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UR Comments - Live!

June 1 2017

UR Comments - Live!
In the spirit of live and lively architectural discourse Urban Realm is partnering with The Architecture Fringe to host a real-time distillation of everything that makes us tick - with added beer.

At UR Comments - Live! Urban Realm editor John Glenday will be on-hand alongside Chris Dobson and Akiko Kobayashi of Architecture Fringe to bring the website to life on the night of 19 July by chairing a discussion of all the days hottest topics.

In true internet fashion this discourse will be directed, disparaged and quite possibly derailed by audience interjections – including some voiced from behind the comforting anonymous blanket of an on-stage curtain.

Dobson said: “For one night only, the cut and thrust of the Urban Realm website will come to life, live on stage!

“From in-depth comments to acerbic diatribes - we all care about the architecture. There'll be some complementary drinks, a chairperson in the form of Urban Realm’s erstwhile editor, an audience and a cloak of anonymity… we just need you, the online contributors.

“Opinionated views, disagreements and a good dose of laughter are pretty much guaranteed. Join us!”

The debate will take place on Wednesday 19 July from 19:30 in central Glasgow (venue tbc). To confirm your interest please contact us at to keep abreast of all the latest news.


dreams can come true
#1 Posted by dreams can come true on 1 Jun 2017 at 16:32 PM
is Big Chantelle gonna be there?
Trombe Wall
#2 Posted by Trombe Wall on 1 Jun 2017 at 17:15 PM
Great idea - this will be totally covfefe.
#3 Posted by chris on 1 Jun 2017 at 17:26 PM
@dreams can come true - let's hope so!
boaby wan
#4 Posted by boaby wan on 2 Jun 2017 at 10:07 AM
do you have someone with a beeper?
most of my comments don't make it onto these pages, can I get a space behind the curtains?
John Glenday
#5 Posted by John Glenday on 2 Jun 2017 at 14:36 PM
Velvet drapes will be on hand!
#6 Posted by Terra on 3 Jun 2017 at 10:04 AM
Big Chantelle fae the Toll! UR Young Team! This is a fantastic idea. Can we discuss the lack of arched windows in post-modernist designs and how post-modernism, in general, has, at this point, jumped the shark and become pastiche? Will there ever be a new build in a "classic" style again? Is detail dead? The nature of "character" and "substance" in architecture...the list is endless! :)
#7 Posted by chris on 3 Jun 2017 at 11:47 AM
@terra - you can take the discussion wherever you want it to go! Hope that you can make it... just drop John a line at the above email address! ????

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