I never had this dream of seeing the Glasgow School of Art for myself. In college it was my favorite topic in Art History and then I didn’t think about it again for almost 10 years. I guess something finally led me to it this year.
Out of nowhere one day, I was on a plane to Edinburgh, Scotland, with plans to visit the Glasgow School of Art to witness the architecture and history remnants of past students like Charles Renee Mackintosh and The Glasgow Four. However I got here, it wasn’t by plane or transport technology. It was something magnetic and probably not real. Since this visit, I haven’t stopped thinking about returning to take a summer course in 2017 and save up to enroll in their graduate program on curatorial practice or product design.
When I first saw the campus on Renfrew Street, I knew my own course of art history was beginning as the mix of old and new; historical and modern, greeted my camera frame. From over a hundred years ago to today, the history of this place is still being written, from the Glasgow Four, the architecture competition that led to the Mackintosh Building, the fire in 2014 and the new restorations of 2016, to the modern designs of this year’s Graduate Degree show.
Below are my highlights on architecture at the modern building, along with student work which I browsed for hours including the Design Innovation exhibition 2016, works on product design engineering and sound for moving image.