I just signed the petition “Birmingham city council: Find alternative uses for Birmingham Central Library. Preserve our history.” on Change.org.
It’s important. Will you sign it too? Here’s the link:
BPN (Architects) have the pleasure in hosting a new exhibition called ‘Urban Artefacts’ by Studio 3, a group of MArch students from Birmingham City University.
Studio 3 have worked on analysing Birmingham and Milan in minute detail over the past year in order to understand the city and its architecture. Through the use of acute observations, and a respect and care for the nature of an existing place, Studio 3 has documented examples of civic Birmingham manifested in the streets, facades and public spaces through drawings, photographs, and models. These precise studies and observations of the existing city were translated into a series of propositions for change.
The exhibition highlights the potential of previously unnoticed areas and proposes new interventions to improve the urban realm through a greater detailed understanding of the existing urban conditions.
The preview for the show is this Thursday 17th July, from 5 till 7pm. The exhibition will remain at 3 Mary Street until 7th August.
We look forward to seeing you there!
To arrange a visit please email:
Further details can be found at:
It seems that Birmingham council is going to have its way again where architecture is concerned. John Madin’s Central Library seems to of finally been put on death row to be replaced by bland corporate architecture. Progress?
You can see the proposed ‘designs’ in the PDF below:
Earlier this month I was nominated for the the George Jackson Educational Foundation Travel Award. This is an annual award given to students from Birmingham Institute of Art and Design based on their academic achievement and proposal for travel.
I would use this trip to travel to Berlin, Germany to further my research into the identity and culture of people during the 1930’s a time when the far right and the far left had different ideas but left their mark on the city.
Last year I ran for the Alzheimer’s Society in the Bupa Great Birmingham Run with a target of 200 hundred pounds, I ended up raising over 400 pounds and won an autograph from the legend that is Haile Gebrselassie. It was a great introduction to the world of half marathons and the fantastic people who run alongside and cheer people on the route, it is friendliness that I have never experienced before and I love every second of it.
In 2012, I will be running for the British Heart Foundation in an ever growing series of runs. I am hoping that over the year I will raise over 500 pounds for the BHF Hope Tank project and hopefully help in the many heart problems that plague my family and many families like us. It is a brilliant cause and I look forward to it motivating me throughout the year and get a new PB in Birmingham this October.
I am hoping to get a new mini video camera that I can capture some of my runs and training to show progress over the year. My website will keep track of my progress and the expected niggles that go on with it. I will create a poster for my fundraising effort in the coming months that will inform and no doubt delight you.
I have set up a new JustGiving page that will see me through the year, you can visit it here – http://www.justgiving.com/HeartRoss.