Housing Towards 2040
Inverness, Ullapool, Kirkwall, Fort William, Dundee, Peterhead, Irvine, Glasgow, Portree, Rothesay, Edinburgh, Galashiels
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Housing Towards 2040
Inverness, Ullapool, Kirkwall, Fort William, Dundee, Peterhead, Irvine, Glasgow, Portree, Rothesay, Edinburgh, Galashiels


Status
On-going


Client
Scottish Government


Contract
£90K


Funders
Scottish Government


Home is more than simply shelter. It is not just the place where we live, but has a huge influence on how we live. It can shape our health and wellbeing, as well as our work and prosperity. It also impacts on the quality of our environment and the strength of our communities. Housing touches every part of life in Scotland, from childhood to old age.

We’re here to explore the future, working to understand what our homes and communities should look and feel like in 2040. The exhibition looks at themes around living and housing, offering the opportunity for discovery and discussion – gathering and sharing views about our housing needs and aspirations.

By listening to voices from across the country and across generations, we’re building a picture of a housing system that can evolve and adapt to the challenges that tomorrow brings, from an ageing population to the climate emergency.

The Scottish Government is looing at how our homes and communities should look and feel in 2040 and the options and choices to achieve this.

The travelling exhibition is curated and designed in collaboration with Edinburgh University’s School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture (ESALA), Peak15 Design, and filmaker Chris Leslie and Sandy Halliday. Accompanying the exhibition are facilitated workshop sessions, designed to hear from a range of voices.

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.

The exhibition consisted of closed workshops (with children and young people) and an open exhibition/evening event across Scotland. The exhibition tour for 2019 is a listed below.

The exhibition will be travelling to the Engine Shed in Stirling 29th Janaury and The Lighthouse in Glasgow 1-7 February 2020.

Photography Credit: Craig Stewart Photography