The goal of this project is to transform an old bus into a flexible moving community bus and a mobile art gallery, library, and multi-purpose space for all to use and enjoy. Alongside this, an accompanying digital resource in the form of an app will be created to support the work of the mobile space and act as a tracker to provide the community with the exact location of the bus for future community events. The project's community is centered around Greater Manchester, working to unite communities that have been previously torn apart.
Through the provision of a safe space, the project aims to reach a wider audience, focusing on art as a means of supporting mental wellbeing and empowering individuals to take control of their futures. The project will provide a positive impact on physical and mental wellbeing within communities across Greater Manchester.
The expected output of the project is a set of visualizations for the bus project and a digital portal interface to connect people through the mobile community hub.
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Students involved in this project will have the opportunity to develop a diverse range of skills, including project management, artistic, design, digital, communication, collaboration, leadership, problem-solving, and research and analytical skills.
You will be working with both digital and manual approaches while designing the community bus. Digital softwares that we will be looking at are: SketchUp, AutoCad, InDesign, Photoshop and Enscape. We will be producing illustrative visuals, graphics, sketches, and drawings to communicate our ideas and potential opportunities for the community bus to our collaborator for them to proceed with bringing the project to life.
Through this project, students will be familiarised with the concept of adaptive reuse, socially productive spaces and slow architecture.
Students will gain experiences in developing a website interface and working with our project partner. Through their involvement in the project, students can improve their communication and leadership skills by taking on different roles within the project and workshop activities.
Hard Skills: SketchUp, AutoCad, InDesign, Photoshop, Enscape, Hand Sketching
Soft Skills: Teamwork, Problem solving, Communication, Adaptability, Critical thinking, Time management and Interpersonal Skills