Let's Talk Shop
Let's Talk Shop is a creative learning project examining the heritage of Govan through its high street and is part of the Govan Cross Townscape Heritage Initiative.
Developed and delivered by Geraldine during the Autumn Term 2013, primary 7 pupils from schools across Central Govan participated in a series of creative learning workshops and field trips to learn about their local area and built environment.
Focusing on the heart of Govan’s historic centre at Govan Road and Water Row, pupils from Pirie Park, Riverside, St. Constantine’s and St. Saviour’s Primary Schools explore the physical, social and cultural development of Govan in relation to its ‘high street’, shops and shopfront designs.
Govan was a more important and prestigious settlement than Glasgow in medieval times and a centre of the world’s ship building industry in the 19th & 20th centuries. However it has declined both economically and physically over recent decades.
The project looks at methods being undertaken to arrest this decline through regeneration and the conservation of historic shopfronts and buildings, inspiring local young people to think about how Govan can be made more attractive and prosperous in the future.
With guidance from the Architecture & Design Scotland learning resource and exhibition ‘High Street’, the project promotes visual awareness and understanding of the built environment through creative design activities and reflective thinking.
An exhibition of the learning project was shown at The Lighthouse Centre for Architecture and Design in December 2013.
To see the exhibition panels for the project download the file below: