16.01.20 - OLSTORIES TWILIGHT TALKS JAN

CONCRETE

Designs to Thrive

 

Our next journey takes Concrete as its material focus with a rolling series of creative events in Scotland's three most populous cities: Glasgow, Edinburgh and Aberdeen. Our exhibitions, talks, walks and special events take place 2021 through 2022.

 

From the minute to the monumental, concrete is the basis for a huge array of design interventions, the structural warp to a cultural weft of people, places and activities. However, forty percent of landfill in Scotland derives from the construction industry; globally, thirty percent of all landfill is concrete.

 

Concrete Designs to Thrive draws on essential acts of life:

NEST, MEET, HEAL, PRAY, LEARN, VOTE and PLAY.


Linking interventions at home and abroad, we foster international collaboration and highlight mindful, functional and sustainable design, ultimately asking: 'What structures help us to live well and prosper? 

Image: Armbands by Florentina Abenstein.