Building On - Mackintosh (Glasgow)
The Glasgow School of Art

Event Type:



The Glasgow School of Art Renfrew Street Glasgow G3 6RQ


17 Apr 2015
10:00 - 17:00



Building On: Mackintosh
Image courtesy Theresa Malaney, M.Litt Fine Art Practice 2014

Building On - Mackintosh (Glasgow)

Event info

Join us for this second public symposium on the Mackintosh Building.

Hear about the challenges of working with a Grade A listed building, and what new insights the fire has revealed about the original construction of Mackintosh's masterpiece. In the morning expert panellists present papers on issues facing the GSA in the aftermath of the fire. At lunchtime meet the newly appointed lead architects and hear about their initial thoughts for the restoration programme. In the afternoon join workshops to explore in detail themes ranging from 21st century Libraries to contemporary craft, future-proofing historic buildings and ideas of authenticity in cultural artefacts. The day is chaired by and will end with a keynote address from one of the UK’s leading Architecture Critics, Rowan Moore. 

This event has been informed by the insights and discourse from the first Building On: Mackintosh symposium held last October in Venice during the 2014 Architecture Biennale. 

Full programme and tickets available on Eventbrite.

For more information on the symposia, visit the project blog buildingonmackintosh.wordpress.com