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Glasgow Loves Concrete?



Saturday 21st September 10:30-18:30 (talks begin at 14:00) Free of charge It’s unusual for a construction material to provoke the strength of opinion — whether pro or anti — that concrete does, and Glasgow is demolishing or concealing striking examples of historic concrete-based architecture all the time. What do you think? This collaborative day of discussion highlights heritage and future issues for concrete lovers, concrete haters, and everyone in between.

14:00 Charles Anderson: My life in concrete public art, and concrete mural techniques 14:45 Branka Dimitrijevic: Lion Chambers 16:00 Ross Brown: Brutalist brick and concrete architecture in Glasgow & Strathclyde 16:45 Prof. Remo Pedreschi: It’s not what you are, it’s what you do: studies in casting concrete 17:30 Stephen Edgar and Dr Nina Baker: Open discussion: Should Glasgow do more to celebrate its twentieth century buildings?

All day: Exhibitionglasgow building

“Now it is concrete-reinforced that gives our imagination flight” Oscar Niemeyer

Download Glasgow Loves Concrete poster

Organised by the New Glasgow Society, 1307 Argyle Street, Glasgow G3 8TL and Construction History Society in association with The Twentieth Century Society: campaigning for twentieth century buildings


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