Test Unit 2017. Occupying the Post-Industrial City
Civic House & Phoenix Nursery

How do we create change in cites? According to Test Unit’s attitude, change comes from activism in public space – in doing, not just talking. Their actions, which started in 2016 in Bairds Brae in North Glasgow, have been continued this year with the “occupation” of Civic House; Space currently being developed to explore alternative approaches to city development.

The intense summer school week allowed five groups to test context-specific actions with the aim to start a process of site activation in a city with multiple vacant buildings as a result of industrial decline.

Conceived and developed by Agile City
Title: Test Unit 2017. Occupying the Post-Industrial City
Editors:dpr-barcelona and RISOTTO
Editorial support: Lizzie Abernethy & Debbie Leane
Photography: Eoin Carey
Graphic design and printing: RISOTTO
Contributions: Elis Lakin (Jason Bruges Studio); Lee Ivett (Baxendale); Amica Dall (Assemble), Rob Morrison & Simon Worthington (TAKTAL); Neil McGuire (A Feral Studio with Recoat); Valentina Karga.
Date: June 2017
ISBN: 978-84-942414-6-8
Size: 21 x 29.6 cm
Publisher: Agile City and dpr-barcelona

Thanks to: Eva de Klerk, Hannah Lambert, Jean-Baptiste Roussat, Penny Lewis.
Lewis Carroll, Starship, Wietske Maas and Matteo Pasquinelli, John Hejduk, Regina Spektor, and MAIO for borrowing material without knowing it.

This publication is registered under a Creative Commons License. Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-SA 4.0)

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