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Students update the progress on their projects in this blog page. They will vary from individual reflections to group contributions.
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Connected Chelmsley (Environment and Ecology) Mapping Development – A Summary and Critique

The Connected Chelmsley project, overall, looks at mapping Chelmsley Wood to think about how people live, work and play in and around Chelmsley Wood. Our group focused on Environment and Ecology. In the first session we visited Chelmsley Wood. During

Connected Chelmsley (Environment and Ecology) Mapping Development – A Summary and Critique

The Connected Chelmsley project, overall, looks at mapping Chelmsley Wood to think about how people live, work and play in and around Chelmsley Wood. Our group focused on Environment and Ecology. In the first session we visited Chelmsley Wood. During

Autonomy, Complicity & Ascension | Ramp Construction

Our group had the task of creating a ramp that would ascend the person physically with textural qualities that would get finer as they came towards the end of the journey. First of all we went and investigated what materials

Autonomy, Complicity & Ascension | Ramp Construction

Our group had the task of creating a ramp that would ascend the person physically with textural qualities that would get finer as they came towards the end of the journey. First of all we went and investigated what materials

Autonomy, Complicity & Ascension – Performance Preparation

In preparation for the final event the graphics, wall, ramp and fabric group came together to test what they’ve produced at the location the performance is set to be held at – the shell. We were able to communicate with

Autonomy, Complicity & Ascension – Performance Preparation

In preparation for the final event the graphics, wall, ramp and fabric group came together to test what they’ve produced at the location the performance is set to be held at – the shell. We were able to communicate with

St Edmund's Mentoring: Facade Modelling Workshop

To support students at St Edmund’s, we delivered a workshop on how to very easily create facade models so that students could begin to create depth and materiality within their final models as part of their courses. The exercise was

St Edmund's Mentoring: Facade Modelling Workshop

To support students at St Edmund’s, we delivered a workshop on how to very easily create facade models so that students could begin to create depth and materiality within their final models as part of their courses. The exercise was

Autonomy, Complicity & Ascension | Interim Review

In week 6 of our CoLab module we went to the Curzon buildings for the interim review. This is where we had to present our group work that we had created, and this was to receive feedback. When arriving into

Autonomy, Complicity & Ascension | Interim Review

In week 6 of our CoLab module we went to the Curzon buildings for the interim review. This is where we had to present our group work that we had created, and this was to receive feedback. When arriving into

Autonomy, Complicity & Ascension | Timber Wall Construction

With the performance being two weeks away, we had to think quickly about constructing our timber frame walls after the interim review. We had to put together some form of costing in order to make sure that we were spending

Autonomy, Complicity & Ascension | Timber Wall Construction

With the performance being two weeks away, we had to think quickly about constructing our timber frame walls after the interim review. We had to put together some form of costing in order to make sure that we were spending

Autonomy, Complicity & Ascension | Making in the Shell

Week 7 of Colab – Preparations 4 groups were created after the interim review: Ramp / Walls / Fabric / Multi-sensory. Each group has an assigned task to finish for the performance. This week we started the preparations for our

Autonomy, Complicity & Ascension | Making in the Shell

Week 7 of Colab – Preparations 4 groups were created after the interim review: Ramp / Walls / Fabric / Multi-sensory. Each group has an assigned task to finish for the performance. This week we started the preparations for our

Autonomy, Complicity & Ascension |Group Idea Presentations

Week 5 of CoLab. After the session during Week 4, in groups, we had to develop the schemes further and generate floor plans, sections and anything else that would communicate our ideas to the other two groups and the tutors.

Autonomy, Complicity & Ascension |Group Idea Presentations

Week 5 of CoLab. After the session during Week 4, in groups, we had to develop the schemes further and generate floor plans, sections and anything else that would communicate our ideas to the other two groups and the tutors.

Autonomy, Complicity & Ascension | Group Concepts

Week 4 of CoLab. This week we were split into 3 smaller groups of around 6, where were able to explain and explore our own ideas more intimately and in greater depth. This allowed us to understand our own initial

Autonomy, Complicity & Ascension | Group Concepts

Week 4 of CoLab. This week we were split into 3 smaller groups of around 6, where were able to explain and explore our own ideas more intimately and in greater depth. This allowed us to understand our own initial

Autonomy, Complicity & Ascension | University of Birmingham visit

Week 3 of Colab – INSTANT PROJECT We met in our usual spot in the Curzon building in the classroom. The ‘Instant Project’ was set up for everyone to really establish a concept and to head in a specific direction.

Autonomy, Complicity & Ascension | University of Birmingham visit

Week 3 of Colab – INSTANT PROJECT We met in our usual spot in the Curzon building in the classroom. The ‘Instant Project’ was set up for everyone to really establish a concept and to head in a specific direction.

Autonomy, Complicity & Ascension | University of Birmingham visit

In week 2 of our Co:Lab module we went on a visit to the University of Birmingham. The first part of this trip was to visit ‘The Dome’ rehearsal room, which is a highly technologically advanced sound rehearsal room for

Autonomy, Complicity & Ascension | University of Birmingham visit

In week 2 of our Co:Lab module we went on a visit to the University of Birmingham. The first part of this trip was to visit ‘The Dome’ rehearsal room, which is a highly technologically advanced sound rehearsal room for

Exploring the senses

AUTONOMY, COMPLICITY & ASCENSION | CO:LAB 2020 When we talk about our senses we usually think of sight, hearing, touch, taste and smell. These are the so called ‘Aristotelian Senses’ as prescribed by the ancient philosopher Aristotle. In modern times,

Exploring the senses

AUTONOMY, COMPLICITY & ASCENSION | CO:LAB 2020 When we talk about our senses we usually think of sight, hearing, touch, taste and smell. These are the so called ‘Aristotelian Senses’ as prescribed by the ancient philosopher Aristotle. In modern times,

Student Questionnaire Feedback

In order to gain an understanding of the success of the mentoring on students work we asked them to reflect on the mentoring process. We were particularly interested in asking questions which would allow them to reflect on their own

Student Questionnaire Feedback

In order to gain an understanding of the success of the mentoring on students work we asked them to reflect on the mentoring process. We were particularly interested in asking questions which would allow them to reflect on their own

Critical Appraisal

How can we improve out teaching approach when instructing pupils? Towards the end of our time at the school, we were a lot more confident and comfortable in the school setting and interacting with both staff and students, than we

Critical Appraisal

How can we improve out teaching approach when instructing pupils? Towards the end of our time at the school, we were a lot more confident and comfortable in the school setting and interacting with both staff and students, than we