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Possible Scotland tour to tap grassroots social projects

January 18 2016

Possible Scotland tour to tap grassroots social projects
Lateral North have lifted the lid on a travelling workshop which will call at 50 destinations throughout 2016 as part of a community orientated initiative to produce a contemporary atlas of Scotland and associated database of conversations gathered from the tour.

Possible Scotland is the latest initiative to be conducted by the architecture, research and design collective who have requisitioned a former camper van for their roadshow, delivering masterplanning, regeneration and artistic projects during each stopover.

This work will provide assistance to groups seeking to bring private land under community ownership, identify opportunities for social housing, tackle care for the elderly and investigate renewable technologies and infrastructure.

In a statement Tom Smith and Graham Hogg of Lateral North said: “Possible Scotland aims to bring about change from a grass roots level and what we are aiming to do would create a vision for a future Scotland that is the collective voice of hundreds and thousands of people ­ it would very much a manifesto for Scotland written by the people of Scotland.

“The more communities we can engage with the more opportunities we believe will showcase themselves. With Scotland a hive of grassroots activity we believe this project can bring communities together that are urban, rural, island and everything else in between.”


#1 Posted by Beavis on 18 Jan 2016 at 21:54 PM
scottish Daft Punk?
#2 Posted by yarg on 19 Jan 2016 at 10:30 AM
Daftie Plank.
Boaby the Barman
#3 Posted by Boaby the Barman on 19 Jan 2016 at 11:06 AM
Plain daft more like.
#4 Posted by qmd on 19 Jan 2016 at 17:15 PM
not sure what it is, sounds quite vague to me at the moment but hopefully they can produce something great in the end.
boaby wan
#5 Posted by boaby wan on 20 Jan 2016 at 08:27 AM
Daft Pash - The Parklet Tour
#6 Posted by stef3d on 20 Jan 2016 at 11:25 AM
Having met Graham and had a look through a copy of their Atlas of Productivity I can say they are genuinely nice guys with some interesting ideas. The majority of which go well beyond the usual pie-in-the-sky student thesis and raise some provocative questions about how we see ourselves as a country and our relationship to the rest of the world developing in the near future.
Je suis Boaby
#7 Posted by Je suis Boaby on 20 Jan 2016 at 12:40 PM
Good website...very interesting projects and ideas, and why not as Barry Norman used to say.
Reminds me, need to clean out the kids Hamster.
Chris Stewart
#8 Posted by Chris Stewart on 21 Jan 2016 at 10:04 AM
Lateral North presented their Atlas of Productivity at SEDA's 2014 conference which was fascinating and well received. I for one look forward to seeing how their Contemporary Atlas of Scotland develops and imagine this as a fantastic resource for community groups across Scotland to find kindrid spirits, inspiration and ideas to help them on their own path.

It is interesting to note that the current global economic problems associated with oil prices and the slowing down of emerging markets is not affecting the UK as much as other counties because our small enterprises are propping up the economy.

In the same way it is these ventures which are helping our small world and and i have to agree with the comments made by stef3d.

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