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Chto Delat
The new materialist time, histories and lines: Open Workshop

Sun 4 August 2019

How do we understand the forces of transformation impacting our city in the last 30 years? This event and Chto Delat’s exhibition Times, Lines and 1989s aims to examine different material conditions, processes and events of significance from Glasgow since 1989 - and to open a discussion about how these events might help us think about the future.

Join CCA and Chto Delat alongside invited speakers Jenny Brownrigg (writer and curator, GSA exhibitions director), Judy Wilkinson (Glasgow Allotment Forum) and Paula Larkin (Spirit of Revolt) who will share their own pertinent histories, times and lines covering a range of experiences of Glasgow from 1989 to the present day. These invited speakers will discuss their own civic and cultural contexts, examining various cultural shifts and activist histories. Each speaker has been asked to choose one event from the last 30 years that could be added to a Glasgow timeline, informing a discussion about the differing material, political and social conditions that have brought us to the present today. Through this discussion, audience members may also contribute their own events to the timeline/s that will appear in the CCA Gallery from 10 August.

About the speakers

Jenny Brownrigg is a writer and curator living in Glasgow. She is also Exhibitions Director at The Glasgow School of Art. From 2002-9 she was curator at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design, Dundee. Other previous posts have included; Project Officer at Grizedale Arts, Cumbria (2000-2); and Gallery Co-ordinator at Changing Room Gallery, Stirling, Scotland (1998-9). She graduated with BA (hons) Fine Art from Glasgow School of Art (1990-4) and MFA at DJCAD (1996).

Judy Wilkinson has cultivated her allotment plot in the West End of Glasgow for over 40 years. Recognising the multiple benefits they offer to people and to the environment, she campaigns for better allotment provision. She has co-authored a book, written various articles and papers about allotments and was part of the ‘Heritage of Glasgow’s Allotments' project’ 2010-2012.

Paula Larkin is the archivist for Spirit of Revolt – Archives of Dissent. The Archive collects, manages and preserves multi-media records from Glasgow’s and Clydeside’s anarchist and libertarian-socialist past and present.

Mediated by CCA Public Engagement Curator Viviana Checchia.

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This event is part of the programme for Chto Delat | Times, Lines, 1989s