This project brought together a team of designers, final year design students and graduate designers, civic and academic stakeholders from the GSA Innovation School’s Master of European Design programme and the Centre For Civic Innovation at Glasgow City Council to collaboratively explore Glasgow’s future stories from a human-centred and place-based perspective.
In the Post Covid-19 world, the council needs to plan for the socio-economic challenges ahead, and ensure services are developed with, rather than for, citizens, their communities and the places they inhabit, to ensure they are fit for the 21st century.
So, what might a more porous, participatory future Glasgow look like in 2030, who might the citizens who inhabit it be? Where, and how, do their lives play out – how does design, data and innovation influence, involve and empower them and what might they need in terms of future products, services and experiences, and why?
CCI is a pioneering citizen-centred design team within GCC, responsible for establishing a design-led approach to the understanding of societal shifts and civic experiences within the city. They are developing and inspiring a network of designers and solvers across the breadth of the city to enthuse and empower citizens to co-design the city they want to live in.
Stevie McGowan, (Partner Lead. Creative Design Lead, Centre For Civic Innovation, Glasgow City Council), Kirsty Ross, (Academic Lead. Lecturer in Product Design, GSA Innovation School), Dr Marianne McAra, (Project Researcher. Creative Engagement Research Fellow, GSA Innovation School)
Pauline Barbier, MEDes final year student
Neal Cameron, MEDes final year student
Heather Hamilton, Design Research / Service Design (CCI)
Chris Jamieson, Designer, Centre For Civic Innovation
Stanislaw MacLeod, MEDes final year student
Mafalda Moreaud, GSA Graduate Designer
Edoardo Piroddi, MEDes final year student
Zsofia Szonja, GSA Graduate Designer
We would also like to thank all of the participants from our expert and citizen engagement sessions and workshops, as well as the following individuals and organisations for their invaluable contributions to our project:
John Campbell, Innovation Lead, Centre For Civic Innovation
Euan McGlynn, Storyteller, Centre For Civic Innovation
Marie McLelland, Economic Development Officer, Glasgow City Council
Guy Wells, Data Scientist, Centre For Civic Innovation
Dr Cara Broadley, Research Fellow in Public Services, Wellbeing and Equality
Kaitlyn DeBiasse, Lecturer in Product Design
Dr Michael Johnson, Creative Economy Innovation Leadership Fellow
Dr Janet Kelly, Lecturer in Product Design
Dr Mafalda Moreira, Lecturer in Research Methods
Zoe Prosser, Lecturer in Social Design
Prof. Brian Evans, Glasgow’s City Urbanist, Professor of Urbanism and Landscape at the Mackintosh School of Architecture, Glasgow School of Art
Santini Basra, Founding Director, AndThen
Freyja Harris, Designer and Researcher, AndThen
Harriet Simms, Community Engagement Officer, Glasgow School of Art
Central West Integration Network