A new exhibition from creative consultancy Pidgin Perfect at The Lighthouse, Scotland’s Centre for Design and Architecture, explores the issues of what brings people together; what helps us feel most at home; and also asks: what difference do community and culture really make?
The exhibition - Playing with Place - opening on 12 May, will show how design-based practices can consider these issues when working on placemaking projects, and how they can embed quality design, community values and a sense of culture.
The centrepiece of the exhibition is a new multi-screen moving-image work, weaving together personal stories and experiences. This explores understanding of and hopes for places that are being re-developed and re-shaped across Scotland and further afield.
An accompanying publication features contributions on the themes of the exhibition from practitioners in the creative industries, including Jack Self (architect and writer based in London), Simo Vassinen (journalist and researcher based in Berlin), The Stove Network (an artist-led organisation in Dumfries) and Kinning Park Complex (an independent multi-use community centre in Glasgow).
As part of the exhibition, Pidgin Perfect will host a special edition of their Architecture Film Club at The Lighthouse on 15 June with guest curator Sam Jacob (Founding Director of FAT Architecture, Professor at Yale School of Architecture and Director of The Night School at the Architectural Association). During this event, Sam Jacob will present his practice through the medium of film clips, developing a discussion about working with place and the built environment.