Tuesday 17 April 2012

Peter Wilson Lecture

CONSUMED are hosting a lecture at the CUBE Gallery on the 26th of April by Peter Wilson of Bolles + Wilson Architects. The lecture will start at 5:15pm and looks to be a fascinating event.

Tickets for the CONSUMED Symposium will also be on sale at the event.

Sunday 1 April 2012

CONSUMED: Tickets On Sale Now

Tickets have been launched for this year's traditional MA Symposium. Taking place on the 3rd of May at the International Anthony Burgess Foundation in Manchester, a full day of speakers will discuss and debate the theme of consumption in our built environment. Tickets are priced at £8 and are available through the website: www.consumedmcr.co.uk and the full list of speakers is nearly ready. A limited number of tickets are available so please purchase sooner so as to not miss out on what looks to be a fantastic event.


A collection of photos from the Co-Operative's new HQ in Manchester. Due for completion in September. Designed by 3D Reid architects.

Tuesday 28 February 2012


Infra_Manc opened last friday. An exhibition of great infrastructural projects, both realised and unrealised, within the enigmatic city of Manchester. Currently on at CUBE gallery, the collection on display illuminates you with a pure adventure of the imagination in to what our city may have been, whilst simultaneously cementing your amazement for the projects that came to fruition.

Whether it be a city of Helicopters, or the Guardian Underground Telephone Exchange, which  still lays below our feet unbeknownst to us, this exhibition helps to show the true innovation and ideas that progressed the city through the post-war period.

Curated by the MSA's Richard Brook and Martin Dodge of the Department of Geography at the University of Manchester, and part of the Manchester Histories Festival 2012, this exhibition is truly worth a visit. It is on display on till the 24th of March at CUBE.     

Wednesday 22 February 2012

CONSUMED: Architecture + Urbanism Symposium MCR

MSA's MA Architecture + Urbanism students have begun to roll out information on their forthcoming symposium, CONSUMED, to be held at the International Anthony Burgess Foundation on the 3rd of May 2012. This years event looks towards consumption in the urban context. Various Speakers are already confirmed; Mario Minale of Minale Maeda designers in Rotterdam, and Mette Skovbjerg of Kalundborg Symbiosis. The day long event will surely be an outstanding platform for a diverse and fascinating discussion on the future of our urban context. Tickets and further information will follow over the next few weeks.

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Tuesday 17 January 2012

Urbanized Screening

On Thursday the 19th of January at 6.30pm there will be a screening, over at the Deaf Institute here in Manchester, of Gary Hustwit's new film, Urbanized. The third film in his documentary trilogy series, following on from Helvetica and Objectified, looks to the urbanisation of our planet. Worth a visit.

Tuesday 10 January 2012


Manchester's Dwelle has recently completed a mock up of its micro house. Situated at the foot of the curry mile in Rusholme, it's original approach to home living appears somewhat lost in a barren landscape of mediocrity.

Tuesday 3 January 2012

The Start of the End

Elisabeth House in Manchester has begun its demise. Demolition has engulfed the building and it's new existence is on the horizon.