DOT TO DOT© FORTH AND CLYDE CANAL STATION

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FORTH AND CLYDE CANAL STATION

DOT TO DOT© Forth and Clyde Canal Station is both an artistic and entrepreneurial idea that offers an innovative solution to reanimate ecologically empty sites and landscapes along the Canal -on a temporary basis- to improve the life of children, youth and fragile communities through remaking with waste, public artistry and time-banking exchange. It connects eco-schools, social enterprises, young designers, wards, university students, municipalities and stakeholders locally to think, design and remake projects to transform waste and wastelands creatively. DOT TO DOT© Forth and Clyde Canal Station pursues to “reactivate by remaking” by exploring and promoting the Glaswegian industrial heritage and landscapes and reanimating memorable and evocative places along the Canal through the creation of (a) The Nolly, a repurpose expedition barge for learning and display and (b) The Remake Station, modular workshops, which invite community to gather, reflect on, share histories, play with waste and make things together. The project proposed an innovative educational, entrepreneurial, ecological space along the Canal’s infrastructure. The project represents an innovative approach to urban regeneration, enabling people to remake the Canal by taking part in the construction of a local sharing economy as well as promoting eco-friendly skills within the community to reactive public spaces in risk. The DOT TO DOT© Forth and Clyde Canal Station is a portable community station, which consists of:

A. The Nolly Barge is a repurposed narrow boat that includes a jetty, permanent mooring and circuit along the Canal. The phase one will buy and refurbish the main nave (floor deck and inner cladding) as adaptive space to allow multiple uses (including accessible toilet). The phase two will equip the barge with alternative energy supplies (PV panels, wind blade, etc.) “The Nolly” is a community barge for thinking, playing and remaking. This repurposed narrow boat acts as a mobile workshop and community exhibition that reactivates the Canal through educational, scientific and artistic activities based on the local culture of remaking and circular economies. It aims to connect evocative places along the Canal through a planned itinerary. The boat design is an adaptive array, which accommodates the following uses:

a. Co-working space (only hot desking)

b. Research lab and observatory

c. Learning class room

d. Canal art exhibition and cinema room (art gallery boat)

e. Barge to collect waste along the Canal

B. The Firhill Remake Station (FRS). Three shipping containers will be located on site compromising of storage, workshop and studio spaces. For H&S reasons, the containers will be used to accommodate craftsmanship and provide extra room capacity due to the Nolly cannot be used for material storage, heavy tools and equipment and large numbers of incoming members/staff. The consortium project will be part of the “Container City” project led by The Scottish Canals. Estates and Commerce Division agrees to give permission for having a

permanent mooring place and a land site in Firhill basin area, Glasgow.