By Architecture Fringe
The programme for the Architecture Fringe 2018 will launch at 10am on Tuesday 1st May!
This year’s #ArchiFringe will be the largest to date with over 70 projects across Scotland with architecture, art, dance, music, live performance, film, photography, tours, talks, debates and a summer school. Excited? Yaaaaaas! :-)
This year the programme also reflects the growing geographic reach of the fringe, with activity from Abriachan, Forres and Aberdeen to Lochgoilhead, Dunoon, Glasgow, Croy, Cumbernauld, Stirling, Kelty, Edinburgh and Mellerstain.
Some sneaky open programme teasers include a Salon de Refuses in Portobello where a celebration of rejection will take place for works that never were; a day of cultural and creative activism in land reform followed by a mid-summer evening of music, song and bonfire up above Loch Ness; a one-day cinematic marathon from dawn til dusk presenting all things architecture, design and Barbicania..; a sonic dialogue exploring our responsiveness to modern heritage in-situ at Craigsbank Church; and a raucous Turncoats debate on the slow-death financialisation of our art and architecture schools - cheery! Just a snippet of what’s on in June.
Core Programme Update
The strength of the Architecture Fringe is the symbiotic energy, reflective inspiration and mutual support that the open and core programmes provide for each other on an annual basis. Since October at the monthly open meet-ups the Architecture Fringe production team has pitched, presented and taken feedback on this year’s core programme proposals. This well thought-through and carefully put-together programme of research, commissioned work, exhibitions and events under the COMMON/SENSES provocation was submitted for public funding in December. In March of this year we were informed that our submission to that month’s Creative Scotland assessment panel was unsuccessful. We understand that the panel were to assess almost £600,000 worth of work against an available budget of £290,000. No easy task. Any application seeking funding within the framework of the Open Project Fund system inherently carries the risk of being declined. On submission our application to Creative Scotland was internally assessed and scored 11 out of a maximum of 12 points. There was no detrimental queries or feedback. We would like to take this opportunity to thank our liaison officers at Creative Scotland who, for over three years now, have been incredibly responsive, supportive and encouraging towards the Architecture Fringe.
With this in mind our core programme for the Architecture Fringe 2018 will be a little more nimble and fully utilise the funds and resources that we have. We will be exploring and establishing positions on a variety of critical topics within the COMMON/SENSES provocation through tours, events and exhibitions. These will subsequently be used to further inform our future work. There’ll also be our wonderful, amazing, always a rave-in-the-making Opening Party in Glasgow and our wonderful, provocative and high-profile Closing Lecture in Edinburgh. We would like to acknowledge and thank the support that will make this possible from the Scottish Government, University of Edinburgh, Helen Lucas Architects, GRAS, Custom Lane, Collective Architecture, Urban Pioneers, Calum Duncan Architects, Konishi Gaffney Architects and iGuzzini.
Thank you to everyone who continues to support us and to all the open programme contributors for using the platform as intended. Good work!
Full details for all will be revealed on Tuesday.
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