Group 01

The project will be a deep dive into the history of LGBTQ+ communities in Manchester, exploring the spaces and places that shaped these communities and have been shaped by them. We will be putting on a digital exhibition and publishing a zine of the work and research by YOU!

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Posted 13 Mar 2022 21:39
Reece Davey
Pronouns: He/They
Location: Manchester/London
Atelier: PRAXIS
Interests: Post-Modernism, Theatre Design, Biomimicry, Social Housing
Dissertation Title: Mind, Body and City: A post-closet analysis of post-modern New York
B(Arch): Oxford Brookes (2016-2019)
Part 1: Architectural assistant - Bennett’s Associates (London)
Architectural Assistant - Remi C.T Studio (London)
M(Arch): Manchester School of Architecture (2021-Present)
Hobbies: Fashion, Skiing, Ballet, DJ-ing/Running events
Favorite TV series: Glee
Skills: Rhino, V-Ray, Photoshop, Autocad, Revit, physical model making
Posted 13 Mar 2022 21:46
Cheng Tianmo
Pronouns: She/Her
Location: Manchester/Shanghai
Atelier: &rchitecture
Interests: Museum design, Reconstruction, Self-sufficient architecture
Dissertation Title: The transformation of industrial heritage in post-industrial Manchester
B(Arch): Manchester School of Architecture (2016-2019)
M(Arch): Manchester School of Architecture (2021-Present)
Hobbies: Animation movies, Illustration, Classic guitar, Console games
Favourite TV series: Jojo’s bizarre adventure
Skills: AutoCAD, Indesign, Photoshop, Rhino, Sketchup, Sefaira, Sony Vegas.
Posted 13 Mar 2022 21:47
Elicia Kelly
Pronouns: She/Her
Location: Manchester, UK
Atelier: MAKING
Interests: Sustainable Architecture, Inclusive design, Urban Development
Dissertation Title: Beyoncé Architecture
B(Arch): University of Liverpool (2017-2020)
Part 1: Architectural assistant Soltkahn Architects, Berlin (2020-2021)
M(Arch): Manchester School of Architecture (2021-Present)
Hobbies: Photography, Fashion, Film, Playing the drums
Favourite TV series: Peaky Blinders & Schittz Creek
Skills: AutoCAD, Photoshop, SketchUp, InDesign, AllPlan, Lumion, TwinMotion
Posted 13 Mar 2022 21:48
Erin Hughes
Pronouns: She/Her
Location: Manchester/North Wales
Atelier: &rchitecture
Interests: Conservation, Sustainable Design, Interior Architecture, Inclusive Design
Dissertation Title: How The Role of Heritage ‘Experts’ Alter Collective Understanding of The Past
B(Arch): Interior Architecture & Design NTU (2016-2018)
B(Arch): Architecture NTU (2018-2020)
Part 1: Architectural assistant - PRA Associates (Nottingham)
M(Arch): Manchester School of Architecture (2021-Present)
Hobbies: Illustration, Reading, Dog Walking, Film
Favourite TV series: Utopia (UK), Only Murders in the Building
Skills: AutoCAD, Indesign, Photoshop, Point Cloud Surveying, ReCap, Sketchup, Sefaira, V-Ray.

Posted 13 Mar 2022 21:50
Vikas Parekh
Pronouns: He/Him
Location: Manchester, UK
Atelier: FLUX
Interests: Urban Designs, Masterplanning, Green design
Dissertation Title: Social construction of sacred spaces
B(Arch): Nottingham Trent University (2017-2020)
M(Arch): Manchester School of Architecture (2021-Present)
Skills: AutoCAD, Sketchup, Vray, Rhino, Grasshopper, Sefaira, Photoshop, InDesign
Hobbies: Tennis, Movies, Social interactions with friends and work, Gym
Favourite TV series: Money Heist, You and Friends
Posted 13 Mar 2022 21:50
Posted 13 Mar 2022 21:58
The Proud Trust
- The Proud Trust is a haven for young people and the LGBT community. The trust aids young people in empowering themselves to make a significant impact in their communities, creating a supportive environment to connect and feel at home. They achieve this through connecting national and regional LGBT+ youth work networks, managing the LGBT+ Centre for Manchester, delivering training, organising events and campaigns, conducting research, and generating resources.

Ammar joined Arup in 2017 and worked in the London office for five years. Ammar is very interested in queer heritage, visibility in space, moving beyond the village and looking at emerging areas outside the town. He has worked on queer in public space and wants to explore his interests, further sparking how we can make the spaces safer and known as Manchester has a lot of history and enthusiasm.

Emily Crompton is a senior lecturer at the MSA, where she leads the Year 1 undergraduate programme and collaborates with the MArch atelier PRAXIS. Emily has a great relationship with The Proud Trust due to her many years of partnership with them. She has spent the last five years investigating the history and design of the Manchester LGBT+ Centre. Emily has been recording and studying the destruction and reconstruction of the LBGT+ Centre as an expert advisor on The Proud Trusts Buildings Re-Building Board. Emily enjoys looking at the city in surprising and unconventional ways, and she is constantly curious about the other side of the tale.
Posted 13 Mar 2022 22:01
The project will be a deep dive into the history of LGBTQ+ communities in Manchester,
exploring the spaces and places that shaped these communities and have been
shaped by them. We will be putting on a digital exhibition and publishing a zine of the work
and research done by YOU!

You will take part in: On-Site Sketching, Archive Research, 3-D Modelling, Mapping, Curation, Photoshop, InDesign, and Illustrator. With workshops being run for software and techniques for you to try!
Posted 13 Mar 2022 22:09

Today we introduced ourselves formally to the undergraduate students. We then explained the aims and creative goals of the projects. We asked the students to vote for their preferred group and following this separated everyone into these groups. Each group then explored their initial ideas. Overall a super productive day! Excited for the project!
Posted 18 May 2022 16:13

In the afternoon, following the introductions, we had a talk from Ms Emily Crompton regarding The Proud Trust and their new facilities. The talk explored the development and history of the building and the charity, as well as the importance of architectural equality.
Posted 18 May 2022 16:16

On day two we explored the queer spaces currently in Manchester. Photos feature everyone on Canal Street and outside the Proud Trust.
Posted 18 May 2022 16:18

Map of the walking tour! Featuring photos taken on the walk.
Posted 18 May 2022 16:19

Today Mr Reece Davey spoke to the undergraduate students about the history of the LGBTQ+ community. Later we continued to work on developing ideas in our selected groups.
Posted 18 May 2022 16:23

Mr Paul Fairweather came to Manchester in 1978 to work for the Campaign for Homosexual Equality, and he has been active in a whole range of LGBT+ activities since. He came to talk to the group about the history of the LGBTQ+ community in Manchester. The talk was extremely informative and useful, and Paul was even kind enough to answer our questions afterwards. Thank you Paul!
Posted 18 May 2022 16:28

Today, we were fortunate enough to visit the Manchester Central Library Archive! They had kindly prepared a large amount of LGBTQ+ historic archive material for us to look at.
Posted 20 May 2022 21:38

Here we have attached some images of magazines and newspapers found in the archive. Each student went through a few boxes of materials each. Taking photos of any relevant pieces. We managed to find some incredible material and we are looking forward to using it in our magazine.
Posted 20 May 2022 21:42

This morning we had a meeting with ARUP - our partner in this project. Mr Anmar presented his current work and some of his research findings. This was extremely insightful and informative. We appreciate all of his help and support with the project so far, and look forward to working with him throughout the rest of the project.
Posted 20 May 2022 21:57

Today everyone is continuing to work on their individual outputs. The Archive group are gathering texts and creating detailed profiles. The Making group are creating photo collages, gathering images, making models of important buildings and creating maps of queer spaces in Manchester. The Curation team is building an indesign document, designing the front cover, and creating the contents page, ready for the team to drop their work into. So far it has been a super productive day, looking forward to seeing all of the outputs!
Posted 23 May 2022 14:35

Today we are gathering everyones work and preparing it for the final magazine. All submitted content looking great so far!!
Posted 24 May 2022 13:44

Our curation team have been busy working on the front cover!! After a lot of brainstorming the team have decided on the name BASEMENT. Looking great so far, looking forward to seeing the rest.
Posted 24 May 2022 15:30

Today it is super rainy in Manchester, but that hasn't deterred our students! Everyone is in attendance today, starting to compile the magazine, students drawings and collages are looking great so far!
Posted 25 May 2022 12:08

More images submitted by our undergraduate students! Well done Busenur Simon! Looking forward to seeing this in the final magazine.
Posted 25 May 2022 12:15

Final day of putting things together... magazine is nearly finished! Final push and it should be available online this evening!!! And then paper copies later!
Posted 26 May 2022 14:40

Almost finished! Displayed are the title pages that feature throughout the magazine.
Posted 26 May 2022 15:18

THE MAGAZINE IS COMPLETE! Use the QR code to access the magazine.
Posted 27 May 2022 13:59