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Modernism at the Glasgow Doors Open Days
DATE: 10/9/2018
As part of the Glasgow Doors Open Days from 10 to 16 September 2018, the 1967 Anderston Kelvingrove Parish Church, designed by Honeyman Jack & Robertson and now Category B listed, became a Festival Pop-Up Hub, at which, over several days, a series of fantastic talks on 20th-century architecture and urbanism were held.
It all started, on Monday, 10 September 2018, with Raw Concrete: Brutalism, Architecture and Energy and Glasgow Unbuilt ´Cultural Centre´, two talks by the architectural historians Barnabas Calder and Alistair Fair respectively. On Tuesday, the architect Mark Baines discussed in his talk, titled In Search of Light: The Architecture of Gillespie, Kidd & Coia, the architectural work of the architects Andy MacMillan and Izi Metzstein. Baines´ talk was complemented by Dawn McDowell´s, outlining, in Modernism in the City, the listing of Glasgow´s post-war buildings. And on Wednesday, the history and legacy of Scotland´s New Town Movement was featured in Diane Watters´s talk, Utopia or Cabuncle?. The remainder of the week featured a selection of fascinating talks and workshops about present-day architectural and urban matters.

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