Architecture students Lincoln Cathedral visit

Year 1 Architecture students visited Lincoln Cathedral this week as part of their History and Theory studies. It was a fantastic opportunity for students to use the city as a way to understand history of architecture and gets hands on with the fabric of the city.

 

 

DSC_04 DSC_05

Students had a wonderful opportunity to view some of the original drawings of the cathedral from the 18th and 19th century, usually stored in the Wren Library. Activities included architectural tours and drawing exercises. Students are now developing portfolios of drawing studies of the cathedral and its structure.

 

 

IMG_5717 IMG_5722 IMG_5724 IMG_5725

Frequency Festival and The STAN Project

Frequency Festival of Digital Culture is a biennial festival hosted in the city of Lincoln, providing a platform to celebrate the pioneering spirit of digital innovation and culture through exhibition, creative collision and debate. It showcases artists’ work from all over the world, using a historic city as its canvas and sharing it around the globe.

A multi disciplinary team of students and staff based in the Lincoln School of Architecture and Design and the Lincoln School of Computer Science has exhibited at the Drill Hall in Lincoln for Frequency Festival. Working as a team for a number of years, exploring the question; how to materialize or make physical the immaterial world of social media? Projects they have completed include the Gold Medal winning Twitter gardens in Chelsea and Harrogate.

IMG_5624  Screen Shot 2015-10-23 at 12.09.47

A mechanised installation controlled via Twitter, Pynchon’s Wall searches for key words and phrases related to this year’s Frequency theme of liberation and moves its panels based on the data it receives. The wall mines its own analysis and responds directly to certain subjects, allowing the audience to interact with and direct the work, forming a visual representation of public opinion.

The project has been highlighted as one of the exhibits to see in numerous publications and social media!

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/news/11966830/Can-Lincolns-Frequency-Festival-rejuvenate-the-citys-digital-side.html

http://www.designweek.co.uk/top-5-picks-from-frequency-lincolns-digital-culture-festival/

For Further information please visit: www.thestanproject.com 

 

Newton Academy Science Club for Girls Architecture Workshop

 

 

Last weekend we ran a wonderful Architecture workshop with 80 girls aged between eight and thirteen in the School of Architecture and Design. Organised as part of the Universities Athena Swan initiative,  the programme consists of four STEM-themed Saturday morning workshops per academic year.

The workshop focused on asking the girls what future cities might behold for us! Each team was assigned a specific theme and the results were fantastic. We had everything from bobsleigh towers and zoos in the sky to balloons that float over the city and play music to everyone!

Both undergraduate and postgraduate architecture students and staff worked with nine teams of girls to work incredibly hard to produce a 9 square meter drawing in just two hours! The use of a common architectural drawing style created a fabulous visual impact! For a closer look the work is to be exhibited in the atrium space of the architecture building.

Staff and students involved: Barbara Griffin, Primali Paranagamage, Benji Nijar, Thomas Hudson, Alisha Abraham, Lewis North, Chloe Pottter, Lauren Pincher, Arvin Sarroza, Lorna Lovatt, Danai Moustaki, Louise Hamilton and Tejal Dave

IMG_5762 IMG_5763 IMG_5767 IMG_5770 IMG_5820

Student architects host free public exhibition

Louth Exhibition Flyer Final -page-001

A team of student architects will launch a free public exhibition in Louth, showcasing creative suggestions for the historic site of the town’s former cattle market.

The exhibition of architectural designs and models will open at St James’ Church in Louth from Wednesday 1st – Thursday 9th July, hosted by final-year students from the University of Lincoln’s School of Architecture & Design.

The work includes a number of three dimensional drawings and architectural sketches, which illustrate a range of theoretical development ideas, from food and market activities to a care hotel and education centre.

The collection of designs was showcased as part of the students’ recent Degree Show at the University, which concluded a project exploring the future development of Louth’s livestock market site.

The Louth Cattle Market Site: Ideas for a Community project was launched last year by John Napier, Senior Lecturer at Lincoln’s School of Architecture & Design, together with Nicola Marshall, a former Town Manager in Louth.

John Napier said: “It is always a bonus for our students when they can work with a real-life scenario – as is the case with Louth livestock market site – for their final project before going into practice. The students have worked hard on their plans and have come up with some extremely creative ideas.”

Nicola Marshall said: “I am delighted that people from the town will have a chance to see the students’ work first-hand. I have seen the ideas develop over the last year and I am sure they will offer a new perspective. I am grateful to Reverend Nick Brown and St James’ Church for hosting the exhibition, and for the support of local councillors.”

The exhibition opens at the church at 5pm on Wednesday 1st July and runs until 12pm Thursday 9thJuly. It will be open to the public during normal church opening times.

Architecture exhibition imagines historical memorial centre

Newark Exhibition - Harry

A team of student architects will unveil their vision for an English Civil War memorial centre at the site of Newark’s historic medieval castle.

The free public exhibition of architectural designs and models will open at Newark Castle on Friday 12th and Saturday 13th June 2015, highlighting the rich cultural heritage of the town.

A £5.4 million National Civil War Centre opened in the town centre Newark Museum earlier this year. As part of their Architecture course at the University of Lincoln, UK, second year students have imagined their own version of the facility inside the walls of the castle, which was central to the historic war.

The English Civil War (1642-1651) was a series of conflicts that profoundly reshaped politics and society. Newark Castle, which was founded in the 12th Century by the Bishop of Lincoln, was partly destroyed during a battle in 1646. It is now a Grade I listed building and recognised as a Scheduled Ancient Monument.

Newark Exhibition - Billie

The two-month student project was led by Senior Lecturer in the School of Architecture & Design, Dr Primali Paranagamage. She said: “We are very much looking forward to presenting our designs to the public. Newark is rich in historic architecture and we hope this exhibition will encourage residents and tourists alike to appreciate and celebrate the local cultural heritage.”

“The exhibition will include some designs which are extremely modern and contemporary, whereas others stay true to the Castle’s architecture and the incorporate the site’s original features. It is so interesting to see how the same space – which in this case is of huge historical significance – can be interpreted in so many different and inspiring ways.”

In preparation for the exhibition, the Lincoln students were granted special access to archives by Newark Castle Park Warden, Floss Newman, to learn about the monument’s origins, how it has evolved over hundreds of years and its timeline of historic events.

The exhibition will take place inside the Undercroft of Newark Castle. Visitors will be able to view miniature models of the Castle grounds, which have been created using state-of-the-art laser cutting technology at the University’s School of Architecture & Design, as well as architectural sketches and computer illustrations. Members of the public are also invited to contribute their comments and feedback on each of the designs, both at the exhibition and online.

Admission is free and the exhibition is open from 10am-5pm on Friday 12th and Saturday 13th June 2015.

For more information, visit: www.newarkexhibition.com

Words: Elizabeth Allen

School of Architecture & Design 2015 Degree Shows

Degree Show 2015!-page-001

School of Architecture & Design 2015 Degree Shows

BA (Hons) Graphic Design
BA (Hons) Creative Advertising
BA (Hons) Product Design
BA (Hons) Interactive Design
BA (Hons) Illustration
BA (Hons) Jewellery & Object
BA (Hons) Interior Architecture & Design

BA (Hons) Design for Exhibition & Museums

Dates: Saturday 30th May – Sunday 14th June 2015
Times: 10am – 4pm
Location: Art, Architecture & Design building (East & West)

Private Views (by invitation only): Friday 29th May, 6 – 9pm

———————————————————————————

BArch (Hons) Architecture
Master of Architecture

Dates: Saturday 6th June – Sunday 21st June 2015
Times: 10am – 4pm
Location: Art, Architecture & Design building (West)

Private View (by invitation only): Friday 5th June, 6 – 9pm

———————————————————————————

 

 

Communications and Marketing Assistant Internship

Recent College of Arts graduate? Fancy working at one of Lincoln’s main arts venues? This opportunity may be for you:

Lincoln Drill Hall are looking for a dynamic intern who is passionate about events, arts, communication, digital, culture, people and Lincoln.

This role will involve working with the Drill Hall Marketing Manager and team to deliver a number of marketing tasks from online communications and social media to management of print materials and assisting with live events.

Lincoln Drill Hall hosts a wide variety of events and welcomes a wide range of audiences so the right person for this role would be someone who is keen to learn, quick to adapt and happy to support various roles and activities, has an interest in people, live events, theatre and providing great visitor experiences.

This fantastic opportunity is available to recent graduates of the College of Arts as part of RADAR, our Creative Graduate Accelerator Scheme in partnership with Threshold Studios.

For more information on the role visit the University’s careers website.