Call for Entries

Test Unit 2017: Occupying the Post-Industrial City

Agile City

Deadline: 08 May 2017 at 23:55



Throughout the week-long programme six facilitators will each lead a group exploring the themes of:


Unit 1. RESPONSIVE LIGHTING
with Jason Bruges Studio

Using both internal and external spaces we will aim to animate the site and intrigue the public by exploring innovative light-based methods, creating site-specific interactive environments.

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Unit 2. URBAN BOTHY
with Baxendale

As exploration of our industrial urban landscape becomes ever
more popular what are the possibilities for small, unique and affordable modes of temporal occupation within our cities?

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Unit 3. SPATIAL OCCUPATION
with Assemble & TAKTAL

Using Civic House as a live case study we will explore themes of modular workspace, prefabrication, open source platforms, incremental development and the financial models to realise these ideas.

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Unit 4. FAÇADES
with A Feral Studio

How do we read the city? What strategies can we use to design a
communicative building? Using Civic House and the adjacent site as a starting point, this unit will look at the facade and design interventions around the to examine surface, layers, 2D & 3D, architecture as communication, inside and outside (and the space in-between).

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Unit 5. THE EVENTFUL CITY
with National Theatre of Scotland

The ‘eventful city’ is a key driver for connecting people, testing ideas and initiating change. Working with a NTS facilitator the unit will explore participatory theatre, site- specific design and production. The outcome will be included in an area-wide public performance titled Submarine Time Machine.

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Unit. 6 BUILDING COLLABORATIVE ECONOMIES
with Valentina Karga

As Post-industrial society’s continue to struggle with issues of resource scarcity, how can values of sharing and collaboration translate into alternative forms of economy? Our exploration will address this question in an attempt to build stronger and more resilient communities.

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DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS - MONDAY 8 MAY

APPLY HERE - http://ow.ly/OVy130aWkB2

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The summer school will be supported by a public symposium and activities programme - full programme and schedule to be announced at a later date.

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Location: Glasgow City

For further information, please contact hello@agile-city.com (hello@agile-city.com), or call 07545814593, or visit http://agile-city.com/test-unit

The deadline is Monday 08 May 2017 at 23:55.


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