Like many cities, Glasgow has a wealth of vacant buildings and sites following industrial decline. As demand for space changes, we need to explore processes that are less capital intensive and quicker to respond to people and change.
Test Unit aims to nurture a relationship between people and place through building capacity to initiate grass-roots projects and placing culture, people and education at the heart of regeneration. Over the last 5 years, there’s been a lot of discussion about the development of the Glasgow Canal area. We started Test Unit to activate these ideas and create live-learning opportunities through a week of collaborative work and events.
During this Pecha Kucha talks event we heard from the leading facilitators of the summer school, discussing their relevance to the theme: Occupying the Post-Industrial city, alongside other leading instigators and innovators.
Here’s the full line up:
Ainslie Roddick, CCA
Angus Farquhar, NVA
Elie Lakin, Jason Bruges Studio
Kat Loudon, Design by Zag
David Cook, West Ward Works
Amica Dall, Assemble
We also got the low down on the developing summer school projects from facilitators Neil Mcguire and Lee Ivett. See below for their hilarious talk…
Watch the rest of the videos from the event here.
Find out more about Test Unit here.