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Green Thinkers: Swap Market

Join Green Thinkers for our final lunchtime session on Tuesday 7th May, when we will hear from Swap Market – a new exchange space on the Southside of Glasgow. Swap Market operates on a different kind of stock exchange with an in-store “Swaps and Shares index”. Rather than the financial growth charted by the traditional stock market, they chart the growth of sharing in the local area.

Swap Market provides a space for sharing resources, ideas, knowledge and cultures without the need for money. Recent events have included Climate Conversations for young people; a Community Digital Currency workshop; a clothes swap for Fashion Revolution Week; and Migration stories. Join us for a lunchtime conversation to learn more about Swap Market!

All welcome. There will be lunch provided, or you can bring your own along – 12.30pm – 1.30pm in the Meeting Room, Skypark 1.

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Feast Thursday with Yu Ca Taco

Feast Thursday is our weekly rotation of street food traders at Skypark.

Each week will feature a new & exciting trader from our pick of the best street food slingers in Scotland!

Expect some mouthwatering menus – ditch the plastic wrapped meal deal & come feast with us!

Yu Ca Taco will be serving up their real Mexican street food tacos! Check out our Facebook Lunch Group for menu details.

Don’t forget to pick up a loyalty card – available in reception areas throughout Skypark and from the food trader each week – get your 10th Feast Thursday meal for FREE!

Skypark 2035: Speculative Visions – A free creative writing workshop

Join artist Johanna Saunderson for a free lunchtime workshop in which we imagine the future of Skypark, as part of the project Strange Weather. Using the architectural model in the foyer as a prompt, this workshop will provide an opportunity to collectively envision how the location, architecture and interiors of Skypark will adapt or be impacted by technological and environmental changes in the future. How does your role at Skypark anticipate and prepare for the future?

The workshop will be an opportunity to meet other tenants, share some lunch, and will be structured with a series of guided discussions and creative writing exercises. No previous experience required! You are welcome to bring your lunch, or there will be some refreshments and food provided.

Please book to reserve a place on the workshop HERE. Arrive at the meeting room in Skypark 1 at 12.30pm on Tuesday 30th April.

Strange Weather runs in the Donated Gallery, and across different spaces at Skypark, between 18th March – 9th May 2019.


GREEN THINKERS: Glasgow Tool Library

Our Green Thinkers will be joined by Glasgow Tool Library. Join us at lunchtime to learn about this social enterprise and how they challenge the unsustainable relationship between use and ownership. Their goal is to build a sustainable economy based on collaboration, inclusivity and sharing.
The Glasgow Tool Library collect donations of tools from those that no longer use them, repair and care for them, and save them from going straight to landfill. Creating a community resource also helps to save people money by providing access to tools that they might not otherwise be able to afford. They hold talks, workshops and events on topics such as DIY, the sharing and circular economy, sustainability, zero waste, and craft. From practical DIY, gardening and home improvements, to furniture making and artistic projects, the Glasgow Tool Library are on hand to provide the tools you need to realise your ideas!
All welcome. There will be some lunch provided, or you can bring your own along – 12.30pm – 1.30pm in the Meeting Room, Skypark 1.

GREEN THINKERS: Glasgow School of Art Responsive Art and Design Society

Join Green Thinkers at lunchtime on Tuesday 16th April to hear from Glasgow School of Art Responsive Art and Design Society. We will be joined by founding members Blise Orr, Christina Wong and Emma Harvey, who will give short presentations about embedding environmental values in interior design, textiles, communication and graphic design.

They will also talk about how they have set up the society, sparking discussion around important environmental and social issues – from hosting crits, campaigning for institutional design ethics, organising conferences, leading Glasgow’s Eco-shopping trail, equipping new students with toxic-free cleaning kits, and screening films for Fashion Revolution Week.

All welcome. There will be some lunch provided, or you can bring your own along – 12.30pm – 1.30pm in the Meeting Room, Skypark 1.