GOVAN + GDANSK Exchange
Northern European Waterfront Heritage Zones Network.
The practice is part of this network and contributes to an exemplary cross border and multi disciplinary knowledge exchange . The aim of the network is to enable the 2 cities to "compare notes" on authentic Industrial narratives being missed by top down process.
The exchange seeks to share and offer exemplary emerging heritage related practice that pushes boundaries .
In summer 2016 there will be a series of events in Gdansk and we hope to visit to Gdansk and take something y way of exchange with us. Watch this space.
Gdansk; with its daily skyline ballet of working cranes, is under threat and currently providing counterpoint .in its efforts to protect its Heritage.
Gdansk Shipyard is presently helping Retool its architecture, by awakening appreciation of Industry, products, real landscape and people.
'Whilst in Gdansk on the exchange in August 2015 ; we had the pleasure of being shown first hand , the buildings infrastructure and intangible heritage that our exchange partners have been battling on for 7 years now.
Critical Heritage Dialogue is underway and will culminate in conference, to which we will contribute.
20-21 January 2017, Riverside Museum, Glasgow
Top down meets bottom up in post-industrial regeneration: Good practice and challenges in participatory approaches to community engagement in city planning.
As seen above one of the Shipbuilding sheds of the Tool makers street show the attenuation to detail in these working buildings of brick and Iron.
LEARNING FROM GDANSK - Our Polish partners have fought and achieved protection for the remaining 50% of 270 hectares of Shipyard. They have pushed this via creativity and determination at national government level .
The 50% that has evaded the wrecking ball, is under their considered gaze All the usual suspects are around seeking to demolish and invade the public / Industrial realm with the private waterside interest !!! However Architect - Jacek Dominicak is busy with his "dia logic" space tool illustrating the importance of public over private .
Gdansk is reengaging its medieval city with the very thing that generated it - a trading port and ship building facility.
The debate is live and Dr Roman Sebastyanski is busy rewriting the narrative of Shipyard ... as a living breathing entity , "The very idea of Shipyard , is becoming of value in itself. " ShipYard is hotter than rivet ! "
Conservator of Industrial apparatus Valdemar Affelt is busy commodifying every last rivet and pushing the human association and culture of riveter through into the realm of ICH.
Govan and Glasgow have much to learn from Gdansk .
STOP PRESS - Gdansk - Cutting edge Solidarity Centre wins European Prize.
See link below for the latest news from Gdansk.