An exhibition and panel discussion in Glasgow; part of the 2018 Architecture Fringe Open Programme.

Chez Etym.: site (n.) will explore the phenomena of place and memory and their intersection with the contemporary urban fabric. Using Glasgow’s Southside as a thematic catalyst, a panel will discuss this subject with consideration for the local geography and its heritage, culture, and identity. In three parts, the discussion will shift focus between three conversational anchors, which in succession tell the etymology of both place and the local urban condition. These are: The Burrell Collection and its position in Glasgow's architectural psyche; Tradeston-Laurieston and the opportunities and challenges presented by the areas' (post-)industrial nature and the memory held within their architecture; and Govanhill as an exemplar of the contemporary relationships between cultural diversity and integration within the Urban Layer and the relevance of Glasgow’s tenement archetype.

The Layer of Landscape ︎ The Urban Layer ︎ The Cultural Layer.

Speakers include:
Lee Ivett, Director of Baxendale
Paul Stallan, Design Director of Stallan-Brand
Fatima Uygun, Trust Manager of the Govanhill Baths
Isabel Deakin, Co-Founder of Missing in Architecture

Alongside the discussion will be an exhibition presenting the work from the forthcoming publication Chez Etym. Strengthening themes touched on in the conversation and exploring ideas further afield, the exhibition will present work from a diverse set of architects, designers and artists from Scotland, England, Norway, Italy and Australia.

Exhibitors include:
Steinlia, Paesaggi Migranti, Hanne Lillee, Holly Gavin, Calum Wallis, Thom Walker, Giulia Gentili, Nicholas Brocchi, and Alastair Jackson.


site (n.) "place or position occupied by something," late 14c., from Anglo-French site, Old French site "place, site; position," from Latin situs "a place, position, situation, location, station; idleness, sloth, inactivity; forgetfulness; the effects of neglect," from past participle of sinere "let, leave alone, permit," from Proto-Indo-European si-tu-, from root tkei- "to settle, dwell, be home."*

*Online Etymology Dictionary. 2018. “site | Origin and meaning of site by Online Etymology Dictionary.”

When & Where?
Exhibition (Public Access):  16th - 18th of June

Panel Discussion (Ticketed): 16th of June
6.30 pm; Drinks and Pre Exhibition
7.30 pm - 9.00 pm; Panel Discussion.

Please reserve tickets here.

Ground Floor
The Garment Factory
10 Montrose Street
Glasgow, G1 1RE

See the 2018 Architecture Fringe programme here.