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Glasgow School of Art Fire: Moving Digital Show Reimagines Lost Student Work

When debris was lifted from what once was the Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s building of Glasgow’s School of Art, a scene of utter devastation was revealed.

Many student’s degree work had been destroyed by the fire and most of the students put months, if not years into their projects that now had turned to nothing but smoldering rubble of ashes.

Yet, the creativity and courage of the art school’s students is unbroken. One building further down the piles of ashes, students are planning a very moving exhibition showcasing projects lost in the fiery inferno.

“The students were struggling emotionally and some of them lost everything,” says the head of the school. He had the idea of asking each of them for a single digital image, and, from inception to hanging, this show has taken 10 days to put together.