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Pablo Arboleda, Edward Hollis, Chris Leslie, Hussein Mitha, Marija Nemcenko, Evelina Simkute, Owen Hatherley

BRUT Europe

The Art School
20 Scott Street
Glasgow G3 6PE


BRUT Europe is organised by Lithuanian artist Marija Nemcenko, Hungarian curator Anna Tudos and the Lithuanian Cultural Institute as part of the European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018. It is included in the Glasgow International arts festival 2018 programme and will take place on the 7th of May.

On the day of the event a series of short lectures will be given by participants from all over Europe, presenting their practices and highlighting different social and geographical aspects of the phenomenon of Modernist architecture. Throughout the day, participatory workshops will accompany the lectures, followed by a small reception and a screening of Chris Leslie’s film ‘Disappearing Glasgow’.

The event is linked to BRUT, Marija Nemcenko’s exhibition at the Fairfield Heritage Centre in Govan, Glasgow, which delves into the complexities of Modernist architecture, social housing and public spaces as they exist in UK and Lithuania as primary examples.

Complementary to Nemcenko’s exhibition, the event aims to explore the manifold representations of Modernist Architecture throughout Europe, with a focus on the complexities of Modernist Architecture, social housing and public spaces.

The themes covered by speakers will vary from ruins e.g. the iconic St. Peter’s Seminary in Scotland, Modernism, Destruction and Walter Benjamin, social art in former Eastern Bloc countries and the disappearing high-rises of Glasgow.

Free; booking required. Book via Eventbrite.

Thu 7 May, 3pm – 9pm

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