ONLINE Recording Modernist Scotland


Thu, 15 April 2021



Dovecot Studios - Online event

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Cost: £5.98


Type: Talk

*Please note this is rescheduled from 11.2.21*

In 1991, St Benedict’s R.C Church in Glasgow, a stunning example of mid-century architecture, was demolished. This highlighted the urgent need to protect the best of Scotland’s Modernist buildings, and to record them.

Scotland’s post-war building boom saw modernist buildings spring up all over the country. Scottish architects such as Basil Spence responded to ideas born in the International Modernism and Bauhaus movements to create schools, universities, civic centres, and hospitals. The new spirit of optimism and progress was evident at a domestic level too as people rushed to redecorate their homes in the latest style.

Join SCAN Member Dovecot Studios for this online talk with Historic Environment Scotland to learn about this fascinating Modernist period and the importance of recording our built environment.

£5.00 (+ booking fee) for access to online talk

Visit free display Modernist Scotland: Inside and Out at Dovecot Studios to explore Scotland’s Modern architectural gems. Open Mon-Fri 12-3pm, Saturday 10am-5pm

Every ticket sold supports the work of The Dovecot Foundation to advance visual art, craft and design in all its forms.

Image: New Club, 85 Princes Street, Edinburgh, c.1980. Image Historic Environment Scotland

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