Architecture Fringe 2019
In Real Life

Home, at last

How to create radical new homes for ourselves as we move into living our older lives?

Architecture Fringe Core Programme

SAT - SAT 08 June - 31 August 2019
MON - SAT 10.30am - 5pm / SUN 12pm - 5pm

Event - Home, At Last Discussion
SAT 08 June 2019 / 2pm - 4pm


The Lighthouse
11 Mitchell Lane
Glasgow G1 3NU


Fully accessible / Children welcome

Raising the Roof aka Adele Patrick, Sue John and Janice Parker are a small group of Scottish based creatives facing the real-life prospect of current Care Home culture. They are committed to generating a provocative alternative model that would solve their ethical, financial and aesthetic housing needs as they make the shift into living their older lives. Raising the Roof are actively asking how can support be mobilized that could make manifest homes that are, affordable, secure, of the highest quality and embody the changes we want to see in the world?

Drawing upon their expertise and lived experiences in design, self-build, change making, and creative inclusive practice you are invited to join us in Week 1 for conversations, questions and live-action research; and in Week 2 to for time to reflect and muse on the findings.

A warm welcome awaits.


Speaking from the heart Adele Patrick, Sue John & Janice Parker, aka Raising the Roof, will share their political and personal rationales behind their quest, desire and need to develop a new, better, model of housing as they begin the journey into living their older lives.

A direct response both to the personal situations they find themselves in and to the current housing, social care and economic landscape, their key question is “who can support us to make this happen?”

Join them for a provocative, bold and entertaining afternoon of conversation contributing to the development of a common-good, sustainable, high quality, affordable, green, collaborative model of housing.


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