Multicultural festival to celebrate difference
PEOPLE will be able to see the Granite City from a different perspective with a camera obscura event.
The Aberdeen Society Of Architects has organised the event, which starts next week at the new Pop-up Pavilion at Marischal College quad.
Camera obscura, which is also referred to as a pin hole image, is where pictures are projected on to a round table, showing buildings and landscapes on a small scale, allowing people to explore the city.
It will be the first time the event has come to the Northeast. Unlike Camera Obscura in Edinburgh, which uses a system of mirrors to project live images, the Aberdeen imagery is being recreated with the use of a drone.
Vice president of the Aberdeen Society of Architects Richard Slater said: “This is part of the National Festival of Architecture and has been funded by the Scottish Government.
“This year’s theme is home so we have seen different ways people can see where they come from, and to see the city.
“It was George Simpson, the leader of the sub-committee of the Festival of Architecture, that had seen the one in Edinburgh and had the idea of bringing it up to Aberdeen.
“Marischal College is a great place to do it because you get to see all of the new buildings including the new Marischal Square development.”
Footage will show the cityscape from Torry to Northfield and from Codonas to the west end.
The exhibition will be on show from Monday for two weeks on weekdays only.
Students from RGU’S Scott Sutherland School of Architecture will be staffing the event. Richard added: “We hope that over a day we can get about 10 to 15 people per showing so over the two weeks we can get people in the high hundreds to see it.
“It was really a great day when the footage was shot so there are some great images.
“It will hopefully provoke a discussion by members of the public on architecture and urban design in Aberdeen.” A COLLEGE is set to host a multicultural festival tomorrow.
Celebrating the Difference, an afternoon of family entertainment which aims to bring together people from different cultures who live in and around Fraserburgh, will be held by the Fraserburgh campus of North East Scotland College (NESCOL).
The free event, which is fully accessible to disabled visitors, has been billed as a day of “international food, music, dance and lots more” and will run from noon until 3pm. Attractions include the Bhangra Dancers from Aberdeen, capoeira dancers from Brazil and the local Mutiny Tribal Belly Dancers.
It was a great day when the footage was shot
scene: Views would include looking out to the harbour. Inset, Marischal College quad will host the camera obscura event.