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June 2016

Cross-discipline exhibition shows an unrealised Manchester of the 1960s

(19 June 2016)

Five teams of master’s students from the Manchester School of Architecture (MSA), based in the School of Environment, Education and Development (SEED) and delivered in collaboration with Manchester Metropolitan University, have used detailed maps, plans and drawings to build 3D models of buildings planned for post-war Manchester. Using game controllers, parts of the city which did not progress beyond the drawing board can be explored for the first time.

The models are showcased in an exhibition, conceived and curated by Dr Martin Dodge, Senior Lecturer in Geography, along with MSA colleagues from Manchester Metropolitan University. The exhibition focuses on 1960s architectural design, social history and unrealised urban development in the Manchester.