Group 07
SEEDS OF JOY

Waymarking C.I.C. is working in partnership with community garden leaders in Miles Platting in East Manchester on a project called Seeds of Joy (SOJ). SOJ is a place-based community regeneration programme in the disadvantaged area of Miles Platting, connecting/enhancing green spaces for health and wellbeing. It supports local residents on low incomes to get involved in community gardening, for physical and mental health, to grow food to eat, to enjoy nature and socialise in an outdoor community space. Join our team 'Seeds of Joy' as we lead a collaborative project with Waymarking C.I.C. to design an outdoor flexible space to bring people together in this community led project. We will be leading a series of workshops to come up with design and this will lead to final presentations and if, successful, idea implementation.

Oliver LM / Yi-Cheng T

Waymarking C.I.C. is working in partnership with community garden leaders in Miles Platting in East Manchester on a project called Seeds of Joy (SOJ). This is a place-based community regeneration programme connecting/enhancing green spaces for health and wellbeing. SOJ is supporting local residents on low incomes to get involved in community gardening/to spend time in gardens for physical and mental health/ grow food to eat/enjoy nature and socialise in an outdoor community space.
Website: https://www.waymarking.org.uk/mchp
Posted 11 Mar 2022 15:45
Health and wellbeing in relation to physical and mental health is the main focus of our project, in an area where there are many people living on a very low income, who are less likely to be physically active. The area has issues with social isolation, mental health and addiction issues. Our project is supporting local residents to get involved in gardening to support mental and physical health with personalised gardening support and creative approaches, supporting local community gardening leaders to build their capacity, supporting local residents to feel more pride in their neighbourhood and to enjoy the benefits of being outdoors.
Posted 11 Mar 2022 15:46
In the first week of the project, the participants will focus on research and concept designs after the site visit. In the second week the participants with be placed into groups to work together to further explore and develop these ideas. They will be encouraged to explore their designs through model making and sketches. At the end, we will collate and produce a presentation that the participants will present to our external collaborators.

Skills: Model making, hand drawing, building design, site analysis and community work.
Posted 11 Mar 2022 15:47
Name: Yi-Cheng Tai
Atelier: Infrastructure Space
Research Methods: Mobile Architecture
Dissertation Title: BRI: Through the Lens of Planetary Urbanisation
Interested in: Photography, Basketball, Piano
Experience: One-year practice experience in Taiwan
Favourite tv show: The Stranger Things, Brooklyn 99, Luther
Favourite football club: Manchester United
Posted 11 Mar 2022 15:47
Name: Hannah Lam
Atelier: MAKING
Research Methods: Decolonising the Bathroom
Dissertation Title: How can the architectural education and training system be shifted in response with climate and ecological crisis to achieve zero-carbon built environment
Interested in: Photography, Film, Travel
Experience: Year Out at Andrew Lee King Fun & Associates (Hong Kong Local Firm)
Favourite tv show: Love Island
Favourite football club: Manchester United
Posted 11 Mar 2022 15:48
Name: Hui-Ting, Hsu
Atelier: MAKING
Research Methods: Filmic Architecture
Dissertation Title: How does concrete industry impact the habitats of humans and other critters?
Interested in: Hiking, Scuba Diving, Photography, Travel
Experience: 2 years practice in Taiwan
Favourite tv show: Human Kinetic Pictograms (Japanese TV show)
Favourite football club: Manchester United
Posted 11 Mar 2022 15:49
Name: Oliver Le Marquand
Atelier: Flux
Research Methods: DEEP|cutting|edge
Dissertation Title: Design of retail spaces and the psychological impact on consumers
Interested in: Football, Art, Fashion, Skiing
Experience: Year placement at PF+A Guernsey
Favourite tv show: Peep show, Peaky Blinders, Attack on Titan
Favourite football club: Manchester United
Posted 11 Mar 2022 15:49
Waymarking works with communities to shape and influence how their neighbourhoods are developing, through community-led planning, regeneration and economic development. Waymarking is led by director Sarah Spanton, who has a background in the arts and creative sectors, which is fused with urban design and community-led regeneration techniques to create bespoke place-based capacity building programmes. Recent and current projects include: supporting community business development in Gipton, Leeds (commissioned by Space2, Leeds) and Manningham, Bradford (commissioned by Power to Change), community-led healthier neighbourhood programmes in Woodhouse Park Manchester (commissioned by MCRactive). These co-designed and co-produced programmes have included supporting communities to: undertake their own research into health in their neighbourhoods; staff and participant training on setting up community businesses and on neighbourhood economic resilience, including setting up inspirational study visits. Community members working with Waymarking, find and amplify their voices, develop agency and realise their potential power as a group, and lead on local regeneration where they live and work.
Posted 15 Mar 2022 14:01
Day 01 - Ice Breaker

Today we had our first official group meeting where we met together and did introductions. As an ice breaker, we paired the students up and asked them to draw a portrait of one another. Each student presented their drawing and explained their interests in architecture.
Posted 16 May 2022 14:29
Day 01 - Model Making

In the afternoon, the students worked together to make a 1:200 site model.
Posted 16 May 2022 16:07