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(re)Grown: Sowing a Bio-based Material Culture proposes that in order to act as the agents of sustainable change and transformation required to meet the social and environmental crises of our time, the construction industry must develop holistic strategies for sustainable intervention.


Time & Location

03 Jun 2023, 12:00 – 17 Jun 2023, 16:00

105 French St, Glasgow G40, UK

About the event

To combat the climate crisis it is imperative that the construction industry transitions towards a cleaner, more sustainable and circular future, with actions required at both the national, local and individual level. In practice this means decarbonising society by; rapidly shifting our reliance upon fossil fuels towards cleaner renewable energy sources; significantly reducing our collective energy demand; changing our building practices to focus on renewable bio-based material construction methods and materials; retrofit our existing building stock to meet future energy use targets, both operational and embodied; and develop effective models of circular material and resource use.

In collaboration with Material Cultures, New Future Construction present a library of recent sustainable material innovations from Scotland and beyond, alongside their installation ‘Homegrown’ recently exhibited at the Building Centre in London. The three films produced by Material Cultures will also be displayed which “reimagine how we use land at a local, regional and national scale, offering the chance for economic and social renewal, and refiguring how we live.”

The exhibition and material display begin to explore the possibilities of a more environmentally equitable future – one that veers away from prevailing carbon-heavy industry models and towards a regenerative and bio-regional material economy. We ask the audience to critically reassess their relationship with the built environment by engaging with our landscapes and its materials holistically.

A public programme of in-person discussions, workshops, and family activities will take place at the French Street venue throughout the exhibition run.

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