Tower Block UK Closing Event Edinburgh

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference


The Closing Event was a free-of-charge day-long conference held at the Scottish Centre for Conservation Studies, Minto House, University of Edinburgh. It brought together academics, stakeholders, and other relevant bodies from across the heritage, social housing and academic sectors and beyond. The schedule of events included contributions from our main national project partners, the Twentieth Century Society and DOCOMOMO (Documentation and Conservation of the Modern Movement), together with material from one of our main local community partnerships, Our Place in Time representative Eoghan Howard of Wester Hailes. The day began with a walking tour of the newly category ‘A’ listed Cables Wynd House and Linksview House in Leith, lead by Dawn McDowell of historic Environment Scotland. This was followed by a session of talks delivered by researchers, stakeholders, and residents, on the history and documentation and future of tower blocks. Our museum box and exhibition was on display throughout the day, and was filled with material relating to areas with which we had been involved over the course of the project. This attracted much attention, as if reflected in the feedback and comments for this event.
Period12 Jun 2018
Event typeConference
LocationEdinburgh, United KingdomShow on map
Degree of RecognitionNational