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GRAS join independence debate with mobile Indyref platform

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August 11 2014

GRAS join independence debate with mobile Indyref platform
GRAS architects have joined the debate on Scottish independence with plans to convert a flat-bed semi-trailer to serve as a mobile debating platform in the run up to the 18 September referendum.

Conceived as a means to engage people in debate disseminate facts relating to the historic vote the project seeks to engage voters with an enclosed debating space and library, complete with a projecting stage and elevated viewing platform.

Cash to deliver the scheme is being sought from crowd funding although the architects concede its delivery is now tight with the big day just five weeks away.

Stuart Falconer of GRAS told Urban Realm: “It was important that we remain impartial on it despite our opinions one way or the other so we’ve focused on celebrating the question. Our ambitions to do something about it were always there but it’s proving very difficult to actually do.

“We’re doing our best to try and get it going but obviously time is of the essence!”
beyond the campaign the vehicle could be used as a mobile polling station
beyond the campaign the vehicle could be used as a mobile polling station
The mobile platform would engage with the large numbers of still undecided voters
The mobile platform would engage with the large numbers of still undecided voters

5 Comments

stef3d
#1 Posted by stef3d on 11 Aug 2014 at 13:48 PM
Wouldn't a link to the crowdfunding campaign be useful?
metal
#2 Posted by metal on 11 Aug 2014 at 14:15 PM
..because independence is not something we talk about enough just now!?!
boaby wan
#3 Posted by boaby wan on 11 Aug 2014 at 14:24 PM
interesting idea, maybe 18 months too late to get the crowd funding...
DJS
#4 Posted by DJS on 11 Aug 2014 at 21:42 PM
Why do architects always think a quirky conversion of a vehicle will somehow engage the public? I'm sure there will be more feisty and vigorous debates outside a chippy van.

Silly
#5 Posted by Silly on 12 Aug 2014 at 08:08 AM
Self-promotion, vanity and the misguided belief that they are educating the general public with their artistic talent.
Just like any project really.

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