CSGN Forum

The Art of Placemaking – 2016 Central Scotland Green Network Forum

This event took place on 21 June 2016 at The Glasgow School of Art

In June 2016, we were delighted to host our 2016 Forum with The Glasgow School of Art (GSA). Our event was part of the Festival of Architecture and was designed to support the themes of the 2016, Year of Innovation, Architecture and Design. The conference focused on the role of artists and design professionals in working with communities to make or regenerate liveable places. The conference aimed to highlight the value of art in supporting sustainable growth and addressing health and other inequalities, and demonstrate how the process of cultural planning and the engagement of artists and designers can support community empowerment. The programme was designed to raise awareness of international practice and highlight what’s already being achieved around Glasgow.

Highlights from 2016 CSGN Forum

Keynote speaker presentations

Wayne Hemingway, Founder of Red or Dead and Hemingway Design
Designing for Communities

René Sommer Lindsay, Project Director for Copenhagen's first 'cloudburst' responsive neighbourhood
Copenhagen’s Climate Neighbourhoods

Andrew Grant, Founding Director of Grant Associates and lead designer of Singapore's Gardens by the Bay
From Sheffield to Singapore; how creative communities make special places

The Glasgow School of Art

The GSA is recognised as one of Europe's leading higher education institutions and aims to be a global leader in studio-based learning and research: collaborating locally, nationally and internationally and transforming thinking by developing creative approaches with new audiences.

Research is pivotal in the creative development of the School. It is the sphere in which staff and students share and exchange ideas, knowledge and interests. In the UK-wide Research Assessment Exercise 2008, the School was ranked as the second largest art and design research community in the UK, with 25% of its research considered to be world leading and a further 25% internationally recognised.

The Festival of Architecture

The Festival of Architecture programme is available here www.foa2016.com