The Re:Design Option
The Lighthouse, Glasgow (19th April – 27th May 2013)
This exhibition explored the challenges of different educational building types, and looks at how designers can help reveal the hidden potential of our existing schools.
The Curriculum for Excellence places new demands on all of our learning spaces, yet most of our pupils will receive their education in our existing school estate – a collage of buildings and spaces from several eras.
But we start with what we have. And what we have is a diversity of building types spanning over a century of development. So, how might we use design to make a more significant impact on all our school buildings? And how can we have meaningful conversations with those who use them to help us re-imagine the places they live and learn?
The exhibition brought together a series of short videos from four case study projects, and two summary videos highlighting the key themes and issues. The exhibition looked at a small primary school, a rural school, a large secondary school and a Victorian building.
The content from the exhibition can be viewed at www.theredesignoption.org.
Click here to read the supporting exhibition pamphlet.
An exhibition of the Shawlands Academy Lighting Project was also on display as part of The Re:Design Option exhibition.