Test Unit 2018: Opening Symposium

18 Jun – 18 Jun, 10:00 – 13:00

26 Civic Street, G4 9RH
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To open Test Unit 2018 we will hear from spatial practitioners working in fields of art, design and architecture exploring the themes of:

Lee Ivett, BAXENDALE, Glasgow:

Source Material – How can act of making be used as a tool for engagement and documenting resources of an area through informal and immediate sourcing of material?

Neil McGuire, A Feral Studio, Glasgow:

Learning Platforms – where next for creative education? What would independent creative learning, embedded in place and context, look, act and feel like?

Ana Džokić and Marc Neelen, STEALTH.unlimited, Rotterdam & Belgrade:

The Co-op Protocol – Glasgow’s canal area is bringing its future into collective hands. What lessons can be learnt from other cities, projects and how can we prototype new governance models for future development?

Assemble, London:

What are the virtues of collective construction, learning by doing, by watching, copying and extrapolating? How can we develop a conversation about how construction impacts our shared cultures, and our day-to-day experience of life in cities?

More speakers and facilitator TBC

It will be a chance to discuss these themes, pose critical questions, seek answers and set out a starting position for the week’s activities during the summer school and events programme.

The symposium will also see the launch of the Test Unit publication – a new book published in partnership with the Glasgow Urban Lab and edited by BAXENDALE. The publication presents – as a series of provocations – the context within which Test Unit operates and the impact it hopes to create. The publication presents arguments, method, context and practice relating to the testing of ideas in public space.

More speakers TBC

Monday 18th June, 10.00 – 13.00 @ Civic House

Tickets – £4/6  – go on sale soon. 

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