Tickets: £6/ £4 concessions
Should we stop being distracted by proposals for shiny new buildings, and realise that what we often call regeneration is actually replacement? With 80% of the building stock that will be in use in 2050 already in place and buildings being replaced at a rate of 2% per annum, we need to focus our efforts on dealing with what already exists.
This event will concentrate on retrofit at a community level, looking at projects which, for example, strengthened community coherence or revitalised town centres, while reflecting on the impact full-scale regeneration can have on people’s lives. This event will explore the barriers and opportunities posed by re-inventing existing buildings, portrayed through practical issues that support the argument for valuing and building upon our existing built environment for a sustainable future.
Raymond Young – Chair
Kirsty Macari – Angus Council
Chris Leslie – Documentary Photographer
Cathy Houston and Rupert Daly – Collective Architecture