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'A Place for the Work and the Human Being'

2. Stephanie Macdonald

Merchants House, 7 West George Street, Glasgow, G2 1BA

28 March 2019

'A Place for the Work and the Human Being’ runs throughout 2019 and takes place in a range of venues, new and old, around Glasgow. The series explores the needs, expectations and possibilities of the space for art today and speakers include artists, architects, curators and others.

The title is borrowed from the sub-title of a text by Swiss artist Rémy Zaugg (1943 – 2005), ‘The Art Museum of My Dreams’, written in 1986, translated into English in 2013 and now out of print.

Stephanie Macdonald co-founded 6a architects. with Tom Emerson in 2001. She has developed the practice’s collaboration with artists, designers, scientists and manufacturers in building projects encompassing exhibitions, products and furniture alongside these. Stephanie will talk about 6a’s recent projects, which include South London Gallery Fire Station and Milton Keynes Gallery, which opens later this month.

The Merchants House of Glasgow is one of the oldest and most important bodies in the City of Glasgow. Its current premises, on the corner of George Square and West George Street, was designed by John Burnet and completed in 1877.

Photos by Alan Dimmick.