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Good Waste

@ VOL 37 ON JUN 12, 2019

Ewan Alston is a designer and maker specialising in material ows and the circular economy. He is currently completing an MA in Design Products at the Royal College of Art, where his work has focussed on the production systems that de ne products and their footprint, and on how cities can move towards local, circular manufacturing.
Recent projects include furniture made from waste marble from an industrial site, designed for the neighbouring housing development; and a series of lamp designs that would automatically adapt to whatever metal offcuts are locally available at a given moment. / @ewan.alston

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Theatrum Mundi

@ VOL 37 ON JUN 12, 2019

Dr John Bingham-Hall is Director of Theatrum Mundi and Honorary Senior Lecturer at UCL STEaPP. With TM he has led programmes on cultural infrastructure, sonic urbanism, urban commons, and choreographing urban mobility. He has held research posts at LSE Cities and UCL STEaPP and an associate lectureship at CSM. He has a multi-disciplinary academic background, holding a BMus (Music) from Goldsmiths College, and an MSc (Advanced Architectural Studies). His PhD (Architectural Space & Computation) from the UCL Bartlett School of Architecture focused on hyperlocal media, mapping relationships between urban form, communication technologies, and the neighbourhood public sphere. His ongoing research interest is in the ways urban design shapes the public lives of cities, linking study of and through technology, performance, media, and infrastructure. / @public_culture

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Minty Donald & Nick Millar

@ VOL 37 ON JUN 12, 2019

Minty Donald is an artist, researcher and Professor of Contemporary Performance Practice at the University of Glasgow. Her practice explores interrelationships between humans and the other-than-human environments that they shape, build and inhabit; environments that also mould and permeate them. Minty regularly works with (human) collaborator, Nick Millar.
Nick Millar is an artist and freelance technical manager.
Nick regularly collaborates with Minty Donald.
As a technical manager Nick has worked for artists and organisations including Arika, Nic Green, Glasgow International, National Theatre of Scotland, Quarantine, British Dance Edition, Michael Clarke Company, Untitled Projects, Unicorn Theatre, Rimini Protokol. / / /

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Collecting Commons

@ VOL 37 ON JUN 12, 2019

Hello, my name is Milo. I am a designer and maker who is interested in developing vernacular design projects to create social bonds within communities. I believe that focusing on socially engaged grass roots projects is the key to unlocking the system change needed for a more sustainable way of living. Within this framework I am excited by experimenting with decentralised manufacturing processes, both traditional and digital. Most of all , I care about ensuring that design and making are fun and enjoyable parts of life :) / @milomg

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@ VOL 37 ON JUN 12, 2019

STILL LIFE is a recycling workshop based in Glasgow. We create furniture & objects with an aim to make plastic and other waste materials more desirable and encourage their use as a resource. / @stilllifeworkshop

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Rectangle Studio

@ VOL 37 ON JUN 12, 2019

Rectangle is an interface design studio based in Glasgow, Scotland, founded by Daniel Powers (US) and Lizzie Malcolm (UK) in August 2017. They work with information
and technology and content and form to develop projects in various media. With a focus on what they call “site-speci c interfaces”, Rectangle writes software, builds tools, creates archives, designs interfaces and explores technologies. All projects are designed and developed inhouse. Outcomes encompass the physical and digital. Computation is central, but not always visible. / @rctngl

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Architecture & Design Scotland

@ VOL 37 ON JUN 12, 2019

Since 2012 Architecture and Design Scotland’s Materials Library has showcased sustainable, traditional, innovative, recycled and low carbon building materials at The Lighthouse in Glasgow. Laura Hainey will tell the story of some of these interesting materials, charting their source, environmental properties and use in Scottish buildings. Architecture and Design Scotland are Scotland’s design champion, bringing people together to create better places. / @ArcDesSco

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Glasgow Tool Library

@ VOL 37 ON JUN 12, 2019

The Glasgow Tool Library is a social enterprise that operates like a normal library, but instead of sharing books we share tools. We collect donations of tools from those that no longer use them, repair and care for them, and make them accessible to everyone through a pay-what-you-can membership. By creating a communal resource and community-run library,
we aim to challenge unsustainable relationships between use and ownership, promoting a more collaborative economy and society. / @GLA_TL

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Housing 2.0: New Technologies, Natural Materials

@ 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. / / @common_weal

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Anderson Bell + Christie

@ 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

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Self Build in Glasgow

@ 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.

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Queens Cross Housing Association

@ 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. / @QueensCrossHA