Edinburgh Waterfront Symposium, Event, Speakers
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As previously revealed exclusively on edinburgharchitecture.co.uk early in 2007 Design workshops are to be led by Archigram and AiA, as well as such influential creative minds including Will Alsop, Christophe Egret and Odile Decq.
AiA Press Release 23 Apr 2007:
The aim of the event, instigated and organised by Art in Architecture (AiA) in collaboration with Archigram, is to heighten the profile of the current Waterfront development in Edinburgh, claimed by the City Council to be the largest of its kind in Europe.
Can Edinburgh raise the game to match design standards of European and international counterparts? Can Edinburgh’s internationally acknowledged historic design context influence or equate in contemporary merit to meet both the current and future requirements of a 21st Century evolving City Development plan?
A rare opportunity exists to inspire greater aspirations for Edinburgh’s New New Town and Future City, generating Big Ideas for this local Scottish project and offering the potential to raise international awareness in the development.
Agents Provocateurs and commentators on 1960s to present day design Archigram have taken Edinburgh to heart following a plea made by AiA partners, Artist Shaeron Averbuch and Urban Designer, Ross McEwan to help stimulate and raise the level of debate in order to place the focus on the design of quality environments for people to live enjoyably, and which meet their present and future needs.
All interested parties are invited to participate, intellectualise, jibe, heckle and creatively add to the Symposium’s debate, directly feeding into an array of design solution workshops for the Edinburgh Waterfront. EWS 2007 invites critical participation from the people of Edinburgh as well as the professional community and other stakeholders.
The success of this event will be measured by its ability to stretch creative solutions, as evident from the design workshops led by Archigram and AiA, as well as such influential creative minds including Will Alsop, Pete Barbour, Studio Egret West and others.
For further information on the rapidly evolving Edinburgh Waterfront Symposium 2007 Programme visit www.ews2007.co.uk
Event: Architecture Week 2007
Dates: 16 – 24 Jun
Venue: Ocean Point 1, Ocean Drive, Leith
Contact: Shaeron Averbuch – AiA (Art in Architecture)
Edinburgh Waterfront Symposium – EWS 2007 Invited Speakers
Archigram Dennis Crompton, David Green, Mike Webb & Peter Cook, (Peter Cook is short listed to design the Olympic Stadium 2012 also designed the Kunsthalle in Gratz). All of the above mentioned members of Archigram are independently respected design professionals. Archigram are Royal Gold Medallists for their contribution to design. (All Confirmed)
Will Alsop – Architect, SMC-Alsop, (Confirmed)
Sir Stuart Lipton – UK
Ken Shuttleworth – Architect, Make, UK
Art Commissioning and Artists
Wiard Sterk – Executive Director, Public Art Wales (formerly Director CBAT the Cardiff Bay Arts & Regeneration Agency) (18 Jun 11am Talk) (Confirmed)
Donald Anderson, Head of Leisure and Recreation City of Edinburgh Council
Press & Media
Paul Finch – Architectural Journalist
For more information on the evolving Edinburgh Waterfront Symposium programme refer to www.ews2007.co.uk
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At the moment AiA are unable to have the event listed as part of Architecture Week on their website as Scotland is not officially a part of Architecture Week.
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