Group 12

Young Ma(r)kers is a collaborative project with The Architecture School for Children (TASC), who are aiming to create a mobile gallery, in addition to a workshop space, for young people of Manchester. The goal of the project is to help young artists make a mark in the city by creating an art gallery that is transportable, adaptable and flexible to be placed anywhere in Manchester. As a creative space for young people designed by young people, the space will encourage young creatives to collaborate, express their creativity and showcase their artwork.

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NAME: Kayla Dabu
MArch Year 5
BArch: University of Kent
SKILL: Autocad, Revit, Photoshops, Indesign, Sketch Up.

Favourite Childhood Memory:

When I was little me and friends would always play out in the street after school, it was the best time as we had no worries in the world. We simply played for hours whilst we waited for the ice cream van to come around the corner.
Posted 14 Mar 2022 15:03
NAME: Lauren Fung
MArch Year 5
BArch: University of Kent
SKILL: Autocad, Photoshop, Indesign, Sketch Up, Rhino

Favourite Childhood Memory:
Having my grandmother’s homemade rice cakes with my whole family during Chinese New Year
Posted 14 Mar 2022 15:04
NAME: Zhiyuan Xie
MArch Year 5
ATELIER: Continuity in Architecture
BArch: Shandong University of Architecture, Jinan, China
SKILL: Spatial Design, Graphics design (Rhino, Photoshops, Illustrator, InDesign, Auto CAD, Sketch Up)

Favourite Childhood Memory:
Play LEGO games with my childhood playmates and assemble the amusing castles by myself.
Posted 14 Mar 2022 15:06
NAME: Kaiyan Xu
MArch Year 5
ATELIER: Infrastructure Space
BArch: University of Nottingham, Ningbo, China
SKILL: Illustrator, Photoshops, Auto CAD, Sketch Up

Favourite Childhood Memory:
Playing computer games with friends and eating fried chicken after school. It is very interesting.
Posted 14 Mar 2022 15:08
NAME: Nuoya Li
MArch Year 5
BArch: University of Nottingham, Ningbo, China
SKILL: Graphics design, Model making, (Auto CAD, Sketch Up, Rhino, Photoshops, Illustrator, …)

Favourite Childhood Memory:
When I was 6 years old, I went to an outdoor classes, the teacher played games with me. He threw me up and catched me, I was sure that he could catch me, that is very interesting.

Posted 14 Mar 2022 15:09

The Architecture School for Children (TASC) are working with students from MSA’s annual programme of student-led live projects, along with Year 8 students from Didsbury High School. We, as young people, will co-design a mobile gallery, in addition to a workshop space, to form a creative space for young people.

Over the past 18 years, TASC has worked with children and communities to bring together people and the wider community to view their environment in a creative persepctive. They aim to develop people’s creative talents from a young age, help children to form lifelong relationships with the community and the city, and raise aspirations of young people to create healthy and happy communities. They have also partnered with organisations (MMU, UoM, RIBA etc.) to engage with architecture students to achieve their aims.

Didsbury High School has a cohort of talented Year 8 students who are eager to learn about architecture. The students are keen to learn and develop new skills about drawing, designing and model making.

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Posted 14 Mar 2022 15:12

Workshops are held to develop drawing and modelling skills digitally and physically. Software used consist of AutoCAD, Sketchup, Photoshop and Indesign. Working with students from Didsbury High School will also allow young people at different stages to learn from each other and to work with each other. Presentations will enable students to share ideas and take inspiration from different backgrounds.
Posted 14 Mar 2022 15:25
Social Values:

2022 is OUR YEAR.

In conjunction with our collaborators, we believe that young people should be able to live, learn, play, and grow in a space that inspires them. It is important for young people to develop a deep connection with the city from an early stage, therefore we, with other young creatives, are designing a creative space that will act as a platform for young people to have a visible presence in the city. The workshop facilitates a variety of artistic practices, so young people can experiment with different media in response to their experience of the city. The art produced will be displayed in a flexible exhibition space that is the mobile gallery. The art forms part of a showcase for the Manchester City Council initiative, ‘Our Year 2022’, to celebrate Manchester’s children and young people.
Posted 14 Mar 2022 20:21
Day 1

Hello! We spent the first day getting to know the rest of the team, followed by a brief introduction to the project. The team is then split into groups to brainstorm ideas and research precedents. Some ideas experimented with folding techniques and other ideas incorporated the use of wheels. As a group, we discussed interesting elements from each idea that could be further developed. There were lovely sketches produced from the team. This was a great start to the project!
Posted 16 May 2022 17:20
Day 2

Both Team 1 and Team 2 focused on further developing their ideas from the previous session. The idea from Team 1 consisted of a gallery space made up of timber frames with a colourful canopy roof. There were physical and digital models made to demonstrate the undulating form.
Posted 17 May 2022 18:15
Day 2

The idea from Team 2 stemmed from a caravan. Developed from a simple ‘box on wheels’, the team experimented with ways to manipulate the rectangular form. The sketches and concept models show how the box could be expanded to create an exhibition space.
Posted 17 May 2022 18:16