In Person


Thursday 15 June – Friday 16 June free

Fast Geology/Slow Architecture

1 Cadogan Street
Glasgow G2 6QQ

(Erratic Drift Part Three)

Exhibition: 11.00am-5pm (16 and 17 June)
Discussion: 3.00-5.00pm (17 June)

An exhibition and discussion about stone and concrete, consolidation and drift, and humans’ interrelationships with the lithic materials that form and underpin the built environment, curated by Minty Donald and Nick Millar. 

The exhibition hinges around an evolving collection of Fluxus-inspired performance scores: prompts to enact or imagine playful and ‘pointless’ actions with rocks, stones, concrete, silt, and other lithic materials. The actions are intended as an invitation to attend to the lithic-urban environment: intersections between architecture and geology, the timescales of cities, rocks, and people; and their movement, settlement, and transformation. 

The discussion brings together architects, artists, geologists, and geographers to debate the urban lithic and its significance in the context of extractivism, climate emergency, and the Anthropocene. Contributors include: Adam Bobette, Deborah Dixon, John MacDonald, Neil McGuire, and Lizzie Smith. 

Part of the Architecture Fringe 2023 programme. Supported by The Dear Green Bothy and Thinking Culture a cultural programme supported by the School of Culture & Creative Arts.

For more on information Erratic Drift, please visit the project website.