Architecture Fringe 2019
In Real Life

Livi Modern

A multimedia pop-up exhibition and event celebrating the vestigial modernism of Livingston New Town that has survived over 50 years of settlement

Simon Montgomery, Nicholas Devison, Sam Vettese, Dawn McDowell

SAT 15 June 2019 / 11am - 4pm

St Andrew’s Catholic Church
126 Victoria Street
Livingston EH54 5BJ

Fully accessible / Level access / Accessible WC / Children welcome

Livi Modern is a multimedia exhibition by four artists - Simon Montgomery, Nicholas Devison, Sam Vettese and Dawn McDowell - who have created artwork inspired by their shared interest in the surviving modernism of Livingston's new town. Over 50 years since its founding, Livingston's modern identity characterised by a network of Radburn planned housing schemes, set in an expansive rolling landscape has been diffused. Yet, it still expresses a sense of place, despite all the contradictions of today's real life cannibalising of its modernist past. What remains of Scotland's fourth new town has been captured and transformed by each artist's interpretation of its brutalist buildings and spaces. Along with the exhibition, there will be a chance to try 3D printing of new town brutalist shapes.



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