NTU Architecture Subject Group

Signed by Sara: The Typewriter Archive

After losing her hearing and her best friend in a tragic accident, Sara sought comfort in writing letters to her on her beloved typewriter.
93-95 Shudehill, Manchester, is to be an archive for typewriters, looking specifically at the Malling-Hansen Writing Ball, which was originally created so that Deaf people could "speak with their fingers". As well as a library, lecture space and typewriter repair workshop.
The aim of the project is to create a space that people from both the hearing and the Deaf communities can use where the restrictive barriers are dissolved.

Emily Carpenter
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Emily Carpenter
BA (Hons) Interior Architecture and Design

BA (Hons) Interior Architecture and Design

Interior Architecture and Design at NTU has an incredibly long and rich history; with Interior Decoration taught at the first ever UK Art school, in the Waverley building during the 1950s.

Over the last 70 years, our programme has grown and adapted to meet the requirements of industry and social change, respond to trends, and deliver a degree which encourages students to look, think, critically appraise, and understand local and world issues amongst the principles of design.

We are a validated degree programme in which our students can join the Chartered Society of Designers, and we are members of the Interior Educators network. Our dedicated design studio in the Grade II* listed Arkwright building enables a studio culture which reflects professional practice, in a dynamic environment that challenges everyone to work collaboratively, share experiences and experiment with ideas.

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