Architecture Fringe 2018

Repurpose Idea

How can recycling be extended to the reuse or repurposing of idea, where thoughts, memories, emotions and physical possibilities can be kept alive, passed on and reinvented

Chris Stewart

SUN 17 June 2018


Collective Architecture
Top Floor, Mercat House
26 Gallowgate
Glasgow G1 5AB

An important part of recycling is the reuse of narrative and memory. This can be extended to the reuse of idea, where thoughts, memories, emo- tions and physical possibilities can be kept alive, stolen, passed on and reinvented. Through a series of three interlinked workshops spread over the course of a short day we will explore the premise of repurposing, re- search how ideas are created and do we have a right to copy. Merging the thoughts generated from the workshop together with physical walks in close proximity to the venue we will create an ideas map. Our map from the workshop will form part of the Scottish Ecological Design Asso- ciation’s (SEDA) Expedition Series and be developed by graphic artists 'Designers on the Run'. The ideas map will be published on SEDA’s website for download by the general public.

Our workshop will be held at Collective Architecture’s office which is centrally located at Glasgow Cross and the walks will include Barrow- land, Glasgow Green, Glasgow Necropolis, Glasgow Cathedral, the Mer- chant City, Bridgeton Library and the Glasgow Women’s Library. After the workshop the project will be further developed through the Decon Hub an organisation dedicated to the circular economy and supported by Zero Waste Scotland and the Construction Scotland Innovation Centre.

‘Immature poets imitate; mature poets steal; bad poets make it into something better, or at least something different. The good poet welds his theft into a whole of feeling which is unique, utterly different from that from which it was torn.’ T.S. Eliot

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