A provocative envisioning of civic futures for Glasgow, conceived and fabricated by Architecture students from ESALA, Edinburgh College of Art

7th June- 29th June 2015, 11am to 4pm daily.

11th June: Late opening (8pm), Game of Chance

13th till 17th June: Baltic Street Adventure Playground

18th June: Late opening (8pm), Game of Chance

20th June: Tea and Cake Party

This 3-week free exhibition at New Glasgow Society will include drawings, models and arguments imagining futures for Dalmarnock, Glasgow, and proposing a new civic building for the area (an FE college). This is ‘work-in-progress’ from a studio currently 3 years into a projected 4-year investigation. Students have consulted with community groups, local businesses, developer, council, and residents old and new, to form their suggestions of what might be in 20, 40, 60 years’ time.


We can’t control the future, but the students’ proposals generate some interesting questions. Who is incentivised to make a difference? Will developers lead ‘regeneration’? Is the diminished existing community key to a real ‘civic’ future? What are the implications of contaminated land, and fragmented ownerships? How will existing infrastructure affect future energy and transport needs? Does the council have a key role to play- and what power do they have?


The exhibition will be linked to a ‘Live project’ documenting concurrent student volunteers working with Baltic Street Adventure Play to construct and improve play facilities for local children in Dalmarnock [A project facilitated jointly with Heriot-Watt University] This follows a similar community event last summer, an on-site exhibition and café for the community, attempting to ameliorate the disruption of the Commonwealth Games. Our thanks to the Dalmarnock Community.

More details will be made available as we have them.