21 June 2012, 2-5pm
Manchester School of Architecture in collaboration with RIBA North West will be hosting a symposium on the theme of Football + Community + Architecture as part of the Love Architecture Festival. The event aims to examine the connection of the community to football and develop ideas on how this connection can be expanded to enrich architectural agenda.
Andy Walsh of FC United will be spreading their love and passion for community architecture and football, telling the story of breakaway rebel supporters, punk DIY football, through to community works and the highs and lows of building a stadium.
Steve Millington of MMU will present ‘Going to the Match’ which examines the
transformation of the everyday Match Day routine at Manchester City Football Club.
Helen Aston of MSA-‐P will present the work of Emma Rayner whose ‘Sharing the City’ project led to her to work in the area of Old Trafford specifically looking at the relationship between Manchester United Football Club and the local community.
Marianne Heaslip of URBED will discuss the core principal of working with communities to make successful places. Speaking about the project 2UP 2DOWN in Anfield where URBED are helping a group of young people to bring two houses and a Bakery back to life, to show how renovation can be a real alternative to demolition.
David Bauckham will discuss the history and development of that most overlooked piece of football architecture: the dugout. Despite its utilitarian nature and often home-‐made construction, particularly at the lowest levels of football, the dugout is nevertheless where decisions are made that often make the difference between winning and losing.
To book a ticket visit www.buyonline.mmu.ac.uk
Manchester School of Architecture, John Dalton West, Chester Street