Farr Conversations Event: Landscape & (Re)Settlement, Baillie Baillie Architects
This event was organised by Farr Conversations with an exhibition and talk from Baillie Baillie Architects. The project ‘Landscape & (Re)Settlement/Cruth-tìre & (Ath)tuineachadh’ was initially conceived of as a collaboration with Community Land Scotland for the Architecture Fringe 2017. I gave a talk giving context to the event and highlighted some of the current work as a creative response to the Land Question/Ceist An Fhearainn in the Highlands.
“In Scotland, scatterings of small informally planned townships, perhaps best described by the Gaelic word ‘clachan’, once supported vibrant communities with a rich heritage and culture across much of the mountainous highlands. However this now sparsely populated landscape has become commonly regarded as a romanticised ‘wilderness’. By studying the clachan as a typology, might its characteristics be reinterpreted in order to inform and legitimise future resettlement?”