Scotland + Venice: Dispatch 9 of 12
Participatory Practice: Ian Gilzean
In this dispatch, Chief Architect of the Scottish Government, Ian Gilzean, looks at the bigger picture around participatory practice and community empowerment. He considers how participation as a creative methodology has great value in that it can stimulate local ideas and increased community awareness of the potential of their places. It can help empower and inspire people to realise their own creativity and help to engender a sense of ownership and optimism. He cites The Happenstance as a project that allowed people to take ownership by activating and programming spaces.
The Happenstance / Scotland + Venice: Scotland’s critically acclaimed contribution to the 16th International Architecture exhibition at La Biennale di Venezia 2018. Curated by WAVEparticle.
Image shows the touring Housing to 2040 exhibtion at a school in Rothesay. There are colourful tall boxes with text and images on them and young people looking at the images and information.
Image credit: Craig Stewart
Posted 16 September 2020.