What if…?/Scotland: Lerwick – exhibition and film screening at Mareel

27 May 2022 at 11:00

27 and 28 May 2022 / 11am-8pm

Created by 7N Architects and commissioned by the Scotland+ Venice partnership, What if…?/Scotland showed just what can happen when designers and residents come together to plan a better future for the places they call home.

Citizens from all over Scotland Wester Hailes in Edinburgh, Paisley in Renfrewshire, Annan in Dumfries and Galloway, Elgin in Morayshire and Lerwick in Shetland were invited to work together with designers, architects and artists.

Each of the 25 citizens was asked how they would like their places to be changed for the better with open questions like: “How will we live together?”, “What does the future of your place look like?”, and “What if you could change it?”  This encouraged collaborative thinking between designers and communities. The designers used these as prompts to explore imaginative solutions to the challenges facing the community by responding visually with an idea: a “What if…?”.

Presented will be the five proposals developed with Lerwick citizens and the film made by Bash Art Creative.