Following on from the success of the 2016 PAS conference; “Outlook: Exploring Geddes in the 21st Century” and in light of growing international interest in the work of Sir Patrick Geddes, PAS will host a follow-on conference this September. The “Patrick Geddes Learning Festival” will take place on 28 – 29 September 2017 in Edinburgh.
The conference will be delivered in partnership with the Patrick Geddes Learning Centre for the two-day conference. The Patrick Geddes Learning Festival will be held in the newly refurbished Riddles Court, just off the Royal Mile – a historic building with strong links to Geddes.
A number of speakers will offer an international perspective on Geddes’ work, including Keijiro Suzuki from Japan and Lord Charles Bruce who will be able to talk about Patrick Geddes’ relationship with Rabindranath Tagore and his influence in India.
Students from Galashiels Academy who are working with us on a four-year project will also reflect on their aspirations for their place and the new Place Standard digital app as a means of engaging more people in their local environment.
The Festival is open to everyone, and tickets can be ordered here. Make sure to book your tickets fast, as it’s sure to be an inspiring and fascinating event.
About Sir Patrick Geddes
Sir Patrick Geddes, born 2 October 1854 in Ballater, Aberdeenshire. The Scot was a biologist and botanist, come sociologist, geographer, philanthropist and urban planner. His passion for utilising and appreciating the environment took him from Ballater to Edinburgh, and then onto India, Tel Aviv and France. He was someone who simultaneously designed, developed and preserved many cities and to whom we owe many benefits. Geddes’ heritage is all around us.