DOT TO DOT Maryhill Station is a pioneering community consortium powered by Studio Pop C.I.C., Clyde Electronics C.I.C. and Dunard Primary School. It is situated in Glasgow Kelvin Constituency and Maryhill area, Glasgow. DOT TO DOT is a “citizen touchpoint” to connect experimenters and active citizens through ecological and participatory design. We deliver participatory local solutions that address local priorities and needs; increase active inclusion; and build on the assets of local communities to reduce poverty and to enable inclusive growth.
DOT TO DOT is supported by the Scottish Government, Glasgow City Council, Stalled Spaces programme, Scottish Canals (SC), Firstport, Architecture Fringe Festival, Architecture + Design Scotland, IET Glasgow, and other local stakeholders. Partners are full members of EU COST Actions RESTORE & ENEC, SCDN, Social Firms Scotland, GSEN, STEM Scotland among other European and Scottish networks.
DOT TO DOT partnership and community consortium are:
Studio Pop C.I.C. [www.studiopop.net] is an interdisciplinary creative studio that makes green spaces in the city. Team is focused on research & development, education, social innovation, service design, urban reactivation, green architecture, remaking techniques, horticulture, and bespoken consultancy. They are founding partner and lead organisation of the DOT TO DOT Maryhill Station.
– Clyde Electronics C.I.C. [www.clydeelectronics.co.uk] acts as ICT design, training and bespoken consultancy firm in the area of electronic engineering and ICT. They are founding partner.
– Dunard Primary School [http://www.dunard-pri.glasgow.sch.uk] seeks to foster in children a positive attitude to learning, citizenship and the environment. They are founding partner.
Our community consortium obtained the Stalled Spaces Award and European Social Fund Aspiring Community Fund (phase 1) to test/pilot social innovation and citizen science solutions in an experimental site in Maryhill Road, Glasgow. Partners regenerate a vacant site through hands-on projects, remaking, artistry and pop-up architecture. The aim is to support children, young people and families who are facing challenging circumstances tackling isolation and promoting social inclusion, with a particular focus on children, young people, people with disabilities, and under-represented groups including immigrants.
Our social business is aligned with the socio-economic sectors prioritised by Scotland’s Economic Strategy that connects Creative Industries, Environment and ITC (social technologies). We co-develop restorative/regenerative civic actions, build multicultural synergies and share creative learning capacities in ecological design, waste reuse and outdoor learning.
DOT TO DOT Maryhill Station is an experimental civic project. It connects eco-design, waste reuse and societal challenges throughout a network of remarkers and active citizens in Glasgow city.
DOT TO DOT partners work with local fragile communities to improve the perception of citizens as active place-makers in the areas of Art, Waste, Design, Education, Science and Health through co-creation and circular economy. Our consortium connects eco-schools, social enterprises, immigrants, low-income young families, young graduates, professionals, university students, children, community gardens, municipality and local stakeholders to jointly create live projects and remake a derelict gap site into vibrant community place.
Currently DOT TO DOT community is leading multiple activities involving participatory design charrettes, social media interaction, hand-on volunteering work and creative entrepreneurship aligned with the socio-economic sectors prioritised by Scotland’s Economic Strategy that connects Creative Industries, Environment and ITC.
DOT TO DOT community