Category Archives: Keeley Travel

.
COLLABORATOR: Keeley Travel
STUDENT GROUP: BA (Hons) Architecture, MArch Architecture
PROJECT TYPE: Transdisciplinary practice, creative writing, publishing

Birmingham may or may not be a traditional tourist destination, despite having more canals than Venice. But what might the gaze of tourist uncover when we look at the city in a different way?

This project invites you to create an experimental tourist guide to a single aspect of the city. Starting from a series of routes across the city, students engage with the environment – real and imagined – in order to understand the city from a different point of view. Each student will identify an object of study along the route – be that a building, landscape, a historical event, a person you may or may not have met, or something else entirely – and produce a visual and textual response to it.

Remake the city in paper and ink… building on references including Guy Debord, Patrick Keiller, Reyner Banham, and Doreen Massey; as well as ideas of ecology, walking, art practice, and site-specific approaches to reading and writing.

Wish you were here!

STUDY TRIP

study trip Shanyuan Zhang

STUDY TRIP

study trip Shanyuan Zhang

Chelmsley Wood

In Group 4 we have decided to expand on some of our studio work based in the council estate of Chemsley Wood, near Solihull. Below is some quote from Lynsey Hanley describing her experience of growing up in the estate:

Chelmsley Wood

In Group 4 we have decided to expand on some of our studio work based in the council estate of Chemsley Wood, near Solihull. Below is some quote from Lynsey Hanley describing her experience of growing up in the estate:

Keeley Travel- Week 3

To relieve a tourist of “going round the Wrekin” (taking a long and rambling route to a destination) and give them the important stuff they don’t want to miss. To push the boundaries of what is seen to be the definition of

Keeley Travel- Week 3

To relieve a tourist of “going round the Wrekin” (taking a long and rambling route to a destination) and give them the important stuff they don’t want to miss. To push the boundaries of what is seen to be the definition of

Keeley Travel, Group 3, Week 4

First Group Discussion Monday 5th February 2018   This week we were allocated into groups, made up of 2 March and 2 BA students, we came together in these groups to discuss our ideas and interpretations. The core of the

Keeley Travel, Group 3, Week 4

First Group Discussion Monday 5th February 2018   This week we were allocated into groups, made up of 2 March and 2 BA students, we came together in these groups to discuss our ideas and interpretations. The core of the

A walk to remember around Birmingham

By Thilini Wijesekera – Level 05 Architecture (BA) We went on a walk around Birmingham city center to discover lots of amazing  places. It was interesting  because I daily walk pass some of this places but never researched or was

A walk to remember around Birmingham

By Thilini Wijesekera – Level 05 Architecture (BA) We went on a walk around Birmingham city center to discover lots of amazing  places. It was interesting  because I daily walk pass some of this places but never researched or was

A tourist’s comparison of Berlin to Birmingham

From the 29th January to the 2nd Febraury, myself and a group of BA Arch students travelled to Berlin as part of a student trip for us to explore great examples of musuem design for an upcoming project. It would

A tourist’s comparison of Berlin to Birmingham

From the 29th January to the 2nd Febraury, myself and a group of BA Arch students travelled to Berlin as part of a student trip for us to explore great examples of musuem design for an upcoming project. It would

Walking Around Birmingham (Week 2)

In a walk around Birmingham’s city centre, we discovered that there were many drastically different atmospheres to be found, within each district. This was particularly unusual, given the relatively small space that we explored, with abandoned factories and industrial buildings,

Walking Around Birmingham (Week 2)

In a walk around Birmingham’s city centre, we discovered that there were many drastically different atmospheres to be found, within each district. This was particularly unusual, given the relatively small space that we explored, with abandoned factories and industrial buildings,

Keeley Travel – Weeks 3-4

Over the last fortnight, we have begun to use our experience of walking through Birmingham and viewing the city through the eyes of a ‘tourist’ to enable us to discuss potential ideas and concepts for our travel publication. After watching

Keeley Travel – Weeks 3-4

Over the last fortnight, we have begun to use our experience of walking through Birmingham and viewing the city through the eyes of a ‘tourist’ to enable us to discuss potential ideas and concepts for our travel publication. After watching

Bull Ring Shopping Centre (1965)

Here is an example of a promotional film exploring Birmingham’s original mega-mall, from planning and construction to the site’s official opening. The film was made by the Bull Ring Centre’s developers. The intent was to lure prospective shoppers as well as

Bull Ring Shopping Centre (1965)

Here is an example of a promotional film exploring Birmingham’s original mega-mall, from planning and construction to the site’s official opening. The film was made by the Bull Ring Centre’s developers. The intent was to lure prospective shoppers as well as

Keeley Travel | 001

Critical Tourism​ | Group 3 For the last week’s discussion, our group have more specific goal for this project. Birmingham is a strange city in my opinion, no one can say it is bad or good expressly. Before coming to Birmingham, I

Keeley Travel | 001

Critical Tourism​ | Group 3 For the last week’s discussion, our group have more specific goal for this project. Birmingham is a strange city in my opinion, no one can say it is bad or good expressly. Before coming to Birmingham, I

Abandoned spaces in Birmingham

Abandoned Palladium Cinema, Hockley From the outside, the abandoned Palladium Cinema looks like the grimmest of all wrecks. A narrow, grimy white box that rises up high into the sky, it seems to cast a gloomy shadow over the surrounding street.

Abandoned spaces in Birmingham

Abandoned Palladium Cinema, Hockley From the outside, the abandoned Palladium Cinema looks like the grimmest of all wrecks. A narrow, grimy white box that rises up high into the sky, it seems to cast a gloomy shadow over the surrounding street.

Keeley Travel Weeks 1-3

Week 1 The task set for the first CoLab seminar was to complete a walk on a route of our choice and record it through the use of drawings, photos or an alternative media. The walk I decided to record was my

Keeley Travel Weeks 1-3

Week 1 The task set for the first CoLab seminar was to complete a walk on a route of our choice and record it through the use of drawings, photos or an alternative media. The walk I decided to record was my

Keeley Travel – Week 3

We have started discussing different concepts we could take forward for our travel publication based on the walk we went on last week. These concepts can be seen in the image above. For further guidance we watched Reyner Banham Loves

Keeley Travel – Week 3

We have started discussing different concepts we could take forward for our travel publication based on the walk we went on last week. These concepts can be seen in the image above. For further guidance we watched Reyner Banham Loves

Keeley Travel – Week 2

As a group we went on a 3 hour walk around the city, beginning outside of the Curzon building and ending within Grand Central. The purpose of the walk to observe the city in a different way that we usual

Keeley Travel – Week 2

As a group we went on a 3 hour walk around the city, beginning outside of the Curzon building and ending within Grand Central. The purpose of the walk to observe the city in a different way that we usual