Educational Outreach: Virtual Lecture with Students from The Manchester School of Architecture


As the current lockdown restrictions continue, we’ve been delighted to extend the breadth of our Educational Outreach, via virtual lectures, mentoring and more.

Last week Zoe, one of our Lead Designers, led a presentation to First Year students of MLA Landscape Architecture at the Manchester School of Architecture, part of MMU. Zoe introduced them to Acrylicize, who we are, our collective skills and ambitions, and the origins of the company. The discussion focussed on the real world implications of a degree, its transferable teachings and what is truly important to cultivate for a career in the creative agencies.

Zoe discussed our process and approach around creative place-making, something that overlapped within our scope and the students’ studies.

The final section of the presentation was an in-depth case study of our Manchester Lamps project, local to the University, taking the students through the initial stages of identifying the purpose, distilling its essence and then questioning how it defines the space in a real world example.

Talking the group through behind the scenes sketches, visuals, references and a window on the project’s production and installation gave a unique insight into how the university context continues on into the professional world.

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