Central Scotland Green Network Forum


The Art of Placemaking

Date: 21 June 2016,
Venue: Glasgow School of Art

The sixth Central Scotland Green Network (CSGN) Forum is being held jointly this year with The Glasgow School of Art (GSA).

The event is part of the Festival of Architecture and is designed to support the themes of the 2016, Year of Innovation, Architecture and Design.

The conference focuses on the role of artists and design professionals in working with communities to make or regenerate liveable places. The day will highlight the value of art in supporting sustainable growth and addressing health and other inequalities and will demonstrate how the process of cultural planning and the engagement of artists and designers can support community empowerment. As usual, our programme is designed to raise awareness of international practice and highlight what is already being achieved around Glasgow.

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This one day event features key speakers and an optional master class, tour or site visit.

Our Keynote Speakers are:

Wayne Hemingway, Founder of Red or Dead and Hemingway Design
René Sommer Lindsay, Project Director for Copenhagen’s first ‘cloudburst’ responsive neighbourhood
Andrew Grant, Founding Director of Grant Associates and lead designer of Singapore’s Gardens by the Bay

Optional sessions (allocated on a first come first served basis):

  1. How to commission an artist and incorporate cultural planning into your approach – Dr Nicky Bird, The Glasgow School of Art
  2. How to plan for and deliver a charrette – Charles Campion, JTP
  3. How to engage businesses in arts projects – Louise Downing, Arts & Business Scotland
  4. How to look after a Roof Garden; hands-on experience with the Reid Building Roof Gardens – Barrie Stewart, The Glasgow School of Art & Dr Emilie Wadsworth, CSGNT
  5. Architectural tour of the Reid Building – Henry McKeown, jmarchitects
  6. Update on the restoration of the Mackintosh Building – Sarah MacKinnon, Mackintosh Restoration & Dr Robyne Calvert, Mackintosh Research Fellow, The Glasgow School of Art
  7. Site visit along the Forth & Clyde Canal to learn about the Land Art Generator Competition – Heather Claridge, Glasgow City Council
  8. Site visit to Sauchiehall Street to learn about Glasgow’s urban greening programme – Derek Dunsire, Glasgow City Council
  9. Site visit around Garnethill utilising the Place Standard –  John Howie & Flora Jackson, NHS Health Scotland
  10. Degree Show tour – The Glasgow School of Art

Evening events:

A programme of evening events will be available after the CSGN Forum draws to a close. There will be a unique opportunity for delegates to attend a dinner in the spectacular refectory space of the Steven Holl designed Reid Building, preceded by a reception to mark the launch of Growing Awareness, a new book which captures the vision and learning from speakers at previous CSGN events over the past five years.

In addition, Architecture & Design Scotland – with partners – will be opening the Best of the Best exhibition which looks at Scotland’s award-winning buildings, places and communities. The opening event on 21st June will be a night long celebration of Scottish architecture at The Lighthouse, a short distance from the GSA venue, further details are to be announced in the coming weeks.

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