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09 Oct 2017

MSA Praxis is running an engagement event at Stretford Public Hall

Event aims to address issues such as housing, the public realm and transport in the local area… more »

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MSA Praxis is running an engagement event at Stretford Public Hall

Event aims to address issues such as housing, the public realm and transport in the local area

MSA Praxis, a BA (Hons) Architecture third year atelier at Manchester School of Architecture led by Helen Aston and Stephen McCusker, will be holding an engagement event at Stretford Public Hall on 14 October. 

The event, ran in collaboration with Loop Systems (architects in residence at Stretford Public Hall), will involve 24 students and key stakeholders, as well as 12 year eight ambassadors from Stretford Grammar School. 

It is not about asking questions of what does Stretford want, but it is an event using participative design methods to develop responsive proposals raised a public meeting held on 24 September at the Public Hall. Issues being addressed include, The Longford Essoldo Cinema, the local library, housing, the public realm, transport and additional community assets. 

MSA Praxis atelier have been working as a participative design studio at Manchester School of Architecture for the last 11 years with undergraduate and postgraduate students working on live projects throughout Greater Manchester and further afield in Greece, Ghana and Kenya. 

The engagement event will run from 12pm until 4pm on 14 October at Stretford Public Hall. For more information about the event, contact Helen Aston at 

9 October 2017