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Studio Culture

BY KAREN NUGENT
@ VOL 30 ON DEC 01, 2016

Karen Nugent has been at Page\Park for nearly 20 years and worked on a variety of projects including National Museum of Rural Life at Kittochside, Maggie’s Centre Glasgow, Rosslyn Chapel Visitor Centre and a new art, music and languages building at Fettes College, Edinburgh. In her presentation she discusses the value of cultivating a studio culture in the creative working environment. 

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20th Century Perspectives

BY JENNY JAMISON
@ VOL 30 ON DEC 01, 2016

Jenny Jamison and artist Toby Paterson talk through their collaborative project 20th Century Perspectives, held in the 1972 Glasgow modernist monument The Anderston Centre. Within this striking setting, the Scottish Ensemble performed music that spans the 20th C alongside large scale sculptural interventions by Paterson. The Scottish Ensemble aims to perform in as many different venues as possible to reach as many different people as possible, letting people from all walks of life access classical music in a way that is relevant to them. 

 

 

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CCA Glasgow

BY FRANCIS MCKEE
@ VOL 30 ON DEC 01, 2016

When Franic Mckee became director of the CCA in Glasgow in 2006 he restructured the organisation and the use of the building, experimenting with the use of open source as both a management tool and a curatorial approach to sharing usage of the buildings resources. Here he presents the gradual architectural evolution of the building that has over the years altered to better suit the requirements of the events and cultural programme that occupy it. 

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Hoskins-Rockvilla NTS

BY CHRIS COLEMAN-SMITH
@ VOL 30 ON DEC 01, 2016

Chris Coleman Smith talks through the design strategy for the new National Theatre of Scotland building, Rockvilla, located in the Speirs Locks area of Glasgow that is fast becoming the city's newest cultural quarter. 

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Cove Park

BY CATRIN KEMP
@ VOL 30 ON DEC 01, 2016

Cove Park creates year-round residencies in all the art forms for national and international artists, collaborative groups and organisations. The residencies provide time, space and freedom to make new work and experiment with new ways of working. Catrin Kemp, Assistant Director of Cove Park, talks about some of the spaces on the site and the different cultural programmes that occupy them. 

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Collective-The Glasgow Women's Library

BY CATHY HOUSTON
@ VOL 30 ON DEC 01, 2016

Cathy Houston joined Collective Architecture in 2001 and has been the lead architect on a variety of regeneration schemes incorporating housing, retail, office, community facilities and public realm. In this presentation, Cathy speaks about the Glasgow Women’s Library project, completed in 2015 and recent winner of a GIA award in the Arts and Leisure category. 

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Briggait Creation Centre

BY ALISON FULLERTON
@ VOL 30 ON DEC 01, 2016

Alison Fullerton has worked for Wasps for 16 years and has had a key role in all Wasps’ capital projects with hands-on involvement in their concept design through to delivery. In this talk she presents the ideas behind the £5m Briggait Creation Centre, which will build a new home for dance, physical theatre, circus, trapeze and aerial skills in Glasgow.  

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Scottish Opera

BY ALEX REEDIJK
@ VOL 30 ON DEC 01, 2016

Director of Scottish Opera Alex Reedijk commissioned Page\Park architects to design the fabulous new award-winning foyers and public spaces for the Theatre Royal. In this presentation, he talks thorugh some of his inspiration and influences for the design of the project. 

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Mahatat for Contemporary Art

BY HEBA ELCHEIK
@ VOL 29 ON OCT 11, 2016

Heba ElCheik believes in democratisation of the arts, and as such has worked to decentralise and make them available to everyone through art in public spaces and community art projects. In this talk, ElCheik discusses the Mahatat for contemporary art, a social and cultural enterprise she co-founded in Cairo. 

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Streetwise Opera - With One Voice

BY ELLIE RAYMONT
@ VOL 29 ON OCT 11, 2016

Ellie Raymont presents With One Voice - an international movement that aims to strengthen the arts and homelessness sector through exchanges in practice and policy. Running alongside Streetwise Opera, the movement uses music and performance to make positive changes in peoples lives affeted by homelessness. 

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Luminate: Scotland's Creative Aging Festival

BY ANNE GALLACHER
@ VOL 29 ON OCT 11, 2016

Anne Gallacher is the Festival Director of Luminate, Scotland's creative aging festival. The festival brings together older people and those from across the generations to celebrate our creativity as we age, share stories of ageing and explore what growing older means to all of us. Gallacher explores some of the festival's events and the range of venues they occupy, from theatres, galleries and community halls to care homes and lunch clubs, as well as events online. 

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TURN

BY NIC GREEN
@ VOL 29 ON OCT 11, 2016

Nic Green discusses TURN, a performance project created especially for the Govan Dry Docks. Across three significant evenings in the September lunar calendar, a composition for bells and voice rang out from the Docks, as the low tide turned. Bringing together radio-broadcast speech, a bespoke choir and a series of hand-cast bells made in and with the people of Govan, TURN was a unique performance of people, place and acoustic instrumentation.

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