Diaspora by Scotportfolio

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Hello all,

I am pleased to announce that I will be exhibiting work from my thesis project at this years Archifringe in Scotland as part of an exhibition curated by Scotportfolio called Diaspora. Please see details below:

An exhibition of drawings by migrants to Scottish Architecture Schools

Georgette McKinlay & David Byrne

SAT - SUN 08 - 23 June 2019
MON - SAT 10.30am - 5pm / SUN 12pm - 5pm

The Lighthouse
11 Mitchell Lane
Glasgow G1 3NU


Fully accessible / Children welcome

ScotPortfolio was conceived in 2015. It is an online platform and digital archive that celebrates and showcases the amazing ideas, drawings and projects emerging from the five Scottish architecture schools.

Our exhibition at this year’s Architecture Fringe highlights the reality that is Scotland's diaspora of talented graduates. We believe that, through it's great tradition of education Scotland has a very rich yet dispersed culture of architecture, which is yet to be fully discovered. The drawings on display explore how each exhibitor's time in such a culturally rich country has impacted their career.

Using drawing as a critical exercise, we hope to ignite a discourse surrounding identity and cultivation, questioning whether Scotland has the support to nurture a progressive culture of architecture. Why do so many students want to leave when they graduate, what do they take with them and what can they bring back?

Exhibiting participants:

Kate Macintosh , Will Guthrie, Stephanie McDonald, Holmes Millar, Andrew Mackintosh, Sean + Stephen, Denizen works, Allies and Morrison, Wright & Wright, Chris Dove of jamiefobertarchitects.com , Sam Jacob, Westport & Co., Matthew Whittaker and Camilla Parsons , Ben Allen , Fraser Momo, Thom Brisco, Barry Wark, Hugh Broughton, Aidan Conway, Farshid Moussavi , Cameron Mc Ewan