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Test Unit 2017 Symposium

Date: 23 Jun 2017 - 24 Jun 2017

Time: 10:00

Town/City: Civic House, 26 Civic Street, Glasgow G4 9RH

Test Unit 2017 Symposium

Join us for this two-day public programme of talks, debates, workshops and discussions following the week-long design and build summer school. Programme includes:

Friday 23rd June
10.00am - late

Panel discussion:
Eva de Klerk, NDSM, Amsterdam
Simon Sharkey, National Theatre of Scotland
Hannah Lambert, London Legacy Development Corporation
Les Grands Voisin, Paris


Breakout discussion groups with Test Unit summer school facilitators :

Elie Lakin, Jason Bruges Studio - Responsive Lighting
Amica Dall, Assemble - Spatial Occupation
Lee Ivett, BAXENDALE - Urban Bothy
Neil McGuire, A Feral Studio - Façades and communicative architecture
Valentina Karga - Building Collaborative Economies


Closing session with Ethel Baraona Pohl & César Reyes Nájera, DPR-barcelona


Turncoats Debate: 'Pop Up? Piss Off!' with:
Diarmaid Lawlor, Architecture & Design Scotland - A&DS
more announced soon...




Saturday 24th June
10am - 6pm
Workshops and events on site and in Civic House.

Free to attend and open to everyone!

Newsprint workshop with Risotto & DPR-barcelona
News desk opens at 10am, print deadline 5pm - HOT OFF THE PRESS 6pm

SubCrawl with Dress For The Weather

11am - 2pm (booking essential - select from drop-down option below)
Departing from and returning to Civic House.
This tour involves travel on the subway so please come prepared!

'Facades: Not Everything is as it First Appears' with Recoat
Create art objects that interact with the interventions from the Test Unit Summer School
2pm - 4pm

Aquaponics Build workshop with Urban Catch Aquaponics
3pm - 5pm

A live-build urban furniture workshop with Glasgow Tool Library
Two sessions:
11am-1.30pm & 2.30pm-5pm

CNC and open source architecture workshop with Akiko Kobayashi
more details announced soon

Test Unit group activities
2 - 46pm
Discussions, talks, demos showcasing the prototypes designed and built throughout the week:

Jason Bruges Studio - Responsive Lighting

Assemble - Spatial Occupation

Baxendale - Urban Bothy

A Feral Studio - Façades and communicative architecture

Valentina Karga - Building Collaborative Economies


Food and drinks available throughout!

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