Societies

We’re really fortunate to have a range of societies that address a wide array of interests and activities. What’s particularly unique about the majority of the student societies at Glasgow School of Art is that their interests and concerns are not tethered to the concerns of specific studio disciplines. Rather, the societies at GSA tend to address interests, concepts and ideas for which there is no dedicated, formal provision for within the current academic structure of GSA. As such, the groups are inherently interdisciplinary.

Student societies and groups provide an invaluable perspective and their activities present the opportunity to extend the current GSA ethos of ‘studio based learning’ to be inclusive of the notion of learning as a space shaped by its contributors; exploring learning as a place, a space, or a temporary community of shared interests.

Here’s a brief intro to some of our existing societies…

ARG (Art Review Glasgow)

Providing a regular published platform for the Art School community, open to and including debate, polemics, poetry, news, photography, art, illustration, fiction, interview, and fostering cross discipline collaboration.

Contact: editors@artreviewglasgow.org

Link: www.artreviewglasgow.org

Beekeeping

Develop a great awareness of beekeeping and the importance of bees from an environmental and sustainable aspect.

GSA Christian Union

Christian Union want to try and give everyone at GSA a chance to hear and respond to the gospel and to know the love of Jesus Christ. They aim to discover the Bible’s relevance in the context of the GSA and in connection with our personal lives as artists and designers.  They gather weekly to explore new layers of the Bible and its complexity.

Contactgsachristianunion@gmail.com

Linkwww.facebook.com/ArtSchoolCU

Comix Club

Share news of events and publications! Take part in our in-house comic ‘Damp Squib.’

GASM (Glasgow Art School Magazine)

A cross-school collaborative venture folded every month for your pleasure.

GSA Sport

A grassroots association run by students promoting sport and activity throughout GSofA. Find more information about GSA Sport and Sport societies.

Hill 52 Radio

Broadcasting a wide array of programmes from students, graduates and members of the public featuring new music, old music, experimental music, poetry, spoken word, discussion, breakfast shows and much more!

Contact: hill52radio@gmail.com

Links: https://www.facebook.com/hill52radio/
  http://mixlr.com/hill52/
  https://www.mixcloud.com/hill52
  https://www.instagram.com/hill52radio

Intersectional Fem Soc

A space for discussion, education and activism around feminism acknowledging all forms of discrimination and privilege.

Meeting times/locations: 5-7pm on Thursdays in Project Space 2, Students’ Association

Contact: gsaintersectionalfeminism@gmail.com

Links:https://www.facebook.com/gsaintersectionalfeminismsociety

  https://www.facebook.com/groups/864628680357531/

The Lovely Choir

Fun and laid back, they explore different styles of singing – a move away from traditional SATB choral works

MASS

Mackintosh Architecture Students Society. We are run by students, for students to excel the learning experiences for all

Link: https://www.facebook.com/gsamass/

Pizza Society

We aim to be inclusive – after all, everyone loves pizza! Our society is open to other universities and even non-students. A membership card grants you exclusive pizza deals! Keep an eye on our facebook page for upcoming events – it’s never too late to join.

Contact: gsapizzasociety@gmail.com

Link: http://www.facebook.com/gsapizzasociety

GSA POC Collective

Glasgow School of Art People of Colour Society was founded after students of colour voiced their dissatisfaction with the white, Eurocentric hegemony that the institution operates under. We have two main aims: to create space for students of colour during their time at The Glasgow School of Art, and to create long term structural change.

Contact: gsapocsociety@outlook.com

Links: www.facebook.com/gsapocsociety

 

Pornography Society

Pornography Society is a space of radical redefinition within an educational institution. Porn is understood to be a material expressing explicit sexuality. We believe it often stands in for an argument never made – Porn is pointed to as cause and effect of a degenerating society or even the dissolution of an idealised human morality. We aim to explore the un-ideal, be the mouthpiece of the taboo, testing the limits of censorship, what is deemed ‘moral’ and question who deems it so.

Contact: Gsapornosoc@gmail.com

Link:  www.facebook.com/GSA-Pornography-Society-474662249341894

Queer Society

A LGBTQIA+ community space for activism, discussion and art.

Meeting times/locations: 6-8pm Wednesdays in Project Space 1, Students’ Association

Contact: gsaqsoc@gmail.com

Links: https://www.facebook.com/GSAQS/

  https://www.facebook.com/groups/GSAQS/

ReAD (Responsible Art & Design)

Our aim is to spark discussion around important environmental and social issues by hosting events such as lectures, workshops, film screenings and social events.

Links: https://www.facebook.com/ResponsiveArtAndDesignGSA/

  https://www.instagram.com/re_ad_society/

Throw Away Gourmet

Organise regular communal meals using surplus food to raise awareness of food wastage and the impact of eating habits.

Link: https://www.facebook.com/pg/Throwawaygourmet-1389068934756621


Want to set up a new society? Get in touch with studentengagement@theartschool.co.uk and also come along to the societies committee.