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3Ls Lunchtime Talk
22 Oct: 12:30 to 13:30
The Glasgow Tenement: An Architectural History
Much has been written about the social history of Glaswegians and their lives within tenements but there has been little consideration of architecture of the tenement itself and how this contributed to the social lives of ordinary people. The evolution of the tenement reflects the changing aspirations and failings of each generation of Glaswegians in relation to their architectural, societal, economic, and political attitudes. This talk will aim to explore these attitudes, their influence on tenement design throughout Glasgow’s history and ultimately how this has shaped the social history of the city and its people.
John Burns is an Architect in Glasgow working primarily in the Residential & Education sectors. He is the author of Tenement: An Architectural History published by the Glasgow City Heritage Trust.
John Burns, Architect, Holmes Miller