Salmond declares 2016 as Year of Innovation, Architecture and Design
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September 12 2013Year of Innovation, Architecture and Design - an effort to grow participation in and understanding of the built environment.
This will manifest itself in the form of a series of events, creative commissions, school/community educational programmes, new online resources, touring exhibitions, pop-up architecture and competitions which will take place throughout the year.
It is hoped that these initiatives will serve to inform communities of the economic and social benefits architecture can bring, as well as emphasising architectural heritage and contemporary design.
Commenting on the designation RIAS president Iain Connelly said: “It further emphasises the Scottish Government’s commitment to architecture as both a key driver of Scotland’s economy and an art form in which Scotland has excelled throughout history, right up to the present day.”
2016 forms one of a series of so-called ‘focus years’ up to 2018 designed to foster engagement at home and promote Scottish expertise abroad.
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