ACAN AT COP26

ACAN are very excited to announce our physical presence and programme of events, exhibitions and workshops in Glasgow for COP26.

This is the most important climate conference of our lifetime. We all know what’s at stake, we’ve all heard the greenwashing promises and demanding clear, concise action on the climate crisis is essential.

We’re collaborating with local and international architecture organisations and activist groups to make sure the built environment is part of the conversation and communicated to as many of them as possible.

All of COP26 activities and events remain free and accessible to the widest possible audience at both of our venues. 

ACAN want to use these venues as opportunity to create dialogue and have conversations with as many people as possible in and outside of the built environment so please feel to drop by as and when you can during our opening hours. 

 

If you would like to arrange a meeting with ACAN during COP26 and learn more about our work please get in touch at mail@architectscan.org 

Our Locations

Many Studios where we will use the Barras studio location to host open, inclusion and educational workshops including two evening events Replicating Retrofit and a special cabaret style evening Cop or Flop with Architecture Fringe and Comedian Raymond Mearns roasting the state of the built environment.

Many Studios

3 Ross Street, Glasgow, G1 5AR

New Glasgow Society where we will host an exhibition Architecture of Crisis: Hopes + Visions showcasing the work of ACAN’s campaigns, chapters and thematic groups and looking towards the future for the industry.

New Glasgow Society (East)

279-281 High St, Glasgow, G4 0QS

New Glasgow Society (West)

1307 Argyle St, Glasgow G3 8TL

Exhibitions

27 Oct - 13 Nov

Architectures of Crisis:

Hopes + Visions

'The first of the two exhibitions aims to showcase ACAN's campaigns, chapters and thematic groups, reviewing the actions taken so far and discussing our hopes for COP26.

11am - 5pm - every day

@ New Glasgow Society East

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14 Nov - 21 Nov

Architectures of Crisis:

Hopes + Visions

'This exhibition will demonstrate our visions for the future and declare our intended actions post-COP26.

11am - 5pm - every day

@ New Glasgow Society West

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3 Nov - 7 Nov

Natural Materials Market Stall + Architects Climate Action Network and Collaborators

Wed - Sat: 9am - 5pm 

Sun: 10am - 12pm

@ Many Studios

Our Events

02 Nov

Exhibition Launch Party

'Architectures of Crisis: Hopes + Visions' launch party in collaboration with New Glasgow Society. In-person only.

6pm - late

@ New Glasgow Society East

03 Nov

Deconstructing Carbon

What is embodied carbon and what can we do about it? Talks & workshop. In-person and online. With ASBP.

12pm - 1.30pm

@ Many Studios

03 Nov

Replicating Retrofit

How do we create a locally driven retrofit movement in the absence of central government leadership?

Talks & workshop. In-person and online.

6.30pm - 8.30pm

@ Many Studios

04 Nov

Cop or Flop? with Raymond Mearns

In collaboration with Architecture Fringe. Cabaret style evening roasting the state of the Built Environment. In-person and online.

6.30 - 8.30pm

@ Many Studios

11 Nov

Change Everything: Climate Action Now

An introduction to Architects Climate Action Network.

In-person only. 

3pm - 4.30pm.

@ The Sustainable Glasgow Landing

Partner Events

02 Nov

Architecture & Activism

Roundtable discussion on the role of activism within the industry. In-person and online.

Architecture Today 

12pm - 2pm

@ The COP26 House

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03 Nov

Climate Fresk Workshop

A workshop that aims to raise understanding about the cause-effect relationship between different components of climate change.

In-person.

Climate Fresk 

2pm - 5pm

@ Many Studios

04 Nov

Zero Carbon Homes: How Can They Be Healthy Too?

What do we need to do to make sure future homes don’t create new health problems? Talks & workshop. In-person and online.

SEDA

3pm - 5pm

@ Many Studios

06 Nov

Re-fabricate's Circular Games

Join Re-Fabricate in a morning games session around the circular economy in construction.

Re-fabricate

10am - 1pm 

@ Many Studios

05 Nov

Decarbonising Scottish Construction: How Do We Make the Changes We Need?

How can we accelerate finding the new methods we need to move away from carbon intensive materials? Talks & workshop. In-person and online. 

SEDA

3pm - 5pm

@ Many Studios

06 Nov

Construction Collage Workshop

A fun collaborative workshop to understand the environmental and social issues of the construction industry.

Construction Collage 

2pm - 5pm

@ Many Studios

11 Nov

Beyond COP26: Reimagining Buildings for Climate Action

Closing lecture to the Landing Hub programme on the Built Environment Day.

Anthropocene Architecture School

5pm - 6pm

@ Landing Hub

No need to register!

Other Fringe Events

03 Nov

Greenwash March

Extinction Rebellion Glasgow

 

12pm - 3pm

@ Buchanan Galleries

No need to register!

10 Nov

Living Future Europe 2021 Masterclass at COP26

An exciting workshop covering COP26 voices / unconference / reflections.

9am - 3pm

@ Many Studios

No need to register!

05 Nov

Global Climate Strike

Fridays for Future

11am

Gather in Kelvingrove Park by the Prince of Wales Bridge to March to George Square.

No need to register!

03-12 Nov

Construction Collage Workshop

A fun collaborative workshop to understand the environmental and social issues of the construction industry.

Various sessions in various locations. 

 THANKS

ACAN would like to express our heartfelt gratitude to Ecology Building Society for their kind support of our COP26 activities, and we would like to thank everybody who generously donated from their own pockets. 

 

ACAN wishes to thank our hosts New Glasgow Society, Many Studios as well as partner organisation Architecture Fringe, Climate Fresk, SEDA, ACAN Scotland and all other ACAN groups and participants who’ve worked to make this possible.

With your support, ACAN is able to take our key messages to Glasgow.

Without your help none of this would have been possible.

Thank you.

Thanks as well to all of our partners and collaborators for our events, exhibitions and workshops:

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ACAN!

ACAN is a network of individuals within architecture and related built environment professions taking action to address the twin crises of climate and ecological breakdown. 

Contact us directly: 

mail@architectscan.org

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