Say Hello to Architecture: Communities invited to explore their places in 2016

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Architecture and Design Scotland has invited people and communities from across Scotland to join them to Say Hello to Architecture as part of the Year of Innovation, Architecture and Design and the Festival of Architecture in 2016.

The invitation was issued as part of a networking workshop held at The Lighthouse, Glasgow (15 March), aimed at providing inspiration for people to get involved in the local events programme which will run throughout 2016.

Speaking at the launch of Say Hello to Architecture, Jim MacDonald, Chief Executive of A&DS 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.”

Architecture and Design Scotland (A&DS) will provide support, promotion and resources to support anyone that joins the programme.

Examples of activities include:

  • Events and activities that celebrate Scottish architecture.
  • Demonstrating why buildings are designed the way they are.
  • Pop up cinemas/hubs/shops, creating ’architecture’ in an under used place or space originally designed for some other use;
  • Local stories and memories of local neighbourhoods and architectural tours (walking, running, cycling) to family den building.

To join the Say Hello to Architecture: Local Events programme go to for the application form and further information, or contact
Find Say Hello to Architecture on Twitter and Instagram with #hello2arch
There are also two further strands to Say Hello to Architecture: Best of the Best and Scotland + Venice. Best of the Best is an exhibition, opening at the Lighthouse in June before going on a nationwide tour, showcasing a range of award-winning projects from across Scotland. Scotland + Venice: Prospect North is Scotland’s contribution to the 2016 Venice Architecture Biennale.


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Say Hello to Architecture

Say Hello to Architecture is A&DS contribution to the Year of Innovation, Architecture and Design and the Festival of Architecture in 2016

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