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Press / Architecture Fringe 2019 Taking Over The Lighthouse

Architecture Fringe 2019 Taking Over The Lighthouse 25 Apr 2019

This year's core programme exploring the In Real Life provocation will see our production team take over The Lighthouse in central Glasgow for the whole of June. We'll be packing the building with new commissioned work, key events and our always-a-sell-out opening party. Early highlights of the core programme include an exploration of queered space through the queer Glasgow club scene and an exhibition investigating the adaptive re-purposing of imagined existing buildings by some of the UK's most exciting practices including Ann Nisbet Studio and You + Pea. Our big lecture this year will be from archi-tect Peter Barber.

This year's Architecture Fringe is set to be the biggest festival to date. The Open Call for the fourth edition of the ArchiFringe received more than 80 submissions with events, exhibitions, installations, performances, talks, screenings and a summer school due to take place across Scotland this coming June. Early highlights of the Open Programme include talks by Jamie Fobert with The Common Guild and Richard Sennett with the Test Unit summer school. Broadcaster Lesley Riddoch will discuss contemporary land activism with The Shieling Project and designer Morag Myerscough will explore chance encounter, love and the Doric dialect with Look Again Festival in Aberdeen.

The Architecture Fringe 2019 will take place across Scotland from 8 to 24 June 2019.

More information about the Architecture Fringe can be found here.

The full programme of events will be announced online on Friday 03 May 2019.

About the Architecture Fringe

The Architecture Fringe was launched in 2016 by a group of architects, designers, photographers, engineers, visual artists, and curators to encourage public debate about architecture and design in Scotland within its broader socio-political context.

The Architecture Fringe is a non-profit Community Interest Company run by a dedicated group of volunteers.

The Architecture Fringe 2019 will open in Glasgow on the evening of Friday 07 June 2019 with the festival running from 08 - 23 June 2019 inclusive across Scotland.

The very first Architecture Fringe took place in July 2016 and hosted 37 projects from over 60 contributors. The second edition of the ArchiFringe took place in the summer of 2017 with over 50 projects from around 260 contributors in 37 venues across Scotland. 2018 continued this established trajectory featuring 70 projects, with 340 contributors spread across 56 venues.

Programmes from 2016, 2017 and 2018 can be viewed here.


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