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Minds Meet

BY TOM MURRAY
@ VOL 8 ON MAY 23, 2019

Tom Murray spends 12 hours a day writing and 20x20 seconds telling us about his stories, inspiration and what made him a writer.

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Slightly Less Adrift

BY STEPH MACKENZIE
@ VOL 8 ON MAY 23, 2019

Steph MacKenzie tells of her jounrey through the world of art, creativity and mental health starting in Stockport and ending in the Scottish Borders. 

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Bannerfield Sculpture Project

BY LARA GREENE
@ VOL 8 ON MAY 23, 2019

Bannerfield is an area of rural deprivation in a beautiful rural part of Selkrik.  Lara Greene tells us about a sculpture project she ran with the young people there, getting them to address how they felt about their home. 

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I Am Vulnerable

BY KIRSTYN JANE BOYLE
@ VOL 8 ON MAY 23, 2019

Admitting to being vulnerable is something that not many of us do with ease.  Visual artist, illustrator, photographer and creative director Kristyn Jane Boyle talks about how these ideas run through her work and allow her to take the power of our vulnerability and turn it into something positive.

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A Graphic Exploration of Asperger's Perception

BY GRAEME NISBET
@ VOL 8 ON MAY 23, 2019

Five years ago Graeme Nisbet was diagnosed with Asperger syndrome.  Here he tells us of the significance of colour to his emotional perceptions and how he translates this into his work.

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Neither

BY CHRIS KENT
@ VOL 8 ON MAY 23, 2019

Chris Kent tells the story of his art.

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ELCH

BY ZUZANA GIBB
@ VOL 7 ON NOV 22, 2018

After 15 years in Scotland, designer, artist and printmaker Zuzana Gibb shares her creative journey from wallpaper to workshops.

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Huts: The Renaissance Of Hutting In Scotland

BY PETER CAUNT
@ VOL 7 ON NOV 22, 2018

Setting up the Architects practice, Quercus Rural Building Design in 2002, in the Scottish Borders, Peter Caunt has become involved in building his own designs and those of others. With themes of energy efficiency and use of natural and locally sourced materials.  He has worked in many techniques including  timber frame, oak post and beam, ICF, SIPS, hemp lime and straw bale.  Mostly for domestic construction projects extending into hut designs for the movement that is reviving hut culture in Scotland.

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Study of a Town

BY OWEN BRODIE
@ VOL 7 ON NOV 22, 2018

Owen Brodie is interested in all things design, and is mainly oriented around architecture, however he is a keen photographer and has been shooting film photography for a while now.  Away from the busy architecture life he enjoys his free time by playing guitar in a band.

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The Boilerhouse Project

BY GORDON DUFFY
@ VOL 7 ON NOV 22, 2018

Rebecca Wober and Gordon Duffy talk about Peter Womersley's designs and how their Boilerhouse project fits with his work.

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Whit's Guid Gala?

BY GAELEN BRITTON
@ VOL 7 ON NOV 22, 2018

From Dublin, Ireland. Stage 3 Architecture at Glasgow School of Art. Previously studied English Literature and French at Trinity College Dublin. Has worked at Scott Tallon Walker Architects, London and M.CO Projects, Dublin.

During her studies at Glasgow School of Art, Gaelen Britton was asked to design a masterplan for a new neighborhood in Galashiels.  Here, she talks us through her process.

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The Architecture of James Bond

BY COLIN GILMOUR
@ VOL 7 ON NOV 22, 2018

Watching On Her Majesty's Secret Service, and subsequently all the Bond films, inspired Colin Gilmour to become an architect.  Here, he discusses what makes the Bond buildings special.

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