BA Jewellery and Silversmithing Studio ‘Assorted Jewels’ presented their Mobile Information Point to Hayes YMCA at a high profile event in June.
Date: 10 June 2014
BA Jewellery and Silversmithing Studio ‘Assorted Jewels’ presented their Mobile Information Point to Hayes YMCA at a high profile event in June attended by the Mayor of Hillingdon - Councillor Allan Kauffman. The event showcased the Young People of YMCA Hayes’ talents.
The Information Point is the result of a joint project with Hayes YMCA and Jewellery and Silversmithing studio Assorted Jewels, enabled by CassProjects and Hayes Town Centre Partnership, and funded by the Hillingdon Ward Budget Initiative.
To develop the brief, the students have hosted two workshops. At the first workshop in Hayes, Cass students presented ideas boards and showed the Clients wire bending techniques to make their names. This allowed the students to engage in conversations to find out the requirements for a successful built piece.
The second workshop was held at the Cass in Aldgate. London Met Widening Participation and the Extended Degree programme introduced ‘Accessing the Cass Faculty of Art, Architecture and Design’. Jewellery and Silversmithing students shared print making techniques, and all participants tested these together in the studio. Cass students presented models of their proposals for Information Points, getting valuable feedback from the YMCA Clients.
The final proposal was chosen by a vote by the studio members, and the piece was made by the studio members collaboratively at the Cass workshops.
The finished piece succeeded in meeting a brief which required both the flexibility to present different forms of information in an eye-catching way, and easy transportation between the two YMCA sites. The design has taken on board the Clients’ input, even employing patterns created at the printmaking workshop with YMCA Clients at the Cass.
Taz Virdee (WLYMCA Training Officer) said:
“The noticeboard is great. It meets our request of being transportable, being eye catchingly different to normal noticeboards, and it also allows us to put up different types of information that we need to display. The workshops were fantastic, the students were very helpful and supportive and the staff really encouraging and inspirational. The young people really enjoyed being involved with this project and one young person has decided to become an architect after this experience. Thank you very much CASS and we hope to work with you again on future projects."
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