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ecoartscotland is thrilled that the Land Art Generator Glasgow project has been awarded the 2016 Chartered Institution of Water and Environment Management (CIWEM) Arts, Water and Environment Award.
This award acknowledges the major commitment of all the partners, including Glasgow City Council, Scottish Canals and igloo Regeneration whose effective collaboration has made the project possible. And it celebrates the innovative work of the multidisciplinary design teams who participated, including the winning team (Dalziel + Scullion, Qmulus Ltd., Yeadon Space Agency, and ZM Architecture).
The combination of a Council committed to strategic planning and innovation with a land owner and a developer both committed to sustainability at the heart of regeneration has been crucial for the development of LAGI Glasgow.
CIWEMâ€™s Arts and the Environment Network citation highlights the collaboration on the LAGI Glasgow project. The citation says,
The Nick Reeves AWEinspiring Award is presented annually by CIWEMâ€™s Arts and the Environment Network in association with the Centre for Contemporary Art and the Natural World (CCANW). The award celebrates projects or practitioners who have contributed innovatively to CIWEMâ€™s vision of â€œputting creativity at the heart of environmental policy and actionâ€.
Dave Pritchard, Chair of CIWEMâ€™s Arts and Environment Network, said: â€œThe quality of nominations for this yearâ€™s Award was wonderful. LAGI and ecoartscotlandâ€™s work is a superb example of our belief that arts-based approaches offer massive potential for more intelligent ways of responding to environmental challengesâ€.
Clive Adams, Director of CCANW, said: â€œSuch new forms of collaboration across disciplines are increasingly needed if we are to reach a more harmonious relationship with the rest of natureâ€.
CIWEMâ€™s Press Release is here.
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It has been established byÂ Chris Fremantle, producer and research associate withÂ On The Edge Research,Â Grayâ€™s School of Art, The Robert Gordon University. Fremantle is a member of a number of international networks of artists, curators and others focused on art and ecology.
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