People MAKE Glasgow: portrait of a creative city
A thought-provoking book, celebrating the diverse creative makers of Glasgow in words and images
What does a hand-made city look like? Might an urban atelier economy provide a model for our sustainable shared future? At this point in time when ideas of slow process and de-growth have taken on a new urgency in the context of the climate crisis; when global populations have begun to question the viability of continued, untrammelled expansion and the excesses of consumer culture; and when every town and city has to ask itself how its high street could and should look in the future, it is heartening to discover that Glasgow’s enterprising, creative communities are full of interesting answers to these pressing contemporary questions. The diverse makers, small businesses, community ventures and social collectives featured in this exciting new book provide a glimpse of new paths that we might take, and suggest some different, more resourceful, ways of doing things.
Tom Barr is a Glasgow-based photographer whose documentary work interrogates the relationship between work and place - celebrating the dignity, creativity and diversity of makers of all kinds.
Kate Davies is the author of books like Wheesht and Handywoman. Her writing explores many topics from disability and design to social and women’s history.
Sam Kilday has a multi-disciplinary background in Scotland’s creative industries (and conducted interviews for People MAKE Glasgow)
Printed and produced by Bell & Bain in Glasgow