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by Living we Learn

Dear Friends A big thank you to each of our experts offering their insights along a new walking route in Edinburgh celebrating contemporary design initiatives in the capital and introducing our new programme, Concrete Designs to Thrive. Artists, Archivists, Activists and Designers help bring focus to our themes: Meet, Nest, Learn and Pray, essential acts of life that […]
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Flax Futures

This series of legacy proposals develops new contributions to the shared material culture revealed on Our Linen Stories tour in collaboration with colleagues and organisations met en route. These proposals recognise Scotland’s part in the stories of Europe and aim to strengthen links with our neighbour ‘linen nations’.

As a member of ICOM UK (International Committee of Museums) your curator has devised projects that acknowledge the vital collaborative role of museums, attempting to explore new ways to link and celebrate design history and material culture.

By establishing small task groups for each, we hope to progress from proposal to development stage.

Making Millie

Making Millie

Women at work in the linen industry

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Airing Our Dirty Linen

Airing Our Dirty Linen

Three hundred years of laundry culture

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Building Sights

Building Sights

Envisioning a Circular Economy of Construction

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Currach Project

Currach Project

User based redesign of a traditional tub boat

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Faith in Linen

Faith in Linen

Examining ritualistic use of linen across cultures

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Flax Fields

Flax Fields

Contemporary creativity in traditional linen localities

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Holistic Heritage at Silverburn

Holistic Heritage at Silverburn

Holistic regeneration with our linen heritage at heart

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Linen Works Kirkcaldy

Linen Works Kirkcaldy

The extraordinary linen heritage of Kirkcaldy

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R&D: Design Capture Damask

R&D: Design Capture Damask

Contemporary techniques for archiving Damask

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R&D: The Huguenots in Scotland

R&D: The Huguenots in Scotland

Migration, creative energy and routes to technology transfer

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R&D: Weave for Well-Being

R&D: Weave for Well-Being

Exploring health gain through walking and weaving

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SALVAGE Scotland: Circular Economies at Sea

SALVAGE Scotland: Circular Economies at Sea

Maritime materials, salvage, recycling and innovation

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