Agile City is a community interest company that creates space for work, events and learning.

We operate across two buildings – Civic House and The Glue Factory – and deliver a public programme of events, talks and workshops that explore cultural and social approaches to city development.

We are based in Speirs Locks, north Glasgow – an area that has been dramatically affected by loss of industry and the construction of the M8 motorway in the 1960’s. We have worked in this area since 2011 and our projects respond to this context by considering sustainable approaches to repurposing industrial buildings and addressing issues of vacant space through activation, testing and learning.

Our work includes the ongoing development of Civic House as a workspace, canteen, and venue; providing affordable studio spaces at The Glue Factory; delivering Test Unit as an annual art, design and architecture summer school; monthly creative workshops via Saturday School; a public events programme that invites speakers to share knowledge and experience. We have also worked collaboratively with local organisations to establish the Glasgow Canal Coop, which aims to support the democratic development of the area.

Our work is underpinned by the following principles:

⟶ Learn through collaboration
⟶ Instigate opportunities
⟶ Respect of resources and people
⟶ Holistic design
⟶ Organisational autonomy
⟶ Projects that balance cultural, social and commercial activity

Agile City is a non-profit community interest company run by a small team with support from an invaluable network of collaborators and partners.

Core team:

Rob Morrison, director
Helen Teeling, producer
James Farlam, building manager
Abigale Neate Wilson, programme coordinator

If you would like to speak to us about our work or a project, please get in touch[email protected]