Enterprise Mash-Up to ask ‘does architecture matter?’

Burntisland Parish Kirk

Does the look of your local environment where you work mean anything to how you market yourself and operate? Does the heritage of your offices or factory impact on what you do? Can the way you design a building affect Scotland’s future for the better? A new Enterprise Mash-Up has been organised to discuss whether architecture matters to Scotland’s future and more…

Scottish business leaders are being urged to get along to an Enterprise Mash-Up on April 20 to join in the conversation on how and why #placematters.
They’re encouraged to register for the Glasgow event, which will take centre stage at Drygate Brewing Company, during what is Scotland’s Year of Innovation, Architecture and Design.
Iain Scott of Can Do Places, which is organising the event, said: “An Enterprise Mash-up means that, though the theme of ‘place matters’ extends right the way through everything we do, this event will allow it to be sector non-specific – thereby allowing ideas and inspiration to flow freely.”
“You might be helping an organisation re-use a vacant space in your local town. You might be an architect and wish to shape the conversation on how we design the places we live and work in. Maybe you have your own angle on this from a completely different aspect of enterprise.”
The event will showcase the projects of West College Scotland students who have been creating artwork under the title ‘Images of Enterprise’ – culminating in artistic interpretations of what an enterprising town could look like.
According to organisers, delegates will “be blown away with the Paisley Pagoda and how youngsters have combined old images of their towns with the new.”
Malcolm Roughead, chief executive of VisitScotland, said: “From textiles to technology, architecture to fashion and design, the 2016 Year of Innovation, Architecture and Design will shine the spotlight on our greatest assets and icons, as well as our hidden gems.”
“Places can have a personal value to us all as individuals and the Enterprise Mash-up event will give everybody a chance to participate in discussions whilst celebrating talent, design and the legacy that good buildings and places can leave.”
Delegates will also hear from Dublin-born architect, musician and artist George Boyle, who has been described as a quixotic, determined, cryptic, liberal architect and earth-mother – in a hat.
Boyle will talk about how design has to transcend the practical and economic to fulfill its full purpose.
The event will also present a range of inspiring ‘can do’ stories from a range of sectors, including food and drink, and will find out about a revolutionary platform designed to allow teenagers to exhibit their talents around the whole UK.
Please note there is a fee to attend this event.

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