Monday, 9 May 2011

Look Up Manchester blog

Check out the LOOK UP MANCHESTER blog for their post about the symposium!

Student Jack O'Reilly shows off the T-Shirt stencil.

The event will start at 10am and will run until approximately 6pm. Keep an eye on the blog and twitter feed for more information and live updates on the day.


Rose Marley of THE SHARP PROJECT will be speaking at 2.15pm at GET OVER IT this Thursday at Sandbar, Grosvenor Street. Here is a little more about what The Sharp Project is...

"THE SHARP PROJECT … not so much a building … more of a way of life.
 Based at the 250,000 square feet site previously occupied by electronics company Sharp the £16.5million profit-for-purpose development is backed by Manchester City Council and urban regeneration company New East Manchester.

Friday, 6 May 2011

Getting ready for next Thursday...

Check out our GET OVER IT team t-shirts ready for next week!

Dont forget to get register to attend, free lunch included...
email see you there!

Thursday, 5 May 2011


Its now ONE WEEK till the GET OVER IT symposium at Sandbar, Grosvenor St, Manchester!

Please register to attend (lunch included with registration) by emailing

Hope to see you there!

Wednesday, 4 May 2011

Confirmed Speaker - DR MARK JAYNE

GET OVER IT! is pleased to announce that Dr Mark Jayne of the University of Manchester will be speaking at the symposium May 12th - register for this free event by emailing

Dr Mark Jayne, author of Cities and Consumption, and researcher at the University of Manchester, focuses on urban cultural geography, specifically: The urban order, City Cultures and consumption, Urban and regional regeneration and Urban governance.

"In investigating the mutual and dynamic relationship between urban development and consumption, this book asks: how are cities moulded by consumption, and how is consumption moulded by cities? Consumption stands at the intersection of different spheres of everyday life: between the public and the private, the political and the personal, the individual and the social. It is considered to be a means and motor of social change; as an active ingredient in the construction of space and place, and in constructing subjectivity and social selfhood. 
Providing a critical review of the ways in which urban development has been conceptualized, this book critiques urban regeneration initiatives, examines ordinary and spectacular consumption and describes the relationship between consumption and development of the modern and post-modern city. It investigates: - consumption and the city - consumption and everyday life - consumption, cities and identity - consumption and urban regeneration. Consumption is understood to have multiple roles as a political, economic and cultural touchstone, and to be an active ingredient in the construction of place and space. 
Using international case studies and illustrations throughout, this book thoroughly analyzes consumption and the city, and provides a useful text for students of urban studies, sociology and geography."


Look out for the new poster....print it out, post it up, give it to a friend...


Rose Marley of The Sharp Project, Manchester will be speaking at GET OVER IT! 2011 on May 12th!

"The Sharp Project … not so much a building … more of a way of life.  
The Sharp Project has been designed to provide the ethos and environment for the next generation of creative companies to explore their potential.  We are open for business 24-7-365.
The project is rapidly becoming home to an eclectic mix of creative and digital companies.
We have an abundance of power, creative office space and connectivity, all designed to be flexible and to work with the ebb and flow of the creative industries."

Also the Director of MOTIV, Rose Marley won the Tridos Women in Ethical Business award if 2009. Come and join us on May 12th at Sandbar Manchester to discuss the Sharp Project and future of the built environment after the recession!

Register to attend by emailing

Monday, 2 May 2011


Great news...THIS EVENT IS FREE!

This event is free, all you need to do is register to attend! The recession has affected everyone and so the event is open to all! Wether you have an interest in architecture, politics, education, the economy, the built environment or culture, the symposium will aim to discuss the creative opportunities created in these areas from the recession.

PLEASE REGISTER to attend by emailing 

Hope to see you there!