Land Art Generator Initiative / Glasgow City Council
December 2015 – March 2016
Developed in collaboration for the 2015 Land Art Generator Initiative with Stallan Brand (Glasgow), M-Rad Architects (Los Angeles) and Glasgow Science Festival, the‘Dundas Dandelions’ imagines and reflects on what might happen when a seed of an idea is planted that connects directly with people’s lives; creating a new type of learning space for them to playfully explore and to take risks.
The proposal considers the creation of a new place to share and investigate ideas in support of a greener Glasgow, through new conversations, creative activities, cultural events, temporary interventions, semi-permanent spaces and new urban architecture.
The Dundas Dandelion is sited above the Dundas Basin adjacent to the M8 motorway and overlooking Glasgow. It provides an exciting spectacle inspired by the Dandelion’s flowering head and its reliance on the wind to blow its feather weight seeds across the landscape. A favourite flower for children to playfully interact with and one synonymous with Glasgow’s unkempt landscapes.