Input + Ideas – what visitors think

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Rethinking Scotland’s policy on architecture and place

Architecture and Design Scotland’s Input + Ideas exhibition in 2012 marked the launch of the public discussion on what issues should be addressed within the Scottish Government’s new policy document on architecture and placemaking. The results of this consultation will shape the new policy document due to be published in 2013.

Five postcards were used to gather feedback on issues pertinent to the architecture and placemaking policy. Thousands of people visited the exhibition and many of them gave their views and opinions. The Input + Ideas resource document presents the feedback received in full and the wider content of the exhibition.

You can download a copy of this resource pack here.

What they think
To stimulate discussion Architecture and Design Scotland approached a wide cross section of individuals who work closely with the development of Scotland’s built environment and asked them what issues they felt should be prioritised within the new policy document. The individuals were then asked to nominate a project which in their eyes either represented the best way of tackling this issue or demonstrated qualities that we should strive for in Scotland’s architecture and places. The findings from this exercise generated key areas of interest that formed the structure for the exhibition.

Of the individuals approached, seven participants agreed to be interviewed for the exhibition. The videos of these interviews can be seen below.

Dedicated to Architecture

In 2010 Jim MacDonald travelled to Copenhagen to attend a conference by the Danish Architecture Centre, this article is his summary of the trip.

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