Test Unit 2017 - an art, design and architecture summer school - will take place in June 2017. This event launches the summer school.

We will:

  • turn talk into action by prototyping ideas in public space
  • explore grass-roots approaches to city development
  • place culture and education at the heart of an area going through significant change

The project is based in the canal area of north Glasgow - an area experiencing long-term social and economic difficulties following industrial decline. Through an annual programme, Test Unit aims to create learning opportunities that respond to the local context, while exploring global themes:

occupation / cultural regeneration / gentrification / community empowerment & engagement / events & arts strategies / sustainable tourism / interactive lighting / façadism / alternative economic structures / ethical spatial development / libraries of the future / open-source design / peer-learning

Who's it for?

The summer school is open to everyone. Our ambition is encourage both ‘lateral’ and ‘vertical’ collaboration – i.e. cross-disciplinary and mixed skill sets – ranging from students, graduates, professionals and members of local community.

What will we do?

Over the course of 5 days participants will work as groups that each responds to the theme. Each group will be facilitated by a leading creative practitioner designing and making prototypes. There will also be workshops and guest reviews from specialists and people speaking in the events programme.

Launch event: Wed 8th March, 6pm. 

Join us at New Glasgow Society for more information about theme, facilitators, events and application process.

If you can't make the launch, drop-in times are: 

Thurs 9th - Sat 11th March, 12-4pm