While we can endlessly debate what does or doesn't constitute 'the arts', an indisputable component of our culture is that it is regarded collectively. In shaping cultural spaces whether national institution, local resource or creative workplace, we negotiate a myriad of conversations that give voice to a particular shared culture.
Page \ Park Architects find these conversations centre around the particular and common ground, where we're different and where we're the same, finding the overlaps and accommodating the edges.
Of particular interest to their practice is how architects can help organisations shape their culture by the spaces they occupy.
At this event a group of invited speakers will add their voices to the collective conversation on cultural architecture. We'll be hearing from:
Catrin Kemp, Cove Park
Jim Monaghan, Govanhill Baths Community Trust
Francis McKee, CCA Glasgow
Verity Hocking THE PIPE FACTORY
Cathy Houston, Collective Architecture about Glasgow Women's Library
Toby Paterson & Jenny Jamieson of Scottish Ensemble about '20th Century Perspectives'
Chris Coleman Smith, Hoskins Architects about National Theatre of Scotland's Rockvilla
Alison Fullerton, Wasps Artists' Studios
Karen Nugent, Page \ Park
This event is curated by Page \ Park Architects and produced by TAKTAL.
Page \ Park Architects is an employee-owned architecture practice based in Glasgow. Our unique business model enables a collaborative approach to share experience across our business. Our team have developed specific expertise in conservation, masterplanning, briefing and interiors, arts and community buildings.
Pecha Kucha is a simple idea: 20 images for 20 seconds each, making talks that last just under 7 minutes, the event has gone viral with a huge online following and events in over 900 cities worldwide. It’s a format that keeps things concise and moving at a rapid pace.
The Whisky Bond is a creative workspace in north Glasgow, home to a range of creative businesses, artists and freelancers. We provide flexible, supportive working environments where practices and businesses can develop and grow. We are a facilitator for our community and the businesses based here by helping them connect with each other and with new audiences.
TAKTAL is an agency that reimages space to create social, cultural and economic value. We produce events, research projects and consult on the sustainable development of arts venues and workspaces.