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02 NOV

NEXT EVENT VOL 33

In the forty years since the first Magnavox Odyssey pixel winked in 1972, the gaming industry has experienced a mind-blowing evolution. Fuelled by unprecedented advances in technology, boundless imaginations, and an addiction to new worlds of play, richly textured emotional and social experiences have been born into art and culture.
 
This Pecha Kucha will bring together artists and gaming practitioners to explore this exciting intersection with art and sound.
 
Sonica is a year-round programme of events dedicated to world-class visual sonic arts, produced by Cryptic and punctuated by a biennial autumn festival in Glasgow. 
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Re-life: Transition Stirling

BY EMMA ERWIN
@ VOL 31 ON APR 20, 2017

Transition Stirling is an environmental charity in Stirling which has been around 2009 working to help people in the community share skills that will help increase our resilience to climate change and peak oil. Emma Erwin has been on the Board of Transition Stirling since 2014 and began working as Project Manager last year on the Tool Library project.

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Go Get Gorbals

BY SARAH DIVER LANG
@ VOL 31 ON APR 20, 2017

Sharing spaces, skills and things can help make life, work and leisure more affordable and effective. Go Get Gorbals is a new website to find things that you need and advertise things that you have. It will be released in June 2017. 

Need something for your project, home, event or work? 

Have a skill or thing which you can offer your local community?

Need or Have a space you can share?

Sarah Diver Lang of Icecream architecture is working with New Gorbals Housing Association and the Gorbals community to develop online and face-to-face support which helps local organisations, individuals and groups give, share or request skills, spaces and resources among one another for free or in return for something else.

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The People's Bank of Govanhill

BY AILIE RUTHERFORD
@ VOL 31 ON APR 20, 2017

Ailie Rutherford’s collaborative practice is grounded in the places she works. Inviting people to become co-producers of works that activate local public space, she interrogates the way we form communities and connect to each other, working with people to exchange knowledge and collectively imagine alternatives to the way we live now. Her current work The People’s Bank of Govanhill evolved from a residency at Govanhill Baths, Glasgow to become a long term collaborative research project on community currency. In an area frequently described as deprived, the project takes Govanhill’s existing alternative economy as its starting point, considering the diversity and richness of the local community as a form of wealth.

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The Stove Network

BY KATIE ANDERSON
@ VOL 31 ON APR 20, 2017

The Stove Network is an artist-led project, interested in creating a new identity for Dumfries town centre in the changing face of market towns across Scotland and beyond. The Stove promotes creativity as a means for empowering our community to become active citizens in creating the Dumfries of the future.

Katie Anderson is a visual artist, based in South West Scotland, and has been part of the Stove Network’s curatorial team for four years.

Katie has worked as Lead Artist on various Stove projects alongside her own personal studio practice, and is interested in artworks and approaches that are participatory, collaborative and rooted in place.

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WEvolution: Anyone Can Create

BY ELEANOR CAMPBELL
@ VOL 31 ON APR 20, 2017

WEvolution is an organisation committed to working with people in Scotland’s overlooked communities. By supporting people to come together, save small amounts of money, share skills and start income generating activities, people are able to take bold steps in a new direction. Eleanor Campbell of WEvolution works across Glasgow, Inverclyde and Dundee and the organisation was recently named a New Radical by Nesta for its innovative and disruptive work in the third sector. 

 

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The Bike Station: The Re-Cycle of Life

BY VICTORIA LEIPER
@ VOL 31 ON APR 20, 2017

Glasgow Bike Station is the city’s largest bike recycling charity. Their vision is for healthy, green and happy communities where everyone has access to a bicycle. They do this by recycling unwanted bikes, parts and accessories; offering cycle training, bike maintenance training, Fix Your Own Bike sessions twice weekly and a menu of business to business services. In addition, the Bike Station manages and re-distributes the city-wide bike hire scheme Nextbike. To encourage more people onto bikes, the Bike Station also offers a comprehensive programme of outreach projects such as the Bike Station Academy; a training programme for young people who are not in education, employment or training. The ultimate aim of all the Bike Station’s work is to change lives through cycling. 

Victoria Leiper is the Head of Projects and is responsible for managing the Bike Station’s outreach programme. 

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2nd Hand Scenery

BY MATTHEW DOOLAN
@ VOL 31 ON APR 20, 2017

2nd hand scenery is a fledgling organisation based in Glasgow that aims to find creative ways to help the Scottish entertainment sector reduce the amount of scenery, props and furniture going to landfill once a production cycle has finished. Our primary goal is to connect the different elements of the industry with one another, to let the school drama club see what the National Company no longer needs and to facilitate the exchange, to let amateur dramatics groups share a show and to make it as easy as possible for companies and individuals to display their used items before they run out of time and space. 

It was founded by two scenic carpenters who after many years in the industry had become dismayed a the sheer volume of useful materials that are lost due to relentless production cycles and crushing time pressures inherent across the sector. So they decided that something had to be done about it.

Matthew Doolan explains the necessity of repurposing and recycling of theater sets.

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A Recipe is Easier to Ship Than a Cake: Studio Moger

BY ROBERT PATIENCE
@ VOL 31 ON APR 20, 2017

Robert Patience has over 10 years experience studying and working within the design field. He is part of the design team at Fearsome, a Product Design & Engineering consultancy, as a Design Engineer with an emphasis on physical prototyping and making. Robert and his partner Carolyn Alexander also work part time at their start up Studio Moger. Here they are exploring the development of an open source library of artists equipment with their first project, Start Point. 

 

GLASGOW Blog

The Power of Paper


“I started to fold the paper boat and somehow I travelled around the world.”
In 
The Power of Paper from PechaKucha Night Glasgow Vol. 28 Frank Bölter talks about his practice as an artist working with paper as a material to build boats and houses.
He began using his work to challenge expectations both inside and outside the academic art world while a student at the Münster Academy of Art from 1998 to 2003. Boelter’s projects are distinguished equally by their powerful poetic imagery and by the precision of their execution, often carried out under the difficult conditions of the public sphere and galvanising the public into action.

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About the City's Organizers

  • Rob Morrison

    TAKTAL is a an agency that initiates the creative use of space. Our practice is founded on the understanding that successful projects are not just about the design of buildings, but the activity and people that inhabit them. With roots in architecture, programming and space management we design spaces, communications and business models that create sustainable outcomes. Our work ranges from self initiated research, producing events and working with clients to develop workspaces and arts venues.