Our rough outline of what we are going to do
A project organised by MA Digital Media Students:
The Making Space is a collaboration of artists working from an open plan indoor space in Huddersfield. We are a group of 6 MA Media students, with a brief to work in The Making- Space, to create an environment to host an event on March 14th. The purpose, is to engage with the public and community groups, using different creative, practical disciplines and trades, including: textiles, fine artists, visual media and lens-based practitioners.
What are we looking for?
We are looking for 2 wall areas in the venue to be creatively transformed, to convey, Huddersfield’s Past, Present & Future. The approximate sizes of the work needed in the space would be 7ft*10ft, using the walls as the canvas. It would be entirely up to you, to decide on your own approach and creative influence, but the work should in some way, tell a story of Huddersfield through its changing states or stories, using some of the following themes:
- Landmarks and geography
How many could be involved:
That’s up to you, it could be done your own, in pairs or a small team.
What do you get out of it?
- Free Materials for this project
- A chance to apply your own creative talent, on a project that you can direct.
- A means to promote you and your work.
- Working with different people, on a live brief.
- Exhibit your own work in a public place.
- Be promoted through marketing material we develop.
- Photographic publicity for you to use. (if you want)
- High quality digital copies of your finished work.
- Feedback from the MA students and the Public.
Event: Wednesday 14.3.18 (7 weeks, work to be finished within 4 weeks).
We ask, if you want to be involved, to make sure you’re able to follow through and complete your work in the time available.
The Making Space
MA Media students involved:
Assunta, Laura, Chris, Richard, Tom and Ashleigh. (around Wednesday’s and Friday’s).
Free for this project.
Please reply by:
5.pm Thursday February 7th through Gill Sampson or directly by email.
Any questions? just ask.
Chris: U1775280@unimail.hud.ac.uk or Richard: U0776676@unimail.hud.ac.uk
A short walk from 21 Market Place, Huddersfield. Available weekday’s 9.00am -7.00pm
Above is our Brief
After much discussion and various ideas brought up and discarded we are now getting a little bit further along with the project
mind map below shows thoughts and ideas as we came up with them
Our rough idea for the brief as always with these things we will add to it and discard from it as things evolve.
To help reflect on the presentation today, this summarises our rationale and proposition to engage creatively with the community.
The proposal highlighted the scale and impact of consumer-led plastic waste, that always starts locally. Plastic we suggest, is not the problem, it’s every community’s attitude towards a throw-away culture. In our collaborative response to the brief, the group proposes to engage the public and creative-art’s community in Huddersfield, through an issues-based awareness approach. The event and supporting exhibition, centre on the very current, local and-global issues of plastic pollution.
The event, to be held in the Making Space, seeks raise awareness, through creativity and engaging individuals in making creative sculpture from everyday plastic bottle waste. We hope Huddersfield’s creative communities, will express their identity and creative interpretation to a wider audience through this work. We feel, combining Huddersfield’s creative manufacturing culture, with The Making Space, would encourage local people to apply themselves in changing habits, that effect places beyond the pride of their own town.
Or priories are based on responding, demonstrating and qualifying an interdisciplinary to:
- Social impact Community awareness 3. Execution 4. Cross disciplinary thinking.
Initial and ongoing research suggest a greater need for commercial efficiencies in mostly all communities. Part of this research discovered, that despite the symbolism, connotation and importance of the Lion Statue, in the town centre, this is also made efficiently from a form of plastic composite. We would hope, the event using plastic bottle waste, allows individuals to re-cycle and make their own statements, rather than thrown away without a thought.
Event Exhibition Sharing the work others Feedback mechanisms
we are getting nearer to the pitch to the making space people and have put together the basis for a power point presentation
seen here below
so far so good but still a long way to go
helpful hints on making a presentation provided for us by Assunta
24.1.17 The Enterprise Workshop
Presentation Skills Helen Walker, Staff development manager.
Top tips for planning a presentation.
The five cardinal sins
- No clear point
- No audience benefit
- No clear flow – audience can’t connect if there is no structure. Don’t throw balls at them, idea after idea. Do tell them a story.
- Too detailed
- Too long
To detailed and too long are connected. Do not data dump. Do not show graphs or write paragraphs on the slides. Eyes will glaze over. Don’t bullet point, be more creative. Put up single words.
Do not open your computer and start by creating your first slide.
Instead get a pen and paper and ask yourself:
Why am I presenting?
What am I trying to achieve?
How am I credible? (confident, knowledgeable, enthusiastic)
What is my key message? (The one thing you want them to take away.)
What is in it for the audience? (e.g. Academic tutor, are we meeting the module brief? How does it benefit The Making Space?)
What is important to them? What are they looking for?
When you have the answers to the above, think content.
Always look at content before structure.
Brainstorm with post-it notes, then find links. Link in different ways.
Presenting is about taking the content of your brain, putting on the post-it notes, linking and deciding what you are not going to talk about. Do that by asking yourself: What is my focus/purpose? What is important to the audience?
Let the audience know your structure, tell them the journey you are going to take them on.
Start with a hook, get their attention. Can be something funny.
Establish credibility by saying what you’ve done. Keep it short and snappy.
Pitch Solving a problem, how is your solution better/ different from others. (build relationships).
Practice your pitch, over and over to build confidence. Preparation is key.
End by telling them what they get out of it. Finally, Are there any questions?
More to come later this week so hold onto your hats 😀