PANGAEA: Music & Arts Festival

Pangaea is Europe’s largest student-run music festival, operating three times a year at the University of Manchester. A few of us, whilst studying at the Manchester School of Architecture, combined our interests in festivals and architecture to create PXA – A subdivision of the decor department, dedicated to building creative structures.

From 2015-2016 I provided design coordination, resolving ways for architects and artists to create their ideas, sourcing materials, organising fabrication and consoling others when a day before the festival opening, rooms were locked off for asbestos clearing.

Below are some of the structure we designed and worked on.

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D double E performing on the Notting Hill Stage

Assembling diver's helmet

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Kinetic Metal Sculpture (unbuilt)

Unbuilt kinetic wind installation for Blissfields Festival, in the style of artist Anthony Howe.

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A basic Grasshopper script was created to simulate the installation rotating. This allowed for clash detections and a better understanding of the visual effect being created.

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