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Students invited to participate in ‘fast-paced’ urban development challenge

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May 6 2016

Students invited to participate in ‘fast-paced’ urban development challenge
Architecture, design and art students are being invited by crerative space agency TAKTAL to participate in a ‘fast-paced’ urban development project based on ptototyping processes developed by the technology sector.

Test Unit is a week-long event challenging participants to develop concepts for the re-use of a vacant lot at Bairds Brae next to the Forth & Clyde Canal, Glasgow – culminating in a public showcase of their work on 9 July.

TAKTAL co-director Rob Morrison says: “There’s been so much discussion and research done around the regeneration of this area already, so we’re especially excited to get people doing and experimenting, rather than just talking. The resulting intervention might be something really simple, like the Greenlight for Midtown project in Times Square, or it might be the blueprint for something more complex. Either way, the plan is to do something that results in the positive transformation of the space and the area.”

The project is being delivered in partnership with A Feral Studio, BAXENDALE, The Glasgow School of Art, Bigg Regeneration, UZ Arts and Scottish Canals.

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