On 10 November 2016 Equal by Design was screened for a meeting of around 15 members of the Scottish Young Planners’ Network (part of the Royal Town Planning Institute) in Edinburgh. The screening was followed by a discussion with Beth Lord, Adam Lang of Shelter Scotland, and Nikola Miller of Homes for Scotland.
In October 2016, a screening and discussion were held at the University of Aberdeen’s Centre for Early Modern Studies.
Further screenings at University of Aberdeen and Aberdeen City Council are coming up in the new year.
Tuesday 19 July: Peg Rawes, Adam Low and Martin Rosenbaum attended an in-house screening at Shelter (UK), and hosted by Deborah Garvie, for staff from London and Shelter Scotland. The discussion took in the current political context, the need to bring out positive approaches to tackling the issues (e.g. Land Trusts or examples of good practice from the EU/International housing contexts), and the value of ‘reason’ for engendering better notions of wellbeing and self-determination across society.
Peg Rawes showed the film at the Levitt Bernstein Architects, as part of their Continuing Professional Development (CPD) programme, on Monday 4 July. Partner, Jo McCafferty, and colleagues took part in a conversation which considered the potential for the project to build alliances in the profession and also with other partners/stakeholders, especially, around health issues. The film’s themes struck a chord with the practice, known for its thoughtful housing projects. Dan Liston commented here: ‘The issues in the film are highly relevant to much of the work we do in our Practice and resonated with many of us on a personal level. It proved to be highly motivating and thought provoking at a time when the concerns raised could not be timelier.’
Last night saw the first of our London screenings of project film Equal by Design. Held in the atmospheric Gustave Tuck Lecture Theatre at University College London, and organized by UrbanLab, the event featured lively discussion between our panel of speakers (Film contributors Deborah Garvie, Peter Barber, and Sarah Wigglesworth; Clare Melhuish from UrbanLab and Michael Edwards from UCL, alongside Peg Rawes and Beth Lord) and an audience of 150. The event had a long waiting list of over 180 people keen to join the discussion!
By popular demand, we are pleased to announce a second London screening of the film on 28 June at 7:00 at University College London, organized once again by our friends at UrbanLab. Free tickets are likely to go fast. Book your ticket here.
On Saturday 28 May, “Equal by Design” had its Scottish premiere at the University of Aberdeen May Festival.
After the screening, Rosemary Brotchie of Shelter Scotland gave a short response, explaining some of the developments and challenges in the housing crisis specific to Scotland. This was followed by an audience Q&A with her, the project team, and the film team.
Equal by Design, project film of the Equalities of Wellbeing project, will have its Scottish premiere at the University of Aberdeen May Festival on Saturday 28 May at 4:00 PM.
Equal by Design, by Peg Rawes and Beth Lord, directed by Adam Low and produced by Lone Star Productions, is a 25-minute documentary exploring how Spinoza’s philosophy connects to housing design for wellbeing and the current crisis in affordable housing.
Following the film screening there will be a discussion and Q&A with the project team, the filmmakers, and Rosemary Brotchie of Shelter Scotland.
We are excited to announce that Equal by Design, a documentary film by Peg Rawes and Beth Lord, directed by Adam Low and produced by Lone Star Productions, will be released soon.
The 25-minute documentary explores how Spinoza’s philosophy connects to housing design for greater wellbeing and the current crisis in affordable housing. Watch our website for announcements of screening events over the next few months.