Group 36

Colour the City’s project is to design a colour-in postcard and map booklet for Invisible (Manchester) to raise funds for their lost revenue over the past year due to COVID19. The colouring booklet will include hand drawings of different places around Manchester in coordination with the tour guides and their routes. The idea is to see the city through 1,000 different eyes. You will be providing a design solution to Invisible (Manchester)’s funding and loneliness concerns. Invisible (Manchester) train people affected by homelessness to become walking tour guides of their own city. The tours stray away from the typical tourist attractions and offer an alternative way of viewing the city, a more personal side affected by homelessness.

Luo Z / Muhammad Ifwat Bin Z / Nur Farah Afiqah Binti MRK / Kiran K

Meet our lovely and supportive collaborator - Invisible (Manchester)!

Invisible Manchester is a part of the wider Invisible Cities, is a social enterprise that trains people who have experienced homelessness to become walking tour guides of Manchester.

They offer local and friendly walking tours of Manchester that showcase some of the city's historical landmarks and explore the social projects that make the city what it is.

Their experienced tour guides, all of whom have been affected by homelessness, simply live and breathe the city, and offer their own personal insight into the past, present, and future.

Our group is currently working with great volunteers from the Invisible Manchester team; Alice Spark, Lauren Rosegreen (Sales and Business Development Manager), Amelia Maltby (Community Engagement and Support Manager).

Found out more about the Invisible Manchester team at:

website link:
instagram: @invisiblemanchester
twitter: @InvisibleMcr
facebook: @invisiblemanchester
Posted 1 Mar 2021 23:22
Social Impact -
A chance to contribute in presenting the city through the eyes of the people and enhance its sense of belonging.

Colour The City aims to provide an alternative way to introduce Manchester in a more fun and creative approach, from a very personal and sentimental perspective.

Through this live project, we believe that the community could be as a unit that reflects the city despite backgrounds and profiles, thus breaking down community cohesion and inequality especially concerning homelessness. By exploring an alternative way to view Manchester during this unprecedented time, we could establish a new revenue to extend the helping hands in rebuilding lives and also introduce an architectural and artistic approach to improve one's well-being and contentment in remoteness.
Posted 2 Mar 2021 02:46
Skills & Activities

The students will enhance their design and presentation skills through urban sketching, graphic design and the use of some Adobe software's, including InDesign and Photoshop, with organised guest lectures and workshops in conjunction with this. Communication will be key throughout this project as the students will be required to work together to produce the colouring booklet and communicate with the Invisible (Manchester) tour guides. Working with the tour guides is a fundamental element to the project, getting to know them and their story and portraying that through the booklet with sensitivity and creativity. The students will also have the opportunity to carry out some marketing for the colouring booklet.
Posted 2 Mar 2021 10:33
Name - Luo Zhang (Emily)
Undergrad - University of Plymouth
Posted 2 Mar 2021 12:21
Name - Nur Farah Afiqah bt Mohd Rosol Khudus
Atelier - USE
Undergrad - MARA University of Technology, Malaysia
Part 1 - Z&SR Architectural Ventures
Posted 2 Mar 2021 12:21
Name - Nurhassanah binti Kissmi
Atelier: USE
Undergrad: Universiti Teknologi Malaysia
Part 1: Ong&Ong 360 Consultancy Sdn Bhd
Posted 2 Mar 2021 12:22
Name - Muhammad Ifwat bin Zunaidi
Atelier - &rvhitecture
Undergrad - Uitm Shah Alam
Part 1 - Unit One Design & Urban Catalyst Design
Posted 2 Mar 2021 12:22
Name - Kiran Kenny
Atelier - PraXXis
Undergrad - Liverpool John Moores University
Part 1 - LSH Architects
Posted 2 Mar 2021 12:23