Invitation to attend a meeting of the Cross Party Group on Architecture + the Built Environment on 17 November 2015

Irish Design 2015 – Festival of Architecture 2016
Creative Connections in the Built Environment

Linda Fabiani MSP and Pat Bourne, Consul General of Ireland invite you to attend a meeting of
the Cross Party Group on Architecture + the Built Environment on 17 November 2015.
The meeting will take place from 5.30 – 7.30 pm in Committee Room 2 of the Scottish Parliament.

Representatives of these two great national initiatives will meet to discuss creative connections in the built environment,
and to consider the opportunities and challenges involved in promoting design and its economic benefits.

Irish Design 2015 (ID2015) is a year-long initiative backed by the Irish government exploring,
promoting and celebrating Irish design throughout Ireland and internationally in order to drive job creation,
grow exports and increase competitiveness.
ID2015 seeks to harness the power of design to support all aspects of society – from students and educators to business and the public sector.

Festival of Architecture 2016 aims to boost confidence and understanding of our built environment,
and to make a lasting difference to Scottish communities.
The year-long initiative will inform all members of the Scottish public of the economic and social benefits of good architecture.
The festival will also consolidate and advance Scotland’s position on the world architectural stage.

Four eminent speakers will address the Cross Party Group meeting
Marie Christie – Head of Development Department Visit Scotland Events, Scotland’s Year of Innovation Architecture and Design
Alex Milton – Programme Director, Irish Design 2015
Emmett Scanlon – Nine Lives Curator, Irish Design 2015
David Dunbar – Festival of Architecture 2016

Presentations will be followed by an open discussion chaired by Linda FabianI MSP.

Although the meeting starts at 5.30 it is advisable to arrive no later than 5.15 to allow for security
and time to get to the committee room.
It will not be possible for latecomers to be escorted to the committee room.

If you have any specific access requirements or if you require personal assistance in the event of an evacuation please let me know prior to attending the event.

If you are available to join us on the night, please let me know as soon as possible and in any event no later than Friday 13 November 2015.

Confirming your attendance is sufficient. We will not provide any further confirmation of the event.

For those attending please see the attached Information for Guests document from the parliament.

Further information on the different organisations can be found at the following links
https://cpgarchitecturebuiltenvironment.wordpress.com/
http://www.rias.org.uk/events/festival-of-architecture-2016/
http://www.irishdesign2015.ie/
www.irishconsulatescotland.co.uk

We look forward to seeing you on 17th November
Yours sincerely

Eugene

Eugene Mullan
Secretary

CROSS PARTY GROUP on ARCHITECTURE and the BUILT ENVIRONMENT
https://cpgarchitecturebuiltenvironment.wordpress.com/
The Group is supported by:-
Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland
Royal Town Planning Institute
c/o SMITH SCOTT MULLAN ASSOCIATES
T: 0131 555 1414 E: e.mullan@smith-scott-mullan.co.uk

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