Designs to Thrive
Places and Spaces for Living Well
We introduce our Concrete Designs to Thrive in June 2021, with Scotland's Architecture Fringe.
More details and ticket reservations on our Eventbrite page.
Join us live online in a series of encounters along our new Concrete Walk by Design in Edinburgh.
We talk to design experts and enthusiasts as we outline themes and objectives of this latest material journey.
Offer your own questions and comments using the chat function under our video screen.
From the minute to the monumental, concrete is the basis for a huge array of interventions across art, design and industry, the structural warp to a cultural weft of people, places and activities.
It is the most utilised material on the planet after water and contributes to 8% of global CO2 emissions. In Scotland, 40% of landfill derives from the construction industry.
Designers are confronted by the heavy carbon footprint of this ubiquitous material and seek mindful, functional and sustainable design solutions.
Concrete Designs to Thrive draws on seven essential acts of life:
MEET, LEARN, NEST, PRAY, HEAL, PLAY, and VOTE.
In a rolling series of creative events, we journey to Scotland's seven cities, on the ground from 2022.
Linking interventions at home and abroad, we foster international collaboration.
In all we ask, what places and spaces help us live well and prosper?
Culture Hub & City Square
6-6.30pm Tuesday 8 June 2021
Camera Obscura, Riddels Court
Emma Olver, Patrick Geddes Centre
discussing Design Legacies
'By leaves we live'
Library & Campus
6-6.30pm Wednesday 9 June 2021
Edinburgh Uni Library and Campus
Fran Baseby, Special Collections
discussing Design Archives
By an urban parkland
Home & Neighborhood
6-6.30pm Thursday 10 June 2021
Old Town Garden
Paul and Ed, Residents
discussing Design Regeneration
By an inner city green
Faith & Sanctuary
1.30-2pm Friday 11 June 2021
Charteris Court Sculpture, St John's St
Joanna Kessel, Artist
discussing Design and the spiritual
By art in the urban realm
Health Care & Well-Being Centre
6-6.30pm Tuesday 15 June 2021
Scottish Poetry Library
Ruthanne Baxter, University of Edinburgh Museums
discussing Design for social prescription
By walks with nature
Pavillion & Parkland
6-6.30pm Wednesday 16 June 2021
CRAGS Centre St Leonard's
Kate Foggo, Edinburgh Frontrunners
discussing Design for Fun
By forms in the landscape
Parliament & Council Chamber
6-6.30pm Thursday 17 June 2021
Scottish Parliament Grounds
discussing Design with Nature
By a National landscape