Date:Wednesday 12th September 2012
Venue: The Caves, 8-12 Niddry Street South, Edinburgh, EH1 1NS
Ticket Price: £6 / Free for Creative Edinburgh Members
Collaboration and collective thinking are at the heart of most creative projects. The second in our Glug Edinburgh series will explore the diverse and inspiring world of collectives; hearing from service designers, experimenters, visual artists & musicians.
Talks will start promptly at 6.30pm
Emlyn Firth / A Visual Agency & Scotland Can Make It
Emlyn Firth is Director of A Visual Agency, a practice based around collaborative projects. He has worked for a variety of clients across the cultural sector including Glasgow International, Glasgow School of Art and Central Station, in addition to commercial brands such as Nike, Ikea, Tennent’s and Channel 4 and was part of the team at ISO who created Central Station. Firth is a designer on the Scotland Can Make it project.
Devon Walshe / The Journal, Sync & TechCube
Devon Walshe is an entrepreneur, publisher and geek, who among other things is the founder and director of The Journal, an expanding local publishing platform for students and young people. Walshe is Deputy Director of the TechCube at Summerhall and leading on the tech side of things at Sync, a two year prototyping and innovation programme for the cultural sector in Scotland, looking at things from the perspective of the developer. Sync has three central elements: the annual Culture Hack Scotland event, a Geeks-in-Residence programme and the Sync Tank magazine.
Sarah Drummond / Snook
Sarah Drummond is Director of Snook, a Scottish service design company making social change happen. Sarah focuses on making social change happen by re-thinking public services from a human perspective, challenging the role of design within the public sector. Prior to being the Director of Snook, Sarah won £20,000 for a deprived community in Glasgow. ‘Get Go’ used techniques and skills adopted from the service design process to create a co-produced social enterprise that tackled crime. Sarah is trail blazing where design can add value in the public sector and is know for her sheer determination to change things for the better.
Rhubaba Gallery & Studios
Rhubaba is an artist-run gallery & studio complex in Leith, committed to generating a supportive workspace & dynamic platform for local and international artists. Founded in 2009 as a response to a perceived gap in studio provision for recent graduates. Rhubaba initially housed ten graduates from Edinburgh College of Art in a communal studio and during our first year presented a series of exhibitions in temporary spaces around the city as well as with host venues further afield. Rhubaba aims to explore wider debates in contemporary art by bringing exciting and challenging works to Scotland, work collaboratively with other artist-led initiatives and give early-career artists the opportunity to produce new work in a discursive environment.