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Side by Side is a collaboration between Design Manchester and Shenzhen Fringe Arts Centre in a child-friendly city. Developing innovative ideas and potentially prototype and pilot projects to make the cities more child-friendly through the exploration of the public realm. This can include the considerations of education, safety, social skills and connecting young people with places aligning with the City of Manchester's plan to make 2022 its year of the child. The aim is to create integrated UK and Chinese design teams including professional designers, artists and students, and to co-design with children in the two cities.

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Neha Ashok B / Kuolin H

Name: Kuolin Huang

Hometown: Guangzhou, China

MArch Atelier: FLUX

Undergraduate: Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University & University of Liverpool

Year Out: Intern, O-Office architects, Guangzhou, China

Skills: Rhino, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign

Interest: Refurbishment Project, Public Architecture, Diving, Surfing, E-game, Basketball, Food
Posted 14 Mar 2022 15:35
Name: Zilang Zhao

Hometown: Beijing, China

MArch Atelier: Complexity, Planning and Urbanism (CPU Ai)

Undergraduate: Beijing University of Technology

Practice: Intern, MAD Architects.

Skill: Model making: Rhino, Sketchup, Auto CAD, D5, Enscape, Vray, Blender, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign

Interests: Parametric Architectural Design, Sustainable Architectural Design and Smart City Design, Basketball player, Film Photography.
Posted 14 Mar 2022 15:36
Name: Erika-Karen Low

Hometown: London, United Kingdom

MArch Atelier: Complexity, Planning and Urbanism (CPU Ai)

Undergraduate: University of Portsmouth

Year Out: Part 1 Architectural Assistant, Model Projects Ltd, London

Skills: Revit, AutoCAD, Rhino, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign

Interests: Film Photography, Netball, Cycling
Posted 14 Mar 2022 15:37
Name: Neha Bellad

Hometown Mumbai, India

MArch Atelier: FLUX

Undergraduate: Mumbai University, India

Practice: Architectural Intern, Abhikalpan, Mumbai, India

Skills: AutoCAD, Sketchup, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Lumion

Interests: Sustainable Architecture, TV series/movies, Travelling, Music and Coffee
Posted 14 Mar 2022 15:38
Kasper de Graaf is a director of Design Manchester and CEO of Images&Co, a design and innovation consultancy specialising in culture and identity, with a track record of innovation in cities.

Within Design Manchester, Kasper is developing a series of collaborations with cities around the world, including Nairobi on food and climate change, Medellín on social urbanism, Shenzhen on child-friendly cities, Kitwe on creative skills and filmmaking, Puebla on marginalised cultures and communities, Aarhus on liveable cities and Barcelona on sustainable fashion.

Posted 14 Mar 2022 15:41
During the 2-week project, we will develop your skills with additional digital, physical, and social skills whilst working through the various stages of design in producing the final output of a proposal for the client.

We aim to enhance your design skill and presentation through various design iterations whilst working with children during the conceptual stages, resulting in the representation of high-resolution renders through a child’s perspective.
Posted 14 Mar 2022 15:50
In the first week, we plan to interact with the children of Manchester and Shenzhen to understand the children's outlooks. Conducting an online workshop for the children where they can display their imagination and creative views of what the city means to them. Which will be incorporated during the design development stages in week 2.
Posted 14 Mar 2022 15:58
The Social Values aims to address the inclusivity and opportunities within the infrastructure of the public realm between children and their resilience.

Their perspective around the understanding of their city influences the meaning behind the processes and the circular design in making a social change that positively impacts the community.
Posted 14 Mar 2022 16:48
Day 1
Meet the team
Activities: Students and Side by Side
What Side by Side means?
What do we expect from the 2 weeks
Understanding child perspective, discussing the weeks plans,
Gathering precedents and design preferences.
Ready to collaborate!
Posted 16 May 2022 16:24
Day 2
Studio discussions
Understanding the brief, client requirements, collecting precedents and display of ideas
Themes and conceptual finalization
Posted 17 May 2022 21:46
Day 2
Conceptual sketches
Planning of spaces, materiality, flow
Posted 17 May 2022 21:48
Day 2
Conceptual sketches
Planning of spaces, materiality, flow
Posted 17 May 2022 21:49
Day 3

Barlow Moor Community Association

Posted 19 May 2022 23:20
Day 3
Day on site, Manchester
Barlow Moor Community Association
Learning from the kids of Manchester.
Understanding the kids perspective of the City of Manchester, their favorite animals, their approach.
Fun outdoor session, very active, super friendly environment.
Posted 19 May 2022 23:20
Day 4
Studio day with our friends from Shenzhen
Online session
Learning from the children of Shenzhen,
Understanding their views of the city, the imaginative minds of children,
colorful day and learning experience.
Posted 23 May 2022 14:45
Day 4
Fringe Art Center
Online Event
Posted 23 May 2022 14:45
Day 5
Studio Day
Working on smoothening out the final sketches
Adding colors, editing the lines drawings to finalize the portfolio layout.
Addition of 3D models, materiality.
Productive Friday leading to the final week!
Posted 23 May 2022 16:28
Day 6
Studio Day
Recap of the first week
Design Discussions, finalizing the design,
Model making day, splitting up the work into two groups to move forward quickly.
End of day discussions and planning the next day.
Posted 23 May 2022 18:43
Day 7
Revit Tutorials during the first half of the day, Sketch-up, Rhino and modelling tutorials during the second half of the day.
Productive learning day!
Posted 24 May 2022 19:20
Day 8
Illustrator and Photoshop tutorials today,
Post production day at the studio.
Final submission days, updating the material,
Good work atmosphere.
Looking forward to compiling today!
Posted 26 May 2022 14:37
Day 9
Rhino, Illustrator and Photoshop tutorials today.
Producing line drawing and develop the renders!
Good work atmosphere.
Looking forward to see the final outputs tomorrow!!
Posted 26 May 2022 23:03
Day 10
The final day! Finally developed the visuals and compiled the booklet today. We also shared the design to our collaborators.
Posted 27 May 2022 18:30
The final day! Finally developed the visuals and compiled the booklet today. We also shared the design to our collaborators.
Posted 27 May 2022 18:31
Meet John Owens from Design Manchester
Posted 27 May 2022 18:32
Meet Eric Zhu and Stone Liu from Fringe Art Centre, Shenzhen
Posted 27 May 2022 18:34
Meet the Second Year Architecture Students
Posted 27 May 2022 18:35
Meet the First Year Architecture Students
Posted 27 May 2022 18:35
Thank you for joining us on our Side by Side journey!
Posted 27 May 2022 18:42