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The Parks

The two parks act as bookends to an area of the North East of Glasgow that
although not very large, is fragmented for a number of historic reasons.
Both at landmark sites,they help us consider everything in between them as
one place and to start the process of thinking about the communities along
the road as one, working together. The Royston Road Project with the other
agencies active in the area seek to 'join the dots' along the road, break
down old boundaries, cross the invisible thresholds and make new

The development of the two parks has been a consultative one, bringing local
people together to discuss the problems and successes of their area. The
process has brought architects to work collaboratively with artists as part
of the design team. They have come in to the area to solve the issues that
the groups of people have highlighted. This has been a tooing and froing
process, of very great value in the decision making towards the design of
these two new facilities for the area.

In addition the Royston Road Project has funded a series of artist
residencies. The selected artists have worked with local people and with the
organisations who have hosted, them to make work through a number of
different strategies. All have focussed on 'public space' in its broadest
sense, and all have served to bring greater attention to the development of
the Parks.



Royston Road Parks includes extensive documentation of the design process and the artists residencies. Texts by Liz Gardner, Russell McLarty, Lucy Byatt, Pauline Gallacher, Lia Ghilardi with feedback compiled by Sarah Longfield.

80 pages, colour and b/w
Published by The Centre on behalf of the Royston Road Project
ISBN 1-903887-03-08

Price: £9.00 (incl. p&p)

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