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PLAZAMANIA: Who is Public space for and why? Conference Suite
17 September
6.00pm - 8.00pm

Join us at The Lighthouse on Thursday 17th September from 6.00pm - 8.00pm for "PLAZAMANIA: Who is Public space for and why?". 

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This is a satellite event for the Battle of Ideas, produced by Civic Room and the Institute of Ideas.

Speakers at the event will include Penny Lewis, Katrina Brown, Dolan CummingsDr Jonathan Charley and Raffaele Esposito. On the evening discussion will be chaired by Dolan Cummings, Associate Fellow of the Institute of Ideas. 

Dr Penny Lewis
Penny Lewis teaches at Scott Sutherland School of Architecture and Built Environment at RGU in Aberdeen.
She is the former editor of Prospect, the Scottish architecture magazine, and has written widely on architecture and society. She is a founding member of the ae foundation (

Dr Katrina Brown
Founding Director of The Common Guild, Glasgow, which presents a programme of artists’ projects, events and exhibitions, both in its current premises and in non-gallery settings. She was also Director of the Glasgow International Festival of Visual Art in 2010 and 2012.

Dolan Cummings
Dolan Cummings is an Associate Fellow of the Institute of Ideas. He is part of the committee that programmes the annual Battle of Ideas, and a regular participant at the festival and other IoI events, with a particular interest in religion. He is also one of the co-founders of the Manifesto Club, a campaign group for freedom in everyday life.

Dr Jonathan Charley
Director of Cultural Studies, University of Strathclyde, born in 1959, Jonathan Charley, studied architecture in Portsmouth, London and Moscow, and subsequently worked in community architecture for seven years, completing his PhD in 1994. He has lived in Glasgow for nearly twenty-five years, is currently Director of Cultural Studies in the Department of Architecture at the University of Strathclyde.

Raffaele Esposito
Architect and Urban Designer at DRS, City Design, Glasgow City Council.

Enlightenment cocktails by McCune Smith.

The Common Guild
McCune Smith

Image Credit: Simon Vega 2012
Panopticam Chandelier
Wood, cardboard, plastic water bottles, plastic thread
170 x 130 cm

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