Dream Homes, Malcolm Fraser Lecture and Dinner

This Friday night, you are invited to Hospitalfield:

Friday 22 September

5 – 7pm: the opening of Dream Houses exhibition

An exhibition of models made by pupils of Friockheim Primary and Hayshead Primary, Arbroath. The project has been to imagine and design a house to a brief given by another pupil in the class. Free Entry – all welcome.

The exhibition will then be open on Wednesday 27 September 2-4 and by appointment to Friday 29 September

7.15 pm: inaugural Andrew Nicoll Lecture by architect Malcom Fraser

We are very pleased to be presenting the inaugural Andrew Nicoll Lecture, supported by the Nicoll Family in memory of their father and husband Andrew Nicoll who co-founded the respected architects practice Nicoll Russell Studios in Broughty Ferry.

Malcolm Fraser, a renowned architect and policy maker, will present this first Andrew Nicoll Lecture on the subject of housing design. The lecture starts at 7.15pm and you can book for the lecture alone (£10) or for the lecture and an informal dinner afterwards (£16) here…

8.30pm: dinner

Malcolm Fraser’s lecture:

A wise man once said that the root of all human mistakes is fixing things before we have found out what’s wrong with them.  Hence a housing world blighted by: finance based on debt creation and a rentier state;  placemaking dominated by scenic Royalist nostalgia;  and construction technology based on selling us problematic technical fixes to the last problematic technical fix it sold us. 

Malcolm Fraser will seek to analyse our core problems in each of these areas and talk about his advocacy of positive solutions, drawing on his architectural work and the policies he is advancing within current Government and other initiatives.