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Diaspora 08 Jun 2019 – 31 Aug
Gallery 1, Review Gallery, Gallery 5 and The Long Gallery

An exhibition of drawings by migrants to Scottish Architecture Schools

Georgette McKinlay & David Byrne


Fully accessible / Children welcome

ScotPortfolio was conceived in 2015. It is an online platform and digital archive that celebrates and showcases the amazing ideas, drawings and projects emerging from the five Scottish architecture schools.

Our exhibition at this year’s Architecture Fringe highlights the reality that is Scotland's diaspora of talented graduates. We believe that, through it's great tradition of education Scotland has a very rich yet dispersed culture of architecture, which is yet to be fully discovered. The drawings on display explore how each exhibitor's time in such a culturally rich country has impacted their career.

Using drawing as a critical exercise, we hope to ignite a discourse surrounding identity and cultivation, questioning whether Scotland has the support to nurture a progressive culture of architecture. Why do so many students want to leave when they graduate, what do they take with them and what can they bring back?

Exhibiting participants:

Sam Jacob
Kate Macintosh
Farshid Moussavi
Bob Allies
Clare and Sandy Wright
Amin Taha
Hugh Broughton
Matthew Whittaker and Camilla Parsons
Chris Dove
Murray Kerr
Bompas and Parr
Ben Allen
Sean + Stephen


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Part of the Architecture Fringe 2019. View the full programme here.

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