Group 39
PAVING THE WAY

Manchester School of Architecture’s live project “Walk Ride Chorlton” has now moved online due to Covid-19. The project supports an on-going programme on prompting a healthier and greener community in Chorlton. Participants will interact within the community by bringing out their creative side through a series of designs that will be placed along walking paths, on walls, pebbles, windmills and other objects. Walking is a man’s best medicine.

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My name is Izzy, and I am new to MSA. I grew up in Essex (and no I do not have a fake tan) and did my BA at the University of Kent. My interest is in using both novel & everyday materials such that anyone can build using them-whether it be earth or seaweed!

Fun Fact: Forget Banana bread, my lockdown guilty pleasure is vegan peanut cookies.
Posted 2 Mar 2021 11:12
Hello my name is Kiran Farooq, I studied my undergraduate at Sheffeild Hallam University, I am in atelier CIA. My interest for architecture began at a young age as I would spend the majority of my childhood at construction sites playing with tools.

Fun fact: I once fell asleep at the gym in the studio room until a PT woke me up.
Posted 2 Mar 2021 11:15
Hello! My name is Iman, I live between two countries, England and Qatar. I completed my BA at Manchester School of Architecture. My atelier is Advance practice. I enjoy sketching and Zumba (pre-quarantine).

Fun fact: my favourite tv show to watch is Friends. I have watched it over 5 times.
Posted 2 Mar 2021 11:30
Hi, my name is Razaw Osman but you can call me Raz, I studied my undergraduate at Manchester School Of Architecture, my atelier is CIA and I did my year out at Gilling Dod Architects. My inspiration for architecture came from a road trip to Iraq (Kurdistan), as I was fascinated by the differences in buildings.

Fun fact: “But first let me take a Picture”
Posted 2 Mar 2021 11:35
Meet Edward our collaborator, who is currently a senior lecturer at MSA working in the Landscape architecture department, he has lived in Barcelona and is fluent in Spanish. He started studying at MMU in 1994 working alongside a range of local practices for over a decade.
Posted 2 Mar 2021 13:16
Meet Claire, one of our external partners. Claire is an active resident of the Chorlton area having established numerous networks, involving artists & residents, and is a key figure with initiatives such as ‘Our Chorlton’. She is a driver for creating positive social change, where putting words- and in this case ideas- into action is the main priority!
Posted 2 Mar 2021 13:25
Participants will produce Collages, prints, InDesign and photoshop work which will be displayed on walking routes within Chorlton, this will be presented on pebbles, windmills and other objects. It is essential students communicate effectively with each other to decide which routes to choose and their choice of media. A creative mind will be needed as the art work will need to tell a short story, engaging users of the park.
Posted 2 Mar 2021 14:58
Our project aims to promote active cycling and walking in Chorlton that provides everyone not only ease, safety, greenery accessibility, but also enhance social connections, health and creativity. The project will be part of the on-going sustainable changes already taking place within Chorlton.
For example, space for people to exercise, safe routes with clear signages for cycling, walking, green spaces with seats, community zones for creativity. Pieces of art work designed by students will be displayed around Chorlton. This project will potentially improve the image of Chorlton’s public areas toward a more sustainable community.
Posted 2 Mar 2021 22:27
Hello, my name is Eyad, and I’m from Manchester.
I graduated with a BSc Hons Degree in Architecture from the University of Salford in 2018.
Currently, I’m an MArch student at MSA. I’m inspired by many architects including the likes of Normal Foster, Renzo Piano and Le Corbusier, just to name a few.

Fun Fact: entertained by discussions of philosophy!
Posted 21 Mar 2021 09:34