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Test Unit 2017 Symposium
Civic House
Glasgow United Kingdom
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Join us for this two-day public programme of talks, debates, workshops and discussions following the week-long design and build summer school. Programme includes:

Friday 23rd June
10.00am - late

Panel discussion:
Eva de Klerk, NDSM, Amsterdam
Simon Sharkey, National Theatre of Scotland
Hannah Lambert, London Legacy Development Corporation
Jean-Baptiste Roussat, Les Grands Voisins, Paris


Breakout discussion groups with Test Unit summer school facilitators :

Elie Lakin, Jason Bruges Studio - Responsive Lighting
Amica Dall, Assemble - Spatial Occupation
Lee Ivett, BAXENDALE - Urban Bothy
Neil McGuire, A Feral Studio - Façades and communicative architecture
Valentina Karga - Building Collaborative Economies


Closing session with Ethel Baraona Pohl & César Reyes Nájera, dpr-barcelona


Turncoats Debate: 'Pop Up? Piss Off!' with:
Diarmaid Lawlor, Architecture & Design Scotland
Penny Lewis, University of Dundee
Jonathan Charley, University of Strathclyde
Phineas Harper, critic and designer, Architecture Foundation

Chaired by Ambrose Gillick, Baxendale

Please order free tickets separately to attend the Turncoats debate.




Saturday 24th June
10am - 6pm

Workshops & events on  Phoenix Nursery site & in Civic House.
All workshops on Saturday are free to attend and open to everyone!

Places on some workshops are limited so BOOKING ESSENTIAL. Please book via the drop down menu below.


SubCrawl with Dress for the Weather  
Explore Glasgow's post-industrial architecture with a subway tour
Departing from and returning to Civic House.
This tour involves travel on the subway so please grab yourself a day pass ticket at the beginning and please come prepared!
11am - 2pm


CNC and open source architecture workshop with Akiko Kobayashi in partnership Flux Laser & CNC Studio
Design & digitally fabricate a collection of outdoor furniture that will be showcased on the Phoenix Nursery site.
11am - 5pm


Publication Workshop with Risotto & dpr-barcelona
These two studios are coming together to design, produce and print a publication in a day. The publication will be a summary of the Test Unit process and the work produced throughout the week.  HOT OFF THE PRESS 6pm


'Facades: Not Everything is as it First Appears' with Recoat
Create art objects that interact with the interventions from the Test Unit Summer School
2pm - 4pm


Urban Furniture workshop with Glasgow Tool Library
A live build session with GTL to build outdoor urban furniture with recycled materials.
11am - 1.30pm and 2.30pm - 5.00pm


Test Unit group activities.
Discussions, talks and demos showing the prototypes designed and built throughout the week. Led by:

Jason Bruges Studio - Responsive Lighting
Assemble - Spatial Occupation
Baxendale - Urban Bothy
A Feral Studio - Façades and communicative architecture
Valentina Karga - Building Collaborative Economies
2 - 6pm

Food and drinks available throughout!
Friday Jun 23, 2017 10:00 AM - Saturday Jun 24, 2017 10:00 AM | Free - £30.00


Civic House (View)
26 Civic Street
Glasgow G4 9RH
United Kingdom

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Kid Friendly: Yes!
Dog Friendly: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


Owner: Agile City
On BPT Since: May 17, 2017
Helen Teeling

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