Mon, 20th Nov 19:30 - 20:30
Diane Watters : St Peter's, Cardross: Birth, Death and Renewal
It has been called both Scotland's best and worst twentieth century building. In 1992, it was listed category A. One of its architects suggested the idea of 'everything being stripped away except the concrete itself - a purely romantic conception of the buildingas beautiful ruin'.And now in 2016, St Peter's is renewed as a cultural space through the work of the arts organisation NVA.
In this landmark book, Diane Watters looks at the history of a structure that emerged out of an innovative phase of post-war Catholic churchbuilding. She traces the story of an architectural failure which morphed into a tragic modernist myth: unappreciated architects betrayed by an unloving client, and abandoned by an uncaring society. This is a historian's account of the real story of St Peter's College: an exploration of how one of Scotland's most singular buildings became one of its most troubled - and most celebrated.
Ticket price : £3.00