Group 37

The aim of this project is to create and set up an exhibition that honours the work done by Manchester School of Architecture students in the Infrastructure Space Atelier, particularly their efforts towards envisioning the future of the Florence Arts Centre in Egremont and the wider Cumbria area. To involve the local community, a workshop will be organised that highlights the students work while building relationships around the potential reuse of the site and the region. The MArch 1 Infrastructure Space students have been working alongside the Arts Centre and other significant stakeholders since October 2022, undertaking studio projects to reinterpret the mine site.

Anjali B

Name: Yiyuan Cao
Atelier: FLUX
Undergraduate: University of Kent
Skills: Digital model makings (Rhino and SketchUp); Physical model making; Hand drawing; Photoshop; Illustrator; InDesign; AutoCAD
Hobbies: Participating in musical performances; Practicing photography skills; Listening music
Fun fact: Hiking for lovely scenery
Posted 11 Mar 2023 16:28
Name: Yuxin Teng
Atelier: Infrastructure Space
Undergraduate: Xi'an Jiao-tong Liverpool University
Skills: PS, AI, ID, Pr, AutoCAD, Rhino, Enscape, Lumion
Hobbies: Music, Fashion, Vintage, Travel, Movies
Fun fact: I can read tarot
Posted 11 Mar 2023 16:57
Name: Anjali Biju
Atelier: &rchitecture
Undergraduate: Manchester School of Architecture (MSA)
Skills: Photoshop, Indesign, Model making, Sketching
Hobbies: Nature Photography, Dance, Flower Arranging
Fun Fact: I like listening to podcasts when I’m stressed.
Posted 12 Mar 2023 19:13
Name: James Farrimond
Atelier: Infrastructure Space
Undergraduate: Sheffield Hallam
Skills: model making, photoshop, indesign, AutoCAD
Hobbies: Live music gigs, visiting art galleries
Fun Fact: I met Raheem Sterling in the pub once!
Posted 12 Mar 2023 19:14
Name: Lauritz Kobor
Atelier: Infrastructure Space
Undergraduate: Uni of Innsbruck, Austria
Skills: Rhino, Model making, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, AutoCAD
Hobbies: Any mountaineering sport
Fun fact: I don’t know
Posted 12 Mar 2023 19:15
Name: Leila Hooshmand
Atelier: &rchitecture
Undergraduate: University of Shiraz
Skills: Rhino, Revit, Grasshopper, Photoshop, InDesign, AutoCAD, Lumion
Hobbies: Gym, Running
Fun fact: Always want to be social and then decide to go home and be alone.
Posted 12 Mar 2023 19:16
Town generation: Florence Art Centre is in a small town called Egremont in Cumbria. This exhibition may help to strengthen the interaction not only between town centre and FAC, but also between Egremont and neighbour city in Cumbria.

Community: The exhibition will encourage people to build a community surrounded by FAC by supporting local businesses and communication. This will increase diversity, and provide a stronger sense of community.

Art: This exhibition may arise residents' and visitors' attention of art education, and provide more opportunities for children and artists.

Environmentally friendly: During this exhibition, we won't leave any trash onto the site, and we will use environmentally friendly material.
Posted 12 Mar 2023 19:18
The process and environment of working with our team will be fun and productive. Our team of MArch1 will work and study with BA students, and we believe we can learn a lot from each other's way of working. The two-week project is divided into two main phases, each lasting about one week, the first phase is the exhibition design phase and the second is the implementation phase. During this time, you will learn the ability to express your own design ideas, the ability to work as a team, the ability to redraw the history of the site and the composition of design ideas, and the ability to redraw and analyse the city.

As we work with each other, students from the MArch1 team can also mentor you on the software. You can learn a range of software that aim to digital models such as rhino, Sketchup and Revit. Other software skills such as AutoCAD, Photoshop, illustrator as well as InDesign will be learned and used by BA students during the design process.
Posted 12 Mar 2023 19:19

Historic England: Grade II Listed

‘Florence Mine in West Cumbria is one of the best-surviving mining sites of any type nationally and is the best-surviving example of an iron mining pit head in England: it retains a full suite of buildings complete with nearly all of its machinery and equipment.’ The mine is linked to the local area's economic and industrial history; its closure followed trends in the decline of mining and steel production in England. The arts centre sits adjacent to the historic mine and is home to a gallery, performance space and artist studios. Their ethos centres around the environment, using sustainable means to practice creativity and to support local artists within their community. The arts centre runs workshops for the local community. They also have two full time paint markers on site – who produce paints, pastels and inks from the iron ore which was historically mined on site.

Our aim: we would like to continue the centre's ethos by creating an exhibition to showcase work from Infrastructure Space from MSA. In the first semester of this academic year, MArch1 students from the atelier proposed reuse projects for the existing Florence Mine. Where better to exhibit the work than on site itself. Our collaborators are keen for us to design and curate the exhibition, a great opportunity for anyone interested in gallery/exhibition design.
Posted 12 Mar 2023 19:21