The Architecture Fringe has unveiled this year’s programme packed with more than 80 events taking place throughout Scotland from 07-24 June 2019.
Now in its fourth year, the Architecture Fringe was self initiated by a volunteer group of architects, designers, engineers, visual artists and curators to encourage broader public debate about architecture and design in Scotland.
The year's provocation is In Real Life, [IRL] where we explore the extraordinary everyday. From architecture, art, performance and film to tours, talks, magazine launches and a summer school the programme is packed with wonderful events and thought-provoking work.
The Opening Party for the festival will be on the evening of Friday 07 June at The Lighthouse and The Old Hairdressers in Glasgow.
Architecture Fringe 2019 highlights:
Other events include a summer school with the Test Unit and Richard Sennett; a public installation exploring change encounter, love and the Doric dialect by Morag Myerscough with Look Again Festival; a panel discussion with Andrew Wightman MSP, Nicola Barclay and Stuart Henderson as part of exhibition House Rules which critiques the current state of volume house building in Scotland; an installation investigation the adaptive re-purposing of imagined existing buildings by some of the UK's most exciting practices including Ann Nisbet Studio and You + Pea; and an exploration of queered space through the queer Glasgow club scene including nights with Shoot Your Shot, OH141, VAJ.Power, Junglehussie and Hot Mess.
Andy Summers (co-producer, Architecture Fringe) said: 'This is the fourth edition of the Architecture Fringe and it's a big one. With almost 100 projects taking place across Scotland, together with our takeover of The Lighthouse in central Glasgow, this will be the biggest festival yet. Under this year's In Real Life, [IRL] provocation the core programme will examine and critique the everyday - from the provocative re-use of existing buildings with ReTypes to shining a light on volume housebuilding with House Rules. We'll explore lived-experience and new aesthetics within the built environment with QueerSpace and research how we might all live more comfortably in our increasingly longer later years with Home, At Last.
On the open programme a number of pressing themes have emerged which include critical reflections and discussions around housing, sustainability, gathering and the wider common good. The festival continues to explore architecture within its cultural, social and political contexts with contributions from established institutions, community organisations, neighbourhood groups, collectives, students and active individuals all across the country.'
The Architecture Fringe 2019 will take place across Scotland from 07 to 24 June 2019.
More information about the Architecture Fringe can be found here.
The full programme of events will be available online on Friday 03 May 2019.