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From Cooling Towers to Stone Circles: the heritage of Sighthill

From Cooling Towers to Stone Circles: the heritage of Sighthill

College of Arts | The Dear Green Bothy | Being Human Festival
Date: Thursday 11 November 2021 - Saturday 20 November 2021
Time: 10:00
Venue: online
Category: Exhibitions, COP 26 Online
Website: deargreenbothy.gla.ac.uk/exhibition/heritage-of-sighthill/

Exhibition website will be live from Thursday 11 November.
Please email arts-events@glasgow.ac.uk to register interest and for a reminder when the site goes live.

Part of the Being Human Festival 2021.

This online exhibition tells the story of the history and heritage of Sighthill, an area of Glasgow currently being reborn as one of the largest urban redevelopment projects in Europe after the demolition and removal of much of old Sighthill. Through images, text, interviews, and short pre-recorded talks – all informed by Sighthill community members past and present – the rich 20th and 21st century heritage of this place will be celebrated, from the Pinkston cooling tower, to high rise living, to the two incarnations of the unique Sighthill Stone Circle. Visitors are also invited to comment on content and upload their own heritage images, reflecting on the process of reimagining one’s social environment.

Presented as part of The Dear Green Bothy, a collaborative cultural programme from the University of Glasgow’s College of Arts showcasing creative and critical responses to climate emergency.

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