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BIRKHA BAWARI: a 21st Century step-well

A, Mridul, Architect, Jodhpur, India

Contemporizing Traditional Water Architecture: Birkha Bawari, a twenty-first century step-well for harvesting rain water, sub-terranean aqua structure, harvesting 17.5 million litres of rainwater in a new housing township in Jodhpur, located on the fringe of the Thar Desert in India. This project was completed in the year 2009. Jodhpur is perennially starved for water, be it rainwater, groundwater or state-supplied water.  It acquires all the more importance as it is entirely built of natural stone, without use of RCC, to collect natural resource of rainwater, without use of mechanical and electrical means. Attached herewith are a few images of the project. It is now a global imperative that a world trying to discover life and water in other planets sustains that of its own. Designers from different disciplines spread world over are working in their own way to find solutions to this deepening crisis to bring succor to the suffering public and a worried State. It is also important to bring together such efforts from different parts of the world for mutual benefit.

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‘Explosive Drawing’ Collaboration

“Explosive Drawing workshops are designed so that students have the opportunity to respond to a narrative or story, but in a more ambitious and carefree way, so they are not precious over what they make. They work over the top of each other’s artwork and collaborate. For those that are maybe a bit hesitant to collaborate with new people, we find that nearer the end of the day we end up with a collective consciousness, and everyone is usually working together.

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AUB students regenerate local community in Pokesdown

Students from BA ArchitectureBA Graphic Design and BA Photography have spent the last three months working with the Pokesdown community to regenerate the area.

Pokesdown For Pokesdown sees three students work on separate research projects which will come together as a proposal for the regeneration of the area.

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AUB kscope App hits No.3 spot in ‘Best New Apps’

AUB launched the worlds first kaleidoscope app with camera and video on 5th November, and its innovation has been immediately recognised by Apple. In response they have promoted the App to No.3 ‘Best New Apps’ on the App Store next to Facebook Messenger.

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The Art of Defining Me

Staff and students from BA (Hons) Interior Architecture and Design at Arts University Bournemouth collaborated with Pavilion Dance South West and a pair of professional dancers on a short dance film that takes a humorous look at how dancers as artists can be influenced by the expectations and definitions placed upon them by society.

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Twenty-four hours and counting for AUB students

On Thursday 24th January, creative students from the Arts University Bournemouth (AUB) will spend 24 hours working on a live brief for the up-and-coming brand Jimmy’s Iced Coffee.

The brief – which is being kept top secret – will be given to AUB students by company MD Jimmy Cregan at 1pm on the 24th January, and will end 24 hours later, with a series of pitches from teams of students. From these concept ideas, at least one will be produced in the next 3 months and rolled out as the next big campaign from Jimmy’s Iced Coffee.

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10 Years Of Artwork Blossoming In The Gardens

Celebrating the tenth year anniversary of the project, the Bournemouth Lower Gardens Exhibition returns from Saturday 28th April – Monday 7th May 2012.

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Leading Trend Forcaster WGSN Promotes Textile Student Work

At the end of April, leading trend forecaster WGSN selected student work from the Textiles course at the Arts University to feature on their homepage, highlighting some of the best projects the Arts University Textiles students are undertaking.

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Rangoli Art

Nearly 90 first year BA (Hons) Graphic Design students from Arts University Bournemouth spent the day working with two Rangoli artists from ArtAsia in Southampton, creating ten Rangoli designs across the University Campus to celebrate the colourful celebrations of Diwali.

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Bournemouth Seafront

Thursday 12th May will see Bournemouth Pier transformed into an art gallery hosting the photographic work of local young women. The exhibition called Re:View, is the culmination of a photography project that has been taking place since January of this year.

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Students Create Advertising Campaign for House of Fraser

Photographs taken by a Commercial Photography student from Arts University Bournemouth have been selected for the new Spring/Summer 2011 advertising campaign for men's cult clothing brand Criminal.

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Student Created Tactile Map for Eden Project

Lauren Milton, a modelmaking student at The Arts University Bournemouth has created a 3-D tactile map of the Eden Project for people with visual impairments, which will allow them to experience the landscape and architecture of this visitor attraction in Cornwall.

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