21 June 2016, The Glasgow School of Art
2016 Central Scotland Green Network Forum
The Art of Placemaking


We are delighted to be hosting our 2016 Forum with The Glasgow School of Art (GSA). Our event is part of the Festival of Architecture and is designed to support the themes of the 2016, Year of Innovation, Architecture and Design. The conference focuses on the role of artists and design professionals in working with communities to make or regenerate liveable places. The conference will highlight the value of art in supporting sustainable growth and addressing health and other inequalities, and will demonstrate how the process of cultural planning and the engagement of artists and designers can support community empowerment. As usual, our programme is designed to raise awareness of international practice and highlight what is already being achieved around Glasgow.

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 Forum will be relevant to public, private and third sector professionals, community activists and design/creative students working in or studying green infrastructure and greenspace, sustainable development and urban regeneration, community engagement and empowerment, education, research, policy and funding.

Key Note Speakers

  • Wayne Hemingway, Founder of Red or Dead and Hemingway Design
  • René Sommer Lindsay, Project Director for Copenhagen's first 'cloudburst' responsive neighbourhood
  • Andrew Grant, Founding Director of Grant Associates and lead designer of Singapore's Gardens by the Bay

Download the programme for the CSGN Forum 2016


CSGN Ideas Fund

The Forum will also include the selection of the winner in the CSGN Ideas Fund 2016 which will receive up to £5,000 funding. The fund is currently open to applications.

The Festival of Architecture

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