Festival Hub, Anderston Kelvingrove Parish Church, 759 Argyle St, G3 8DS
A new optimism following WWII bolstered a boom for new architecture, transforming the way we built in the post-war years. Architectural historian Dawn McDowell takes a look at the richness and innovation in the design of some of the city’s Modern architecture, exploring the often controversial issue of these buildings’ protection.
Dawn McDowell is Deputy Head of Designations at Historic Environment Scotland. She has an MA in Art History from the University of Toronto and an MPhil in Decorative Arts from the University of Glasgow. She is the former editor of Architectural Heritage, the Journal of the Architectural Heritage Society of Scotland and has edited and contributed to Scotland: Building for the Future – Essays on the architecture of the post-war era (2009) and Power to the People: The built heritage of Scotland’s hydroelectric power (2010). She is co-author of Edinburgh’s Post-war Listed Buildings (2011) and author of Glasgow’s Post-war Listed Buildings (2012). Her recent work at HES has included the survey of the modern town art in Glenrothes and the listing of post-war mass housing in Leith, Edinburgh.
Tuesday 11th September 7.30pm
Glasgow Building Preservation Trust
Wellpark Enterprise Centre
120 Sydney Street, Glasgow
Registered Company Number: SC079721
Scottish Charity Number: SC015443