For this year, Doors Open Day has moved with the times and gone online. Buro Art present their highlights from Doors Open Day Digital Festival – Glasgow!
Commissioned by The City Centre Regeneration Team of Glasgow City Council, this tour walks you through Glasgow’s city centre, where you can explore some of the public art pieces displayed along the outdoor trail. The map is accompanied by an audio guide which you can walk through the streets with, or listen to from the comfort of your home, referencing the photo tour. Similarly, there is also a Glasgow Mural Tour which showcases the series of Artistic Murals which have enlivened streets and rejuvenated vacant spaces since 2008.
Have you heard about the Glasgow Doors Open Day Festival Photography Competition? You can see our entry above, of Glasgow Queen Street Station redesign, read our caption on instagram @buroartofficepictures ! In a search for untold stories, the competition asks you to capture a Glasgow building in a way that resonates with the sense of that space. It can be a detail or a whole building, viewed in a way that explores how the building relates to others around it, or anchors it within the space. Entries can have a 50 word caption and be emailed in, or posted on instagram, tag @glasgowdoorsopendaysfestival and use the hashtag #GDODDFUntold.
The Buro Art Team have art work in many offices across Scotland, so it’s no surprise to hear we are interested in the Glasgow City Innovation Centre (GCID). It is the first district within Scotland devoted to Innovation, working through entrepreneurship and collaboration. The District is the result of a successful partnership between Glasgow City Council, the University of Strathclyde, Scottish Enterprise, Glasgow Chamber of Commerce and Entrepreneurial Scotland and the GCID is participating in this year’s virtual Doors Open Day. Located within Merchant City, the district is home to over 2000 companies supporting and encouraging innovation. Have a look at their website to learn more about what they do, and to meet some of the companies based there.
Glasgow Doors Open Day Digital Festival wouldn’t be complete without a mention of Charles Rennie Mackintosh, here’s an excellent video for this year’s event which “peeks behind 5 very different doors at Mackintosh At The Willow”, exploring Mackintosh’s, there is a podcast available too.
We hope you’ve enjoyed this tour and look forward to hearing about your Glasgow Digital Doors Open Day highlights and recomendations.