"At Elam the best thing is the level of freedom you get. With art, you can create things with whatever other fields you're interested in, like science or politics, feeding back into it. It's pretty open as to what you can do here, so long as you’re making things.
"The workshops and facilities at Elam are also pretty sick. They're open late, they've got a lot of top notch materials, the presses, the machines, all the computer labs. That's a major plus. I've been thinking about what I'll do once I leave, and that's when all the networking that I've done will come into play. Being able to network extremely easily with a bunch of likeminded makers both within the School and the industry has been great."
Mano is in his third year of a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) degree.