What if…?/ Scotland Exhibition Launch

21 May 2021 at 12:00

Two people sit at a table sketching on a large piece of paper. There is a person with a video camera in the background, and a large map pinned to the wall.
Eunice Main, Wester Hailes and Ian Gilzean, Scotland’s Chief Architect, worked together in early 2020 to add their hopes, wishes and ideas for Wester Hailes to What if…?/Scotland (Image by 7N Architects)

Award winning Edinburgh based architecture and design practice 7N Architects, in partnership with Architecture & Design Scotland, present their Scotland + Venice commission What if…?/Scotland at V&A Dundee from Saturday 22 May until Sunday 21 November 2021.

Originally designed to be staged in Venice as part of the 17th International Architecture Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia, What if…?/Scotland responds to the Biennale’s theme How will we live together?, seeking to re-engage the civic role of design professionals by asking communities from across Scotland to share their hopes and dreams for the future of the places they call home.

The event (on 21 May) marked the opening of the exhibition. The speakers were Ewan Anderson, 7N architects, Christina Gaiger, President The Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland, Leonie Bell, V&A Dundee, Ian Gilzean, Chief Architect, Scottish Government and Jim MacDonald, Architecture and Design Scotland representing the Scotland + Venice partnership.



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