Tower Blocks: A Short History of Public Mass Housing in Britain 

From 30th July - 11th August 2018 this Tower Blocks exhibition, together with our pop-up Museum Box, will be in place in Aberdeen Central Library. The exhibition features a display of ten information panels offering a short history of tower blocks and public mass housing in Britian. For this event, the Museum Box has been filled with material relating to Aberdeen and the surrounding area, including photographs, slides, documents, newspaper articles, and more.

Tower Block UK: Closing Event

This one-day conference was held at the University of Edinburgh, and featured walking tours, talks, and presentations. Many of the contributions to the day were made by representatives of organisations and by individuals, with whom we have collaborated in past events. Representatives included Historic Environment Scotland, Scotland's Urban Past, Our Place in Time, docomomo, and many other researchers, residents, and community groups (June 2018)

Cumbernauld: A Short History of a New Town

This exhibition focuses upon the social and architectural history of Cumbernauld from its inception, featuring photographs, advertising material, letters and plans from the 1950s through to the 1990s. The exhibition was held at Cumbernauld Library (June 2018)

Housing History Afternoon: Inverclyde

This afternoon event, held at Inverclyde Heritage Hub, included talks given by architectural historian Diane Watters (Historic Environment Scotand) and Vincent Gillen (Social History Curator, Inverclyde Hertiage Hub), as well as the Tower Block Exhibition and Pop-up Museum Box (May 2018)

Tower Blocks: History and Heritage of Social Mass-Housing

This talk (delivered by Milles Glendinning and Hannah Garrow) was given as part of the Urban Conservation Masterclasses, held at the University of Edinburgh, and in collaboration with docomomo ISC U+L (January 2018)

'Place and Belonging' : Final Event

A talk was delivered at the 'Place and Belonging' final event, in collaboration with Northumbria and Manchester Universities (January 2018)

Postwar Housing History Day: Motherwell and Cumbernauld

This event took place at the North Lanarkshire Heritage Centre in Motherwell, and featured a walking tour led by architectural historian Diane Watters (October 2017)

Dispossession: Film Screening 

The film screening took place in the University of Edinburgh's George Square campus, and the event was organised in collaboration with Built Environment Forum Scotland (July 2017)

'Utopia to Carbuncle': ReimagiNation Cumbernauld

This walking-tour of Cumbernauld was led by Diane Watters and Miles Glendinning, as part of 'Re-Imagination: Cumberauld', for Edinburgh International Book Festival: On the Road (May 2017)

Tower Block Talk

This talk was delivered by Miles Glendinning and Elin Jones to the Manchester Modernist Society (Feburary 2017)

Talk and Database Demonstration

This event featured a talk delivered by project convener Miles Glendinning, and a database demosntration offered by Elin Jones. The event was held at the Royal Town Planning Institute, Grampian Chapter, Aberdeen (June 2016)

Housing History Day, Edinburgh and Westerhailes

This event took place in collaboration with Historic Environment Scotland (Diane Watters) and 'Our Place in Time' (Eoghan Howard) (October 2016)

Cumbernauld Social History Walks and Exhibition

 An event in collaboration with Scotland's Urban Past, and held at Cumbernauld Community Enterprise Centre (September 2016)