DIALOG, Acre Architects, Brackish Design Studio and Shannon Webb-Campbell

The People’s Gallery is place where different voices and interests come together to create something larger than the individual; it is a place for questions and important conversations. The AGNS aspires to be an agent of social change, an essential service to re-position voices, empower artists and relegate authority, and nowhere is this manifest more clearly than in the Peoples’ Gallery. In fostering inclusive economic growth through cultural tourism, the Peoples’ Gallery creates an authentic sense of place through the arts, a place of belonging for Nova Scotians, shaped by Nova Scotians.

Design Summary

In this PDF, you will learn more about the detailed inspiration and rationale behind the design by DIALOG, Acre Architects, Brackish Design Studio and Shannon Webb-Campbell. This design summary is a deep dive into how the space will be used and where the concept derived from, as well as an in-depth look at all of the architectural plans.

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Design Concept

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