Mul­ti­cul­tural fes­ti­val to cel­e­brate dif­fer­ence

Evening Express (City Final) - - Scotland Today - By Leanne Mur­ray

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.

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