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Mackintosh’s Contemporary: the Contemporary, Tradition and History

1st September 2015, Glasgow School of Art


An International symposium with the Leverhulme International Network for Contemporary Studies (LINCS) at the Glasgow School of Art, 1st September 2015 examined three moments of the contemporary on the GSA campus: namely the Mackintosh Art School itself as a ‘contemporary’ rather than ‘modern’ building; the Reid building as a contemporary reworking of the original Mac; and the project for the contemporary rebuilding of the Mackintosh library. The symposium featured talks and events presented by academics, architects, artists, conservationists, filmmakers, historians and musicians.

1) Mackintosh’s Contemporary? And The New Reid building at Glasgow School of Art in its relationship to Mackintosh’s Masterpiece
2) Re-Making Mackintosh – contemporary?
3) Architecture & the Beaubourg effect: how the cultural building refocuses the contemporary city
Mackintosh’s Contemporary Concert: ‘Sounding the Reid’

Event Sponsors: The  Leverhulme Trust, Glasgow School of Art, Mackintosh School of Architecture, Salford University, The Drouth.

The Contemporary and/in Literatures

3rd September 2015, University of St Andrews
Introduction by Margaret-Anne Hutton

9:00 - 10:30: Writing and Selling Books
11:00 - 1:00 & 2:00 - 3:30: Presentations by Invited Speakers
3:45 - 5:30: The Contemporary: Talking Points