Civic House Coworking Studio profiles: Chloe Spiby Loh, Creative Producer & Curator

4 January 2024

As Civic House Coworking Studio’s membership grows, we are delighted to welcome some new members who have recently made Glasgow their home. Chloe Spiby Loh has moved to the city from London and in our feature below, tells us about her work.

Can you tell us who you are and what you do?
Hi, I’m Chloe! I work with cultural organisations like museums to programme and produce public facing programmes of events, performances and talks. The types of things I have worked on include arts festivals, film screenings, museum ‘lates’, tour programmes, supper clubs and art performances My specialist area is in the intersection of architecture, design and the arts. My background is actually in architecture, but I think that is part of the reason I enjoy working on projects that respond to a specific place or building.

What are the best bits about your job?
I love learning new things, and every event or project I work on exposes me to different ideas, topics and ways of working. I also love getting to work with creative people to deliver something tangible, especially when its an event or artwork that people can experience or take part in.

Any challenges?
I’m a bit of a perfectionist and can put a lot of pressure on myself to ensure everything goes perfectly, which when you’re working on live events is a bit of a lost cause!

What attracted you to Civic House Studio Coworking space as a base for your work?
I have only recently moved to Glasgow but straight away had multiple recommendations to check out Civic House from friends already living here. I love that the membership base is full of likeminded people working at the intersection of architecture, the built environment, social justice and culture.

Can you tell us about what sorts of professional – or otherwise!- plans are brewing over the next few months?
I have very recently shifted into working in a freelance capacity, and am looking forward to generating some of my own projects. Currently, I am prioritising projects to improve the standards of anti-ableist practice in exhibitions and events in the architecture and design sector. I have just finished a role at a large museum in London known for its progressive work on embedding accessibility into its exhibitions and events, so I am very keen to bring this new skillset with me into the architecture and design industry.

I also have a creative research practice and am hoping to develop this through residencies. I create largescale complex collage drawings and have recently completed one as part of a funded project with the Royal Institute of British Architects critically examining the visual culture of ‘Orientalism’.

Where can we find out more about you?
I don’t have a website (yet!) but the most up to date place to see what I’ve been doing is probably Linkedin.