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Aberdeens that never happened. Part One: The George Street Traders Action Group’s plans for George Street

Had some planning committee decided otherwise, had an architect been influenced by a different stylistic movement, or had the protestations of local people been heard then any and every urban space would be quite different from how it is today. Aberdeen is therefore like any other city. The current appearance and layout of its urban …

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Origin Plastics

Plastic is fantastic…  origin Plastics was set up to consider the notion of circularity and indeed the shape and size of circular economies.  We currently live in a largely linear system where products are designed for a lifespan of planned obsolescence.   Plastic features heavily in this model and is discarded in large volumes with harmful impacts.  Circular economies allow us to close the …

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Digital architectural “collaboration” in times of COVID-19

The past year has required far-reaching changes in terms of how we work within the architecture, engineering and construction industry, including within professional practice and education. Public health interventions required to help limit the spread of COVID-19 meant that many behaviours and normal work became impossible. Perhaps foremost among these were the need to socially …

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Collecting stories from the North…

Northword, also known as Storytagging, is an international project funded by the Interreg Northern Arctic and Periphery Fund. It brings together academics and wider stakeholders across the Northern Periphery region which includes the North of Scotland and Isles, Sweden, Finland, Northern Ireland and Russia. The purpose of Northword is to collect stories from each of …

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Welcome

Our Centre has been established with an aim to bring together the expertise, experience and activities of the constituent staff members. We will be blogging regularly on this site, and aim to inspire, inform, entertain and prokove. Enjoy! Richard Laing