Hickey and Hemingway, Glasgow, 2015


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ChalkTalk - Public Engagement 

Neal Hemingway     Download Original

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A temporary pavilion built is part of Glasgow's Merchant City Festival

As part of this year’s Merchant City Festival, and as a precursor to Scotland’s year of Innovation, Architecture and Design in 2016, Strathclyde Masters’ students Neal Hemingway and Andrea Hickey designed, constructed and delivered an architectural pavilion serving as both an exhibition space and public intervention.

During the course of the festival ‘Chalk Talk’ was used a machine for evoking, gathering and recording stories about the built environment through a series of participatory workshops and exhibitions.

This small-scale intervention allowed opportunities to create a collaborative design, build and delivery process. The finished pavilion provided a platform through which the architectural community could directly engage with the wider city and allowed participants to reimagine the city around them through the media of chalk.

After a successful week in the Merchant City, what was once a temporary structure, has now proposed to be a permanent installation in one of Glasgow’s public buildings.


  • Begun: Jul 2015
  • Completed: Jul 2015
  • Floor area: 8m2
  • Sector: Arts and culture
  • Total cost: £1,500
  • Funding: 1050
  • Tender date: Jul 2015
  • Procurement: Self Initiated/Self Build
  • CO2 Emissions: -kg/m2/year
  • Address: Candleriggs, Merchant City, Glasgow, G1 1LD, United Kingdom