Cumbernauld Living Landscape / Scottish Wildlife Trust
March – August 2014
Although famously known for its brutalist urban landscape, an amazing 50% of Cumbernauld is made up of green spaces, making it one of the greenest towns in Scotland.
The ‘Living Windows’ project celebrated the network of community parks, gardens and woodlands in Cumbernauld by transforming empty units in the local shopping centre into works of art to inspire and connect the residents of Cumbernauld with the town’s natural environment.
Working with the local community groups, Pidgin Perfect and three contemporary visual artists – David Galletly, Emily Shepherd and Gabriella DiTano – created Living Windows which reflected the experience of the artists conversation with a local community green space through participatory arts workshops.
To celebrate the ‘Living Windows’ and the network of community parks, gardens and woodlands the residents of Cumbernauld were invited to a weekend launch event where they would be inspired to learn more about the living landscape of Cumbernauld by discovering the Living Windows across the shopping centre.