Author: Nicola Walls

Pandemic Predicament

Last week the Scottish Design Awards 2020 was a successful evening for Page\Park with recognition for several of our projects across different categories. I was very proud that two of our cultural projects received accolades at the Scottish Design Awards; our project for Edinburgh Printmakers picked up an award in the Building Re-use category and Leeds Playhouse the Public Building…

Re-purposing

We feel like we are at the end of the beginning. As a relaxation in lockdown feels closer we are turning our sights as to how we can safely emerge from our homes. With every aspect of our lives tipped upside down we now must apply creative lateral thinking to find ways to readjust to a ‘new normal’. In late…

Theatres Trust Conference 19 – Centre Stage

Last week I once again attended the annual Theatres Trust conference, this year on the theme of ‘Centre Stage – Artist and audience at the heart of theatres’. The venue was the wonderful Battersea Arts Centre – a building which did not disappoint when actually experienced. The ambience of the place is quite extraordinary – the layering of history, and…

Search for authenticity

Returning from visit to Venice in 2017 I have been thinking a lot about the dilemma of tourism which is both essential to Venice and also slowly strangling it. Indeed, this is not a problem exclusive to Venice with cities like Prague, Dubrovnik and indeed Edinburgh succumbing to the same issues. Venice is literally a living mausoleum which understandably draws…

Look Up – Light Up

Last weekend Page \ Park  spent a really enjoyable 36 hours in Leeds – part study trip and part exploration of a city which a few of us are getting to know quite well through our project work. We couldn’t have timed our expedition better – coinciding with the city’s Light Night Festival which runs over two consecutive evenings in…