Nur Farah Afiqah Binti MRK

Group 36

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
Follow this space! - @invisiblemanchester on Instagram

Only a few days to go until the start of MSA Live 2021! We are very excited to get started on this exciting project and meet the rest of the team.

In the meantime, do show your support by following the official page of Invisible Manchester on Instagram.
Posted 8 May 2021 01:54
Overview of the final outcome - The colouring booklet.

Comprising of two chapters, the booklet will include hand drawings of different places around Manchester in coordination with the tour guides and their routes.

Four postcard drawings and a drawing of a map will be composed together to represent a chapter. All drawings are detachable in two different sizes, respectively. A3 for the route map and A5 for the postcards.

The two chapters that are composed as large pieces of drawings are to be folded into a smaller size with perforating line at the edge and compiled as an A5 size colouring booklet.
Posted 10 May 2021 00:44
Week one - Key activities

We have highlighted the key activities planned out for each day to give you a heads up on what to expect over this coming week.

For this first week, we will be focusing on doing precedent research and learning the skills and techniques required to produce the colouring booklet. The virtual tour will be the highlight of the week as this is where ideas and images to start off the colouring booklet comes from. Be creative and get ready to explore the city of Manchester!
Posted 10 May 2021 03:56
Welcoming new members of our team!

We are delighted to introduce the BA1 and BA2 students who will be joining us in this exciting project. After the ice breaking session and briefing of the project yesterday, we have allocated the students into two subgroups and will be doing different chapters respectively for the colouring booklet. Teamwork makes the dream work!
Posted 11 May 2021 20:16
Week two - Key activities

We have highlighted the key activities planned out for each day to give you a heads up on what to expect over this coming week.

For this second and final week, we will be concentrating on the production of the colouring booklet. We will start off the week with a presentation and progress update of the drawings to Invisible Manchester. A marketing and Instagram takeover talk by Invisible Manchester will be held beforehand to prepare the students on how to upload their daily work progresses and project related updates at Invisible Manchester's official Instagram page. Students will also be given a brief exposure on how to contact local businesses that will be selling the colouring booklet. It is going to be a long week ahead but we are thrilled to see how this project is going forward!
Posted 17 May 2021 08:25
Updated layout and composition - The colouring booklet.

Due to circumstances after confirming with our potential book publisher the other day, we decided to slightly change the layout of the final colouring booklet and standardized all pages in an A5 size including the map drawings. On the bright side, the compact sized colouring booklet will be easier to bring anywhere and everywhere!
Posted 21 May 2021 13:05
Final Outcome - Colour The City, Colouring Booklet.

Finally, it is time for the big reveal! After two weeks of hard work and effort in putting together the colouring booklet, we finally finished off a great masterpiece to be handed over to our external partner; Invisible Manchester. We believe that this colouring booklet serves as a design solution to Invisible (Manchester)’s funding and loneliness concerns, and the colour-in postcard element could reconnect people especially during this unprecedented times.
Posted 21 May 2021 19:59