In 2016, Brian and Sue Evans published ‘Growing Awareness: How green consciousness can change perceptions and places.’ The book distils the research and learning from 5 years of the Central Scotland Geen Network (CSGN) Forum in three sections of learning – from thought, place and action. In this talk Brian will put the lessons from ‘Growing Awareness’ in the context of 40 years of practice in Scotland and the seminal influence of Ian McHarg’s ‘Design with Nature’ to which ‘Growing Awareness’ is dedicated. He will explore the book’s 10 point manifesto for the landscape and environment, including the emergence of the ‘ecophilic’ in landscape design as a contemporary construct – a hypothesis that in Scotland is combined with the ‘sublime’ and the ‘picturesque’ to aid in Scotland’s genius loci in the digital age of the 21st century.
Thursday, 1st June 2017 – 6.30 – 7.30pm
The Teacher Building
14 St Enoch’s Square
Glasgow, G1 4DB
You can book a ticket to the event via our Eventbrite page HERE
You can find out more and purchase ‘Growing Awareness: How green consciousness can change perceptions and places.’ via CSGN HERE
Brian Mark Evans is Professor of Urbanism and Landscape at the Mackintosh School of Architecture, the Glasgow School of Art and director of the Glasgow Urban Laboratory and previously Artistic Professor of Urban Design & Planning at Chalmers School of Architecture in Gothenburg.
From1990 until 2015 Brian was a partner with Gillespies LLP, the international design practice. From 2005 until 2010 he was Deputy Chair & Chair of Design Review with Architecture & Design Scotland and before that an Enabler with the Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment (CABE).
He is a founding Director and Academician of the Academy of Urbanism and from 2015-2017 he advised the United Nations, Geneva on cities in preparation for Habitat III. He has led projects in some 20 countries on three continents leading to over 50 national and international awards for professional and design excellence. He has authored and edited over 200 articles, books and reports on design, landscape planning and urbanism.