A new travelling exhibition and engagement will reach 12 locations across Scotland to hear directly from local communities on how they think our homes and communities should look and feel in the future.

The Present Voices – Future Lives exhibition, commissioned by the Scottish Government with the support of Architecture and Design Scotland, will kick off in Inverness on 4 November, before touring across the country over two months.

The interactive exhibition – curated and designed by Edinburgh University’s School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture (ESALA), award-winning Scottish architects Collective Architecture and Peak15 Design, together with Chris Leslie and Sandy Halliday, the exhibition is accessible to people of all ages and will predominantly be on show in local schools and community buildings. Accompanying the exhibition are facilitated workshop sessions, designed to hear from a range of voices.

The Scottish Government has committed to plan together with stakeholders on how our homes should look and feel by 2040 and the options and choices to get there. The exhibition aims to support the Scottish Government’s wider engagement on the Housing to 2040 vision and route map. The views collected through the consultation and the travelling exhibition will help to inform the Scottish Government’s final vision and route map for housing over the next 20 years, which it is aiming to publish in spring 2020.

Communities Secretary Aileen Campbell said:

“Housing has a vital role to play in meeting many of our aspirations for Scotland, including eradicating child poverty and homelessness, ending fuel poverty and tackling the climate emergency.

“Now is the time for us to come together to shape a resilient housing system which works for us all, and addresses these challenges. To do that, we need to work with and listen to people from all areas of Scotland.

“This exhibition is an opportunity to get the views of school children and local communities across the country on the future of housing. I look forward to hearing directly from people about what’s important for them and future generations, so that we can create a shared vision and a plan for 2040 that will stand the test of time.”

Touring Venues and Schedule

Date

Location

Venue

Opening times

4 November

Inverness

Inverness Royal Academy

18:00-20:00

6 November

Ullapool

Ullapool High School

18:00-20:00

13 November

Kirkwall Orkney

Kirkwall & St. Ola Town Hall

18:00-20:00

20 November

Fort William

The Nevis Centre

14:30-16:30

 

22 November

Dundee

Baxter Park Pavilion

18:00-20:00

25 November

Peterhead

Peterhead Academy

18:00-20:00

28 November

Irvine

Irvine Royal Academy

18:00-20:00

29 November

Glasgow

St. Francis Community Hall

18:00-20:00

3 December

Portree

Portree High School

18:00-20:00

5 December

Rothesay

Rothesay Joint Campus

18:00-20:00

11-12 December

Edinburgh

Castlebrae Community High School

18:00-20:00

16 December

Galashiels

Galashiels Academy

18:00-20:00

 

Find out more on:

https://www.ads.org.uk/ht2040exhibition/

#Housing2040

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For further information please contact:

Anja Ekelof, Communications Manager, Architecture and Design Scotland

0131 556 6699

press@ads.org.uk

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