An exhibition of Scottish architecture held as part of a major festival in Italy is to be staged for the first time in Scotland.
Prospect North, one of three architecture exhibitions being staged in Oban, was first shown at the Venice Architecture Biennale.
It explores the stories of 15 Scots communities who have used design and architecture to make a difference. — bbc news
From Beijing to Belgrade, the world is inundated with design fairs. But what exactly are they for?
"Are festivals and biennales dynamic catalysts to discuss and celebrate the city and architectural culture? Or are they calculated devices of tourism and industrial promotion?"
While many such initiatives may have set out with good intentions to be the former, it seems that commercial expedients are increasingly forcing them to become the latter. — theguardian
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