November 19th site walk at Port Dundas with all three design teams. We had a crisp and clear day when we started out, but the rain clouds rolled in about halfway through the tour.
Gary Watt (BIGG Regeneration) addresses the group assembled near the top of Dundas Hill. Site Hill and Glasgow Centre City can be seen in the distance. Pinkston Water Sports Park and the terminus of the Glasgow Canal are just at the bottom of the hill.
After the Port Dundas site walk, the LAGI Glasgow design brief was presented at The Whiskey Bond (just up the Canal from the design site. Above: teams listen intently as HTA introduces the findings of their site analysis and feasibility study, which was commissioned by BIGG Regeneration. HTA and the rest of the regeneration consultant team will work closely with the winning LAGI Glasgow design team to integrate beautiful renewable energy into the urban master plan at the concept stage.
Following the presentation of the LAGI Glasgow design brief, all the teams gathered at Glasgow City Council Chambers to hear four "lightning round" presentations coordinated by Heather Claridge and Cathy Johnston at the City.
Bailey Elizabeth Cameron opened the afternoon with an eloquent and inspiring talk about the importance of the Port Dundas site and how LAGI Glasgow fits within Glasgow's green vision.
Lisa Scott and Muir Simpson, also with the City of Glasgow, presented the progress of the draft master plan for Site Hill, an important neighborhood adjacent to Port Dundas.
Chris Breslin with Scottish Canals gave an excellent history and future survey of the Scottish Canal regeneration, including the improvements in Glasgow and connecting across the Clyde-Forth to Edinburgh.
Stephen Birrell followed with an introduction to Glasgow's Future Cities initiative and the City's leadership in open data and the use of research and statistics to inform social services and city planning.
The launch of the local practices competition on August 27, 2016 began with some context provided by Chris Fremantle, director of ecoartscotland. in 2012 Chris reached out to the LAGI Directors, Elizabeth Monoian and Robert Ferry, to begin a conversation about bringing LAGI to Glasgow and has been leading the coordination of the project in Scotland ever since. The event served as a networking opportunity for local artists and designers, and many of the joint ventures were established that evening.
Bailey Elizabeth Cameron speaking at the August 27th local practices briefing event on the importance of LAGI Glasgow, the design site at Port Dundas, and the role of public art and creative placemaking in Glasgow's green regeneration strategy.
LAGI Co-Directors Robert Ferry and Elizabeth Monoian introduced the local creative practices to the Land Art Generator Initiative project and to some of the past open-call ideas competition results at the August 27th local practices briefing session. On the screen behing Robert you can see two images of Fresh Hills, Matthew Rosenberg's entry to the 2012 LAGI Competition for Freshkills Park, NYC. Matthew is the principal of M-Rad Architects in Los Angeles, one of the overseas teams invited to participate in LAGI Glasgow. M-Rad is collaborating with Stallan Brand, Pidgin Perfect, and the Glasgow Science Festival.
Ben Twist of Creative Carbon Scotland opened the Beautiful Renewables Workshop on June 8 2016 in Edinburgh, Scotland. The question posed to the participants was, "How do we bring community energy and creative practitioners together?"
Heather Claridge (Glasgow City Council, Senior Project Officer, Forward Planning, Development & Regeneration Services) makes opening remarks at The Lighthouse exhibition reception on June 9, 2016. The Wind Forest team was announced the winner of LAGI Glasgow.
The Wind Forest team was announced the winner of LAGI Glasgow at The Lighthouse in Glasgow on June 9, 2016. Artist Louise Scullion speaks on behalf of her team about the artistic concept behind the Wind Forest proposal.