Where do we feel most at home?
What brings us together?
And what difference does culture really make?
These questions shape Playing with Place, a new exhibition by Pidgin Perfect. Playing with Place will explore an emerging wave of design-based practice bringing together quality design, community values and a sense of culture in placemaking projects.
At the centre of the exhibition will be a new multi-screen moving-image work, weaving together personal stories and experiences, and exploring our understanding of, and hopes for, places that are being re-developed and re-shaped from Sighthill, Glasgow to Lahore, Pakistan.
The accompanying Playing with Place publication brings together voices from across the creative industries to engage with these themes and questions, adding context and critical dialogues to the exhibition. The publication features contributions from Jack Self (architect and writer based in London), Sam Trotman (Director at Scottish Sculpture Workshop), Simo Vassinen (journalist and researcher based in Berlin), The Stove (artist-led organisation in Dumfries, Scotland) and Kinning Park Complex (independent multi-use community centre in Glasgow, Scotland).
Play with Place was originally commissioned by The Lighthouse for their 2017 Programme. The Playing with Publication is supported by The Glasgow School of Art & the Mackintosh School of Architecture.
Pidgin Perfect is an award winning creative consultancy working internationally on a wide range of creative events, development programmes and placemaking projects.
Pidgin Perfect was founded by Dele Adeyemo (Atelier Jean Nouvel, Paris), Marc Cairns (Studio Daniel Libeskind, New York) and Becca Thomas (Collective Architecture, Glasgow). Since 2011, we have worked with clients such as The Scottish Government, Balfour Beatty, Historic England, National Theatre of Scotland and The British Council to place the community at the heart of their projects.