Opening this June, Scotland’s solely unbiased structure pageant, the Structure Fringe, invitations you to discover, interrogate and (un)be taught concerning the world of structure, because it may very well be.
Returning in a brand new biennial hybrid format throughout in-person and digital platforms, the pageant responds to the thematic provocation of (Un)Studying, bringing collectively a vibrant and various vary of practitioners and activists from the world over.
The free pageant will take the type of an Open Programme of actions, talks, analysis, performances, discussions, exhibitions and a core programme of occasions.
Championing each the Scottish and worldwide neighborhood of grassroots designers, architects, artists and activists contributors embrace: Dr Harriet Harriss, COP26 Coalition, Amarha Spence, Andrew Clancy, Piers Taylor, Architects Local weather Motion Community, Part of Architectural Staff (SAW)-UVW, Neil Pinder, Neal Shasore, FAME Collective, Vivien Sansour, Theatrum Mundi, Lacking in Structure, Migrant’s Bureau, Orla Murphy/New European Bauhaus, After The Pandemic, Decolonising Structure, Govanhill Baths (Glasgow), Eastside Neighborhood Community (Detroit) and Mansara (Kolkata).
Theme of (Un)Studying
Structure is uncritically complicit in its reliance on these methods and buildings for its very creation, with little resistance or defiance in its making or deployment. We have now arrived on the intersection of a local weather emergency, international pandemic and racialised capitalist economic system and the bottom on which we stand is shifting at velocity. We’re in transition, from one world to a different. Issues are altering, and with the intention to make that change constructive and transformative we have to have interaction in a means of unlearning and studying anew. To (un)be taught. There’s hope.
In a fancy and interconnected world, with methods giant and small, quick and gradual, how can structure as a course of, a mind-set, assist us (un)be taught with the intention to firstly navigate this complexity, then to reimagine and create a significantly better means of doing issues? How can we radically rethink, by means of (un)studying, structure’s environmental influence on the Earth? How can we refocus architectural schooling away from a whitewashed Western lens? How can we redefine our relationship to the land, from possession to stewardship? How can our dwellings, neighbourhoods and cities obtain larger equality for many who dwell there? We have now a lot to unpack, replicate upon and make anew with structure realigned as a progressive power for a wider widespread good.
For the Structure Fringe 2021 we invite you to (un)be taught with us, to interrogate your personal behaviours, beliefs and biases with the intention to acknowledge how the world actually is to then reimagine the way it may very well be.
Architecture Fringe Opening
June 3, 2021, 7-8pm BST, on-line with visitors Rebecca Davies, Anna Francis and AF staff
Modes of Travel – (Un)Learning Education
June 10, 2021, 2–5pm BST, on-line with Lacking in Structure, Dr Harriet Harriss, Neal Shasore, Alisha Morenike Fisher and Andrew Clancy
June 19, 2021, 10am–1pm BST, on-line with After The Pandemic, Decolonise Structure and Orla Murphy representing New European Bauhaus
Series: 9AM GAY NIHILISM by John Garrood
June 5–19, 2021, every morning at 9am BST
Film & Workshop: (un)Learning Overwork with UVW SAW
June 5, 2021, 7–10pm BST
Event: Unlearning Culture by Theatrum Mundi
June 16, 2021, 5–8pm, at Many Studios, Glasgow
The Structure Fringe has all the time championed various new voices by means of the open-access nature of the Open Programme in tandem with commissioned new work within the Core Programme. This yr the Open Programme hosts work from grassroots initiatives like Crumble Journal and Moup. The Core Programme has commissioned new work from Civic Soup, -ism, /different and Migrant’s Bureau.
This version of the pageant additionally contains work from the New Producers, a brand new programme for rising curators, writers and cultural producers primarily based in Scotland created by the Structure Fringe to encourage new voices and assist develop the following technology of cultural leaders. This primary cohort drawn from throughout Scotland are Alex Collins, Ellen Clayton, Evie Spiridon, Julie Naess Karlsen, Kam Chan and Ruby Eleftheriotis.
Andy Summers, Co-founder and co-director of the Structure Fringe stated, “We’re very proud to current the programme for this yr’s Structure Fringe because it speaks to so many essential points which have an effect on us all. By having a hybrid of on and offline occasions we’re bringing collectively inspiring audio system from the world over to Scotland to discover, focus on and debate structure in its social, political and cultural contexts. The theme of (Un)Studying additionally asks necessary questions of the viewers and architectural neighborhood, calling for a radical rethink to every little thing we do.”
Liane Bauer, Co-Director of the Structure Fringe stated, “The power to rethink and unlearn is essential not just for the survival of the planet but in addition for humanity. The programme investigates the defining problems with our technology, from whiteness, race and capitalism, to how we use and look after the land. As constructed setting professionals we’re asking how do we alter our behaviours and biases to work in a extra moral, holistic and sustainable means?”