Archive for September 2014
Statement from Architects for Yes
There’s a case to be made for the Union, based on a history of joint commercial endeavour and the shared fight for social justice. But it’s been hard for the British Establishment to make as both have been traduced by its shared, neoliberal ideology.
So the Establishment’s business leaders and politicians – those who have unpicked civil society, supplanted our manufacturing base with financial services a....
Two thirds of Scotland's architects favour Independence
A new survey in the Architect's Journal has revealed that two thirds of architects in Scotland are planning on voting for independence.
The AJ reports that " A hefty 59 per cent of the nearly 160 architects who voted in AJ’s recent online survey said they were in favour of the country cutting its ties with the UK – around 12 per cent above the number of yes voters in the latest YouGov poll of the general pub....
Scottish Architecture Unlimited - unleashing the talent
Lecture given at Architects for Yes meeting on 8th of September 2014
We live in times of constant change, but change is not the same thing as risk and if we want to have assurances about the future we really need to be in control of our own destiny. The starting question for architects in Scotland therefore has to be is this as good as it gets, or can we do better?
More than any other profession, architects are trained to a....
Fiona Hyslop at Architects for Yes meeting
Architects for Yes are delighted to announce that we will be holding a public meeting at the Council Room, 15 Ruland Square, Edinburgh on Monday the 8th of September (tonight).
The event starts at 6pm and finishes at 8pm after which we will retire to a nearby bar H.P.Mather. to continue discussions. It will be livestreamed here: https://new.livestream.co....
Don't Hate the Media, become the Media
These headlines often make for uncomfortable reading, particularly for the most obstinate of 'nationalists', but cast aside any preconceptions you may have, and consider for a minute that these prophecies could be true;
1. The financial institutions in Scotland will have no option but to move their offices and headquarters south of the border should we vote to leave the union
Independence follows Dependence
Independence follows dependence, "being controlled by someone or something else".
What is Scotland dependent on, to be retained or rejected on September 18? Does the referendum address Scotland's future as having political integration with friends and allies, pursuing relentless distribution of opportunity, and eschewing royalty and aristocracy: a future suited to Scotland's core?
Philip Ball, in the book Cri....