Lateral North, alongside Fergus Bruce and Laura McHard, developed the initiative in May 2020 and have since curated an online summer school alongside the Design Weans. This created an online platform for artists, designers and creative practitioners to explore ideas in response to the pandemic. We created the brand, identity, website and other other resources which look to expand the initiative out with Glasgow.

The initiative is currently organising a number of events to bring people together to discuss responses to the pandemic and how they can be equally applied to converging challenges such as the climate emergency and biodiversity loss. We are working collaboratively alongside Glasgow City Council’s Centre for Civic Innovation to engage directly with the Pollok community to generate ideas and projects; and exploring sites within Glasgow which can host some of the ideas generated as part of the initiative. You can find out more about the initiative here: