacques Lachetta

Pronouns: He/Him
Location: Nottingham, UK
MArch Year 5
BArch: University of Sheffield
Atelier: InfraSpace

Interests: Urban spaces and the future of retail, how the traditional high street will evolve and the impact of architecture upon this.
Hobbies outside of architecture include record collecting, graphic design and cooking.

Skills: Photoshop, InDesign, Social Media Management and Sketchup.
Posted 2 Mar 2021 15:14
Meet The Team: Tim Scopes

Pronouns: He/Him
Location: Manchester, UK
MArch Year 5
BArch: Sheffield Hallam University
Atelier: &rchitecture

Interests: Inclusivity within architecture and explorations of gendered spaces and their impact. Specifically in regards to social housing and lived experiences of domesticity.
Hobbies outside of architecture include cooking for friends and family and music events/festivals.

Skills: Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Sketchup and Micro-station.
Posted 2 Mar 2021 15:15
Meet The Team: Taiming Si

Pronouns: He/Him
Location: Chengdu, Sichuan
MArch Year 5
BArch: Shanghai Jiaotong University
Atelier: &rchitecture

Interests: Parametric design.
Hobbies outside of architecture include basketball, PC games and the playing the piano.

Skills: Photoshop, Illustrator and Rhino.
Posted 2 Mar 2021 15:16
Meet The Team: Nadir Mahmood

Pronouns: He/Him
Location: Manchester, UK
MArch Year 5
BArch: Manchester School of Architecture
Atelier: Praxxis

Interests: I am interested in how design can help facilitate and create a more equal and fair society for those who are marginalised.
Hobbies outside of Architecture include music, cooking and reading.

Skills: Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, AutoCAD and Sketchup
Posted 2 Mar 2021 15:29
Meet The Team: Shuhan Liu

Pronouns: She/Her
Location: Shenyang, China
MArch Year 5
BArch: Shenyang University
Atelier: InfraSpace

Interests: Urban spaces and industrial heritage preservation.
Hobbies outside of architecture include music and reading graphic novels.

Skills: Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign and Sketchup.
Posted 2 Mar 2021 15:30
Social Value:
It’s all about the History! Whilst we create this exhibition/zine, we are going to uncover the LGBT+ center's rich history together! We will do this by working as a community, having workshops, building our knowledge, and exhibiting our findings both digitally and physically!
Posted 2 Mar 2021 18:58
You will learn a vast range of skills when you join this group. We would love to hear from you first, what are your strengths and weaknesses? From here, we can help you build on either; digital software skills, communication skills, presentation skills, analysis and/or research skills. We are here to help!
Posted 2 Mar 2021 19:08