NAME: Ebrahim Variava


WHERE WE ARE FROM: Leicester, England

THREE SKILLS: Revit, Adobe Suite, Collaging

HOBBY: Films, Coffee and consistently failing in baking

FUN FACT ABOUT ME: I have a pet African grey parrot at home; and three cats who have decided to leave their neighbors for my home, so now it's a part-time cat Airbnb. I have a soft spot for all things Studio Ghibli and Pixar. Grew up with comics and movies and for me, it's DC > Marvel.

A FAVOURITE FOOD: I grew up eating 'Haleem'. Now either it's the nostalgia of my mum making it, or the meat and barley brothy goodness with that hint of ginger and chili that sends you to the next dimension, that makes it unrivaled.

HOLIDAY DREAM: It's the dream of seeing Bruges and a trip through Japan that takes the student pain away.
Posted 13 Mar 2023 14:16
NAME: Yuwei Qiao

ATELIER: Infrastructure Space

WHERE WE ARE FROM: Changchun, China

THREE SKILLS: Photoshop, Chinese painting, Adobe Illustrator

HOBBY: keep pets, travel, photograph

FUN FACT ABOUT ME: I have picked up many stray cats and brought them home. Besides being an architect, my biggest dream is to open a cat cafe to help homeless cats find warm homes.

A FAVOURITE FOOD: I love everything except raw food

HOLIDAY DREAM: I'm very interested in nature
Posted 13 Mar 2023 14:19
NAME: Yulin Jian

ATELIER: Infrastructure Space

WHERE WE ARE FROM: Chongqing, China

THREE SKILLS: Rhino, Cooking, Illustration

HOBBY: Games, Delicacy, Sketches

FUN FACT ABOUT ME: I run a secret board game shop. But because of my chronic neglect of management, the task of running the business has been completely handed over to my friend.

A FAVOURITE FOOD: I like strong flavor and rich spiced food which has intense color and full nose. with a nice splash of paprika. It's hearty, it's healthy!

HOLIDAY DREAM: I want to travel to space or a fantasy world like in animation.
Posted 13 Mar 2023 14:27
NAME: Mohith Kiran Reddy


WHERE WE ARE FROM: Bengaluru, India

THREE SKILLS: Conceptualization, visualization and storytelling

HOBBY: Running, Writing, and Reading

FUN FACT ABOUT ME: I love anime/animated storytelling and video games. I am excited about writing scripts and directing a few in near future.

A FAVOURITE FOOD: All-time favorite- traditional south Indian food. I love trying new food all the time.

HOLIDAY DREAM: A yoga retreat with sports and treasure hunt by the nature.
Posted 13 Mar 2023 14:31
NAME: Chin Yiu Yeung

ATELIER: Some Kind of Nature


THREE SKILLS: Model Making, AutoCAD, Rhino

HOBBY: Football (Messi's fan), Scuba Diving, Traveling alone

FUN FACT ABOUT ME: I have 3 dogs in my home; two of them are Bichon Frise and the other one is Maltese. They spend most of their time sleeping, eating, and playing. Sometimes I wish I were a dog too!

A FAVOURITE FOOD: I like all kinds of Japanese food. Shoryu Raman is one of the best places for craving Japanese cuisine in Manchester.

HOLIDAY DREAM: I enjoy traveling to places that have beautiful nature such as mountains, beaches, and water.
Posted 13 Mar 2023 14:33
Our collaborator, Joseph Schneider, is an artist whose practice, though centered on the processes and objects of painting, is multi-disciplinary. As part of his practice, he founded and runs the Rural Art Hub and continues to use the Mother Shippon studio to work alongside and collaboratively with participants of workshops at the hub. He has a BA in Philosophy (University of Sussex) and an MA in Painting (Royal College of Art). He has facilitated interdisciplinary and skill-building workshops across art, play, and social history at a diverse range of organizations including WM College Camden, South London Gallery, PACE, Frieze, Royal College of Art, Goldsmiths University, and Greenwich University.

Rural Art Hub is focusing on climate change and sustainability and intends to use creative solutions to address the lack of creative thinking about sustainability in the community. They believe that this initiative will help them achieve their goals and offer opportunities for local communities and visitors to get involved sustainably, both in theory and practice.
Posted 13 Mar 2023 14:35
Day 4

Another Model-Making Session!!

This time is our “Growing Pavilion” team‘s turn to visit the B12 workshop and explore the design of the growing pavilion for the Mothershippon playground. Similar to what the “Play Structures” team did yesterday, we reused leftover materials from our previous projects and offcuts found in the workshop to make a sketch model in order for us to visualise the design idea from the design section yesterday.

Now that we have both the “Play Structures” and “Growing Pavilion” models, we can put them together in the site model and see how it all fits. Exciting things are happening, and we can’t wait to see what’s next. Stay tuned!
Posted 12 May 2023 19:37