Radicals & Rogues | Lottie Whalen & Holly Bruce in conversation 12th October @7pm
Join us for a discussion with Lottie Whalen, author of Radicals & Rogues, and Holly Bruce the Scottish Green Party Councillor for Langside Ward.
Radicals & Rogues is the story of a group of women whose experiments in art and life set the tone for the rise of New York as the twentieth century’s capital of modern culture. Across the 1910s and ’20s, through provocative creative acts, shocking fashion, political activism and dynamic social networks, these women reimagined modern life and fought for the chance to realize their visions.
Taking the reader on a journey through the city’s salons and bohemian hangouts, Radicals and Rogues celebrates the tastemakers, collectors, curators, artists and poets at the forefront of the early avant-garde scene. Focusing on the women trailblazers at the centre of artistic innovation, Lottie Whalen offers a lively new history of remarkable women in early twentieth-century New York City.
Lottie Whalen is a writer, researcher and curator working in the fields of feminist history, avant garde art and textiles. She is the co-founder of Decorating Dissidence, an interdisciplinary arts project that considers radical histories of craft and its potential as a force for change in the modern day. She lives in Glasgow.
Councillor Holly Bruce is an LLB and LLM law graduate who served as a student union President at the University of Aberdeen. She has worked in Patrick Harvie MSP’s regional office since 2019 and was part of the Scottish Greens hugely successful 2021 Holyrood campaign team.
In 2022, she ran a record-breaking campaign in Glasgow, coming first on first preferences, to become an elected councillor on Glasgow City Council. She is one of the youngest women to serve on the council, is vice-chair of the Environment and Liveable Neighbourhoods Committee and chair of the Glasgow Violence Against Women Partnership, as well as the Glasgow Councillor Green Group’s spokesperson on Equalities, Active Travel and Sport.
Holly is a feminist activist, who played a key part in the 2021 Young Women Lead research report – Glasgow: A Feminist City? – and successfully passed her Feminist City motion in October 2022 committing the council to embed a feminist town planning approach into its city development plan.