Cities forum from British Council

The British Council this week holds its first design and architecture programme since public consultation over its restructuring began in February.

The consultation on whether to disband its specialist design and visual arts departments arose out of pressure from the arts community (DW 6 February).

Cityscapers: By The Throat 2008, held this week in Edinburgh, brings together 30 designers, architects, planners and artists from South East Asia to work on a ‘creative city’ brief with 30 UK students.

The brief, explains British Council design and architecture advisor Catherine Ince, is to look at cultural, philosophical and physical connections between Glasgow and Edinburgh, under the theme ‘linear cities or complex urban coagulation’.

The British Council consultation will continue until the end of April.

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