Artists, Designers, Architects and Engineers
At its core the research and development stage of the project will engage artists, designers, architects and engineers from Scotland and internationally to develop new and innovative approaches to utility scale renewable energy. Our aim is to encourage the formation of new teams and to provide enduring connectivity between these disciplines.
For more information, see the "Design Teams" section of this site.
LAGI has demonstrated approaches to using project briefs and renewable energy development in educational resources supporting secondary school art, design, science, and mathematics. LAGI Glasgow will work with Glasgow City Council to deliver existing resources to schools as well as to develop a new resource pack specifically based on the Glasgow project.
LAGI Glasgow will help youth to understand that renewable energy is an exciting area of development with the potential for creative input. We want them to understand that it is a challenge for artists, designers, and architects as well as engineers.
The LAGI Glasgow 2015 project will work closely with the wider development of the Dundas Hill project as the partnership moves through the urban and site design process. This process is participatory, and has already involved a Charette with local stakeholders and communities (2014). The Dundas Hill site does not have an existing community of inhabitants. LAGI Glasgow is focused on engaging surrounding communities and interest groups. The aim is for everyone involved in the urban design and development process to feel ownership of the whole programme including the LAGI project.
LAGI has an international profile particularly amongst creative practitioners interested in environmental issues. LAGI Glasgow will put Scotland into the wider LAGI story, connecting with other past and future participant cities. Specifically the project brings three overseas teams into collaborative relationships with Glasgow-based teams, support research and development, and encourage ongoing connectivity between the various participants.
The design site is adjacent to creative communities in the Whisky Bond, Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, and other local and regional centres. LAGI Glasgow will provide an opportunity for these communities to become more informed about design issues around renewable energy while participating in collaboration with overseas partners and interdisciplinary Glasgow-based design practices.
As part of the city’s regeneration, planning and sustainability programmes, the project will engage communities through a range of activities including website, blog, participatory design events, and exhibitions. There are several interest groups the project will target including - cultural, environmental and local communities of the LAGI Glasgow site. This follows on from the engagement activities and partners developed through Glasgow’s Green Year 2015 programme. This developed from the city’s shortlisting for the European Green Capital title for 2015.
LAGI Glasgow will encourage recognition of the potential for creative input into the shape of city services and their relationship to the public, including renewables and other sustainable infrastructures. The project will contribute to Glasgow's ambition to be one of the most sustainable cities and re-imagine the city as a centre for green technology and innovation. This will also help maintain support and involvement from the communities groups who were involved in the recent Charrette process for Dundas Hill. The early master planning process provides an opportunity for the LAGI project to tap into an established community already engaged in the development of the area. At the same time LAGI Glasgow will help to keep momentum and public engagement with the development/regeneration process.
LAGI Glasgow 2015 has the potential to contribute to the wider discourse on renewable energy across Scotland, encouraging a better understanding of the potential for creative practices to contribute not merely to the representation of renewables, but also to their future form.