The Scottish Independence Podcast 59 – Alasdair Stephen

On the 18th of September Scotland will hold the most important vote in its history.  It is sometimes difficult to appreciate the enormity of the decision or the significance of the process that has led us to this position.

Uniquely, a left of centre nationalist movement, not based on identity, bloodlines and patriotism, but reason, fairness and democracy has – over a period of a hundred years – led us to this vote.  A vote, that if YES – and it will be – will see the sun, that once would never set on a global empire, finally disappear under the horizon.

But what has this got to do with architecture?  What has the prospect of a new state for an old nation got to do with our profession?  I think it has everything to do with architecture if you believe what I do.  That is that architecture IS politics. – See more at: http://www.dualchas.com/Scottish%20ArchitectureandIndependence.html#sthash.abwDLPuX.dpuf

On the 18th of September Scotland will hold the most important vote in its history.  It is sometimes difficult to appreciate the enormity of the decision or the significance of the process that has led us to this position.

Uniquely, a left of centre nationalist movement, not based on identity, bloodlines and patriotism, but reason, fairness and democracy has – over a period of a hundred years – led us to this vote.  A vote, that if YES – and it will be – will see the sun, that once would never set on a global empire, finally disappear under the horizon.

But what has this got to do with architecture?  What has the prospect of a new state for an old nation got to do with our profession?  I think it has everything to do with architecture if you believe what I do.  That is that architecture IS politics. – See more at: http://www.dualchas.com/Scottish%20ArchitectureandIndependence.html#sthash.abwDLPuX.dpufquote

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The above quote was from a lecture given by the guest for the 59th episode of The Scottish Independence Podcast, architect Alasdair Stephen.

b27b6fcaa768ffc93e7639c38c39965eWe talked about the contents of that lecture and some of the continuing mistakes in the fields of procurement and others that continue to cause problems in Scotland.

Also, you should hear what he once wanted to build as a monument to Scottish Labour!

Hope you enjoy…

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