Nick Pocock

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Nick Pocock: The Barras – Salvage Market, Glasgow

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ABOUT ME

Born in Southend, Essex, I have recently completed my MArch (RIBA/ARB Part 2) and currently live and work in London. My main interests include reading, film, theatre, writing, indie/electronic music and socialising.

 

THE BARRAS - SALVAGE MARKET, Glasgow

Situated on the edges of city and suburb, the reputation of Glasgow’s World Famous Barrowland market hangs in the balance. Formally established in 1921, ‘The Barras’ was originally the setting of scores of handcarts in which people from the area would sell their wares to hawkers and knick-knack enthusiasts, in an intensely populated burgh on the edge of the UK’s second largest city. Fondly remarked upon by locals as a setting of intensity and surprise which brought expressive traders selling eccentric oddities, the Barras today however express an extreme duality in which a large area essentially dislocates itself from the rest of the city by lying empty during most of the week, and stall holders sell their lots though a decline of trade. 

This projects seeks to counteract this condition, in which a once proud area of the East End of Glasgow continues to witness neglect, it wishes to bring a new life to it by establishing a setting of resourcefulness and wonder through disassembly and upcycling.

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