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We haven't scheduled our next PechaKucha Night yet, but in the meantime you can watch some presentations, look at our map to see if there are any scheduled PKNs in nearby cities, or have a look at the long list of upcoming events, to see if there's one you can attend!

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Housing 2.0: New Technologies, Natural Materials

BY MALCOLM FRASER
@ VOL 36 ON APR 17, 2019

Malcolm Fraser is an Edinburgh architect whose award-winning work spans from Arts, conservation and Business to advising and empowering communities and award-winning homes and placemaking for clients from individuals to Housing Associations, Councils and volume housebuilders. He sits on the Government’s Joint Housing Supply and Delivery Group and contributes to current Land and Planning Reform initiatives, including with the Common Weal lobby group, whose Board he sits on, and with whom he is leading new policy on homes and communities. He also led the Scottish Government’s Town Centre Review, which sought to bring life and investment to Scotland’s urban centres, and is working on policy initiatives from Land and Planning Reform and Infrastructure initiatives through to Collective Self-Build. 

Fraserlivingstone.com / allofusfirst.com / @common_weal

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Anderson Bell + Christie

BY JONATHAN MCQUILLAN
@ VOL 36 ON APR 17, 2019

Jonathan McQuillan is an Associate at Anderson Bell Christie Architects, responsible for office management, project design and delivery within healthcare, civic, education and residential sectors. He has developed a research base in the office and has partnered with a number of academic institutions to investigate Therapeutic Placemaking, Technologically Enabled Care and Domestic Indoor Air Quality. 

andersonbellchristie.com / @andersonbellchristie

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Self Build in Glasgow

BY ANGELA DORAN
@ VOL 36 ON APR 17, 2019

Upon completing her first Self-build in 2002, Angela Doran became a committed advocate of self-provided housing models. She wholeheartedly believes that Custom and Self-build should be options available to all, regardless of wealth or social status. 

As well as completing further individual projects while running a small development company, she has worked for several years as a consultant to Self-build groups and local government. She specialises in building connections between communities and agencies, such as regeneration companies, planning departments, local authorities and housing professionals, ensuring that the needs of each are met equitably. Currently, Angela is leading Glasgow City Council’s pioneering Self-build project in Maryhill, while continuing to provide help and support to various groups across Scotland through her work as a director of Assemble Collective Self-build. She is also the Scottish Rep for NaCSBA.

assemble-csb.co.uk

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Queens Cross Housing Association

BY NICK RONAN
@ VOL 36 ON APR 17, 2019

Originally from Newcastle on Tyne, Nick Ronan has worked in social housing for 32 years, initially in London and in Glasgow since 1994. He has delivered several social and affordable housing developments across Glasgow, particularly in the West End. These have included new build projects, conversions and rehabilitated tenements to provide social rented flats and houses, supported accommodation, mid- market rent and shared equity. Nick’s interest lies in overcoming the practical challenges involved in providing affordable and sustainable homes that people want to live in. 

qcha.org.uk / @QueensCrossHA

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Living Rent Glasgow

BY DAVID HANSON
@ VOL 36 ON APR 17, 2019

We are Living Rent, Scotland’s Tenants’ Union. We are a democratic organization run by and for tenants. We want homes for people, not for profit; to redress the power imbalance between landlords and tenants; and ensure that everyone has decent and affordable housing.

We believe in the collective power of tenants to come together to fight for their rights and use diverse tactics – including direct action when necessary – to achieve this. 

Whether you’re experiencing problems with your landlord, think rent is just too high, or want to find a way to solve the housing crisis, Living Rent, as Scotland’s most effective and exciting housing movement in decades, provides a radical alternative that puts tenants first. 

David Hanson explains.

livingrent.org/join / @Glasgow_LR

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A Resident Led Approach to Making Homes

BY JOHN KINSLEY
@ VOL 36 ON APR 17, 2019

Born in Wigan, Lancashire, John Kinsley moved to Scotland in 1995 to develop sustainable design at RMJM Architects. After ten years designing and building the Scottish Parliament, he set up John Kinsley Architects in 2016. In 2018 we were awarded Practice of the Year at the Scottish Design Awards. Our collective custom built tenement project in Portobello, which he will be talking about today, has generated considerable interest since its completion last year, winning several awards including an RIAS Award and the Saltire Housing Innovation Award, and featuring on BBC’s Reporting Scotland. 

johnkinsleyarchitects.co.uk / @john_kinsley

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Clachan Co-Housing

BY JAMIE MACLEOD
@ VOL 36 ON APR 17, 2019

Jamie Macleod is part of Clachan Co-Housing, a group of people aiming to develop and build a co-housing community in Glasgow. 

He has worked in energy policy in third sector organisations and in Government and is excited to be involved in creating a secure, affordable place to live as part of a low impact community. 

facebook.com/clachan-co-housing

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Housing 2.0: A Sustainable, Habitable Future

BY CHRIS MORGAN
@ VOL 36 ON APR 17, 2019

Chris Morgan is an architect and a Director at John Gilbert Architects with over 25 years’ experience in ecological design and sustainable development. He has maintained a range of experience from masterplanning and energy infrastructure, through to award-winning and innovative architecture, research and teaching. Previously a Chair of the Scottish Ecological Design, Chris is one of only four architects with advanced sustainable architecture accreditation from the RIAS. He is a design review panellist for Architecture + Design Scotland and has certification in Passivhaus design, building biology and permaculture. 

johngilbert.co.uk / @johngilbertarch

 

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2nd Hand Scenery


"Can you imagine that in a school playground? It would be a wonderful thing to have. At the moment, it's sitting in a landfill."


From "2nd Hand Scenery" from PechaKucha Night Glasgow Vol. 31Matthew Doolan presents 2nd Hand Scenery, a fledgling organization based in Glasgow that aims to find creative ways to help the Scottish entertainment sector reduce the amount of scenery, props, and furniture going to landfill once a production cycle has finished. 2nd Hand Scenery's primary goal is to connect the different elements of the industry with one another, to let the school drama club see what the National Company no longer needs and to facilitate the exchange, to let amateur dramatics groups share a show and to make it as easy as possible for companies and individuals to display their used items before they run out of time and space. 


It was founded by two scenic carpenters who after many years in the industry had become dismayed a the sheer volume of useful materials that are lost due to relentless production cycles and crushing time pressures inherent across the sector. So they decided that something had to be done about it.

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About the City's Organizers

  • Abigale Neate-Wilson

    Agile City is a community interest company that creates space for work, events and learning. We operate across two buildings – Civic House and The Glue Factory – and deliver a public programme of events, talks and workshops that explore cultural and social approaches to city development. We are based in Speirs Locks, north Glasgow – an area that has been dramatically affected by loss of industry and the construction of the M8 motorway in the 1960’s. We have worked in this area since 2011 and our projects respond to this context by considering sustainable approaches to repurposing industrial buildings and addressing issues of vacant space through activation, testing and learning.