Hi ^^, I'm Yi, and you can also call me Elaine. I come from Hunan Province, the southern part of China.

This is my first year studying in the UK. In the past four years, I finished my undergraduate and Part 1 experience at Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University in China, located in a beautiful and historic city - Suzhou.🎓

I am now in Atelier &. During my free time, playing badminton and baking are the things I really enjoy. 🏸🍞

A fun fact about me is that I used to own a doughnut shop.🍩
Posted 18 Feb 2024 18:57
Posted 14 May 2024 15:15
DAY 6 - Continuing to develop technical drawings

This morning we did a short review of the two groups’ work, including elevation, perspective views, plans, and construction details. Most of the work was on the right track, meanwhile minor adjustments to some drawings were needed. For example, the perspective line drawings made by BA students were asked to be changed into collages with site photos because of the lack of accurate measurements of the building. In addition, there were some differences in communicating the facade group’s drawings due to miscommunication, which was quickly resolved. Therefore, in the afternoon, we spent time as a group discussing and improving the outputs.

Tomorrow we will meet in the morning again and focus on the perspective drawings, which are important in communicating our proposal to an audience. We asked the BA students to highlight how daily visitors interact with our proposed interventions in their drawings. We are offering them guidance on how to achieve better visual results.
Posted 14 May 2024 15:16
DAY 7 - Wrapping up Technical Drawings and Continuing to Progress with Perspective Visuals.

The focus today for the students was on wrapping up the technical drawings, continuing to progress with perspective visuals for the facade and walkway groups, and ensuring all details were meticulously polished. At the same time, we made a lot of progress on the publication booklet, which is important for documenting the project’s development as the project moves towards its final stages.
Posted 15 May 2024 15:50
Posted 16 May 2024 12:13
DAY 8 - Reflections, Feedback & Finalising the Publication

As we are nearing the end of MSA Live, the students spent today collating work and reflecting on their contributions and experiences during the action weeks. They were encouraged to critically evaluate their contributions, considering what has gone well, what hasn't, and what they have learned.

Tomorrow we have a guest who currently helps coordinate the university-wide Arts Council Cultural Development-funded project Stockport Creative Campus, looking at how creative activity can make Stockport a better place to live and work. She will be having a look at the work we as a group have produced over the action weeks and provide feedback.

Overall, we are all very impressed with the overall engagement and attendance of the group, they have all been very motivated and full of enthusiasm.
Posted 16 May 2024 12:28
DAY 8 - Final Post

After the productive action weeks, we completed all the tasks set for the project in a very timely manner. We are happy with the work produced and the enthusiasm from the students. It has been a pleasure meeting everyone in MSA LIVE. During the last day, most of the team was present and we had a final de-brief with everyone.

It was a moment to thank everyone for their contribution and exchange contacts for future communication. Well done guys!
Posted 16 May 2024 16:09
Posted 16 May 2024 16:10