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A&DS invites people to Say Hello to Architecture

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March 18 2016

A&DS invites people to Say Hello to Architecture
Architecture and Design Scotland is inviting individuals and community organisations to participate in a series of events and activities designed to encourage greater public participation in architectural issues.

Say Hello to Architecture forms part of the 2016 Festival of Architecture and will communicate why buildings are designed the way they are by creating a series of pop-up cinemas/hubs and shops in under-used spaces or by requisitioning venues originally conceived for other uses.

A&DS chief executive Jim MacDonald said: “This year is a great way for everyone to get involved in their own places and learn about how architecture impacts on everyone’s lives. We want to help communities to think about their place and respond to it in an enjoyable way. We’re looking to support communities and individuals to create their own events on the theme of Say Hello to Architecture.”

A number of architectural tours will also be conducted as part of the event.


#1 Posted by charisma on 18 Mar 2016 at 12:19 PM
Perhaps they could start by showing them the Architects comments on Urban Realm
Give them a “real” flavour of the Scottish Architectural Profession
Good idea ?
Auntie Nairn
#2 Posted by Auntie Nairn on 18 Mar 2016 at 13:38 PM
If you wouldn't say it to your granny.... you shouldn't post it on an anonymous online forum!
sultan of brooneye
#3 Posted by sultan of brooneye on 18 Mar 2016 at 14:04 PM
Why would you think we are all architects?
#4 Posted by Yaldy on 19 Mar 2016 at 18:39 PM
#3, exactly. I for one know fa about architecture, I just know I despise what the profession has done to our cities over the last half century
#5 Posted by dom on 21 Mar 2016 at 09:33 AM
Perhaps Big Chantelle could hold a public seminar on concrete modernist buildings?
Rem Koolbag
#6 Posted by Rem Koolbag on 21 Mar 2016 at 10:58 AM
So Yaldy you admit you don't know anything about architecture, by extension you dont know anything about architects yet you still manage to curry up such strong sentiment against them.

Do you have equal contempt for the roads engineers, city planners, developers, clients, contractors, civil engineers, politicians etc who all have large inputs into the built environment?

Or is it just easier and comfier to hate architects?
#7 Posted by Yaldy on 22 Mar 2016 at 10:36 AM
#6, fair play mate, you've done me there. By "profession" I'll include everyone in your list from now on. They've all done an awful job
#8 Posted by lm on 22 Mar 2016 at 14:58 PM
you can tell a lot of effort was put into that little sketch. Is it Leo the lion from MGM on that banner? :)
Rem Koolbag
#9 Posted by Rem Koolbag on 23 Mar 2016 at 12:20 PM
Yaldy, wasn't trying to catch you out or anything. I was trying to make the point that discussion about the quality, or lack of, of our built environment has a lot more to do with a broad spectrum of professions and groups and interests and goals than the simplistic and rather pointless argument that only architects have messed things up.

Trying to de-chantelle things slightly. (That's french by the way)
#10 Posted by Yaldy on 24 Mar 2016 at 09:25 AM
#10, you were correctly. Lazy on my part.

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