Housing Towards 2040
Inverness, Ullapool, Kirkwall, Fort William, Dundee, Peterhead, Irvine, Glasgow, Portree, Rothesay, Edinburgh, Galashiels
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 looking at how our homes and communities should look and feel in 2040 and the options and choices to achieve this.
The travelling exhibition was 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.
Photography Credit: Craig Stewart Photography