What are the challenges of working co-operatively? What are the models for inclusive city development that link strategic city vision with grass-roots activity? For our opening symposium we hear from a range of voices to discuss these issues and set the tone for the week’s activities.



Neil McGuire, A Feral Studio (Glasgow)
Neil is a designer and design tutor exploring the interface of design and politics, architecture, and the impact of technology (both new and old) on society. For Test Unit 2018 he seeks to explore the idea of an embedded learning platforms within a cities.

James Binning & Amica Dall, Assemble (London)
Assemble is a multi-disciplinary collective working across architecture, design and art, delivering a diverse and award-winning body of work. As a studio they retain a democratic and co-operative working method that enables built, social and research-based work at a variety of scales.

Lee Ivett, BAXENDALE (Glasgow)
BAXENDALE aim to facilitate public agency in the re-imagining of place through analysis, collaboration and active making. This has involved organisations being established that facilitate the on-going co-operation between local stakeholders in the pursuit of inclusive change.

Ana Džokić and Marc Neelen, STEALTH.unlimited (Rotterdam & Belgrade)
STEALTH.unlimited work across a range of projects that provoke and articulate spatial issues. Currently their main projects are working collaboratively to set up housing co-operatives in Rotterdam and Belgrade.


Ellis Woodman, Director, Architecture Foundation

The symposium will also see the launch of the Test Unit publication ‘Prototyping Public Space’, a new book published in partnership with the Glasgow Urban Lab and edited by BAXENDALE.

18 Jun, 10:00 – Late