27 June 2023 — Announcement

Open Call: Successful Proposals Announced

The Scotland + Venice partnership has announced two selected proposals, responding to the open call for a creative promotional response to A Fragile Correspondence.

The open call invited a range of creative responses to the themes of A Fragile Correspondence. It received 23 submissions, with ideas ranging from scripts, audio walks and sculptures. The aim of the commission was to allow people to critically engage with the themes of the exhibition from wherever they are in the world.

Creative promotional response

A panel, with representatives from the creative team, the Scotland + Venice partnership and The Corner Shop PR, selected two proposals. The commissioned creatives are Harper Walton and Harvey Dimond.

Harper Walton will explore the geographically distinct areas of Highland, Island and Lowland as queer spaces through a transgender and non-binary lens.

Harvey Dimond will write an experimental text that is embedded in Scottish landscapes but also adopts a global perspective to consider how Scotland’s colonial past was shaped by land, language and the environment.

Commissioned writers

In addition to the open call, we have commissioned three writers to explore each geographical area. Eilidh Akilade explores her own personal connection to place and the Gaelic language, journalist Diyora Shadijanova writes about the social impact of the Ravenscraig site and in Island Time, Natasha Thembiso Ruwona explores the concepts of hydrofeminism.

Their pieces will appear across a range of channels, and on the Scotland + Venice website throughout the project which runs at the 18th International Architecture Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia until 26 November 2023. Make sure to follow our social media channels and subscribe to the newsletter to find out more.

A Fragile Correspondence is created by the Architecture Fringe, ism magazine and /other, and commissioned by the Scotland + Venice partnership.