When something is erased, what is lost?

Erase

Ravenscraig
Built Environment Nature
English
When something is erased, what is lost?
Where has erasure taken place in your environment?
How can we engage with existing places without causing destructive erasure?
Where has erasure taken place in your environment?
How can we progress in a way that recognises and values what already exists?

Saunt

Ravenscraig
Land Spiritual
Scots
How can we progress in a way that recognises and values what already exists?
How can we build in a way that does not obliterate, but allows the essence of place to remain?
What kind of worth does a ruin have? Why is it that ruin, as a verb in English, is negative?
How can we build in a way that does not obliterate, but allows the essence of place to remain?
When studying a site, perhaps begin with wandering?

Tine

Ravenscraig
Nature Spiritual
English Irish Scots
When studying a site, perhaps begin with wandering?
How do we leave space for, and continue to acknowledge (the significance of) what was there before?

Lairach

Ravenscraig
Built Environment
Scots
How do we leave space for, and continue to acknowledge (the significance of) what was there before?
How can ecological theory combine with architectural discourse to create a design framework which promotes biodiversity, human well-being, and ecological resilience?

Movement ecology

Ravenscraig
Land Nature
English
How can ecological theory combine with architectural discourse to create a design framework which promotes biodiversity, human well-being, and ecological resilience?
How might we find ways to encompass, even celebrate what might at first appear incidental, accidental or unwanted and see the value in what can be unnecessarily or inappropriately deemed unimportant?

Barescrape

Ravenscraig
Land
Scots
How might we find ways to encompass, even celebrate what might at first appear incidental, accidental or unwanted and see the value in what can be unnecessarily or inappropriately deemed unimportant?
What happens if we were to re-define the word "weed"?
What happens if we were to re-define the word "weed"?
How can the built environment facilitate the blurring of demarcation lines and the softening of frontiers?

Liminal

Orkney
Spiritual
English
How can the built environment facilitate the blurring of demarcation lines and the softening of frontiers?
Architects and built environment professionals must work as funambulists at the threshold of the human-made and the natural to design environments that respect and enhance existing habitats, while providing opportunities for honourable and inclusive spaces for humans.
Architects and built environment professionals must work as funambulists at the threshold of the human-made and the natural to design environments that respect and enhance existing habitats, while providing opportunities for honourable and inclusive spaces for humans.
What can we learn from Orcadians on the important relationship between the sea and the land?

Tidalectics

Orkney
Land Spiritual
English
What can we learn from Orcadians on the important relationship between the sea and the land?
How can humans change their world view to incorporate habitats that are not human-centric?
How can humans change their world view to incorporate habitats that are not human-centric?
How can we avoid otherization through creating a fundamentally inclusive built environment?

Unkan

Orkney
Orcadian Scots
How can we avoid otherization through creating a fundamentally inclusive built environment?
Where do you see fragmentation in your environment; what larger whole are, or could they, be a part of?

Fragment

Orkney
Built Environment Land
English
Where do you see fragmentation in your environment; what larger whole are, or could they, be a part of?
Facing new challenges and changes, what do we need to modify to work with the environment and landscape, and not against it?

Adapt

Orkney
Built Environment Nature
English
Facing new challenges and changes, what do we need to modify to work with the environment and landscape, and not against it?
In an environment increasing in change, at what point does 'to adapt' become 'to anticipate'?
In an environment increasing in change, at what point does 'to adapt' become 'to anticipate'?
Is language within architecture destructive or constructive?

Gaa/Sun-Gaa

Orkney
Nature
Norn
Is language within architecture destructive or constructive?
Does language within architecture work in the future tense as much as in the present tense?
Does language within architecture work in the future tense as much as in the present tense?
How do we form a framework that takes into account the balance needed between rewilding or other natural conservation efforts, and development, depending on location?

Ath-fhiadhachadh

Loch Ness
Land Nature
Gaelic
How do we form a framework that takes into account the balance needed between rewilding or other natural conservation efforts, and development, depending on location?
Through the link in Further reading, listen to Iain MacDhùghaill’s 19th century song of longing “Òran Bhràigh Rùsgaich,” sung by Megan Henderson of the band Breabach - it describes the rich bird life in the forest by Loch Ness. Fragments of the old forest described in this song remain today about a river gorge at 'Allt nan Saighead' (stream of the arrows), surrounded by plantation trees.

Iargain fàtha

Loch Ness Orkney Ravenscraig
Spiritual
Gaelic
Through the link in Further reading, listen to Iain MacDhùghaill’s 19th century song of longing “Òran Bhràigh Rùsgaich,” sung by Megan Henderson of the band Breabach - it describes the rich bird life in the forest by Loch Ness. Fragments of the old forest described in this song remain today about a river gorge at 'Allt nan Saighead' (stream of the arrows), surrounded by plantation trees.
Perhaps now that you have the word, you will find a dòirneag.

Dòirneag

Loch Ness Orkney Ravenscraig
Nature
Gaelic
Perhaps now that you have the word, you will find a dòirneag.
What do we mean by shelter, ideas of home?

Bield

Loch Ness Orkney Ravenscraig
Built Environment
Scots
What do we mean by shelter, ideas of home?
What do we mean by communities and how we protect them?
What do we mean by communities and how we protect them?
In areas of land ownership, what characterises a piece of land which no one (are allowed to) own?

Striferiggs

Loch Ness Ravenscraig
Land
Scots
In areas of land ownership, what characterises a piece of land which no one (are allowed to) own?
How do architects design for the world when urbanisation could be a threat to biodiversity?

Oikos

Loch Ness Orkney Ravenscraig
Built Environment Nature
Ancient Greek
How do architects design for the world when urbanisation could be a threat to biodiversity?
Beyond '50 words for snow', what other linguistic examples reveal the close understanding between indigenous peoples and their environments?

Biolinguistic diversity

Loch Ness Orkney Ravenscraig
Language Nature
English
Beyond '50 words for snow', what other linguistic examples reveal the close understanding between indigenous peoples and their environments?
What does ‘wildness’ mean to you?

Shifting baseline syndrome

Loch Ness Orkney Ravenscraig
Land Nature
English
What does ‘wildness’ mean to you?
Is there a word in your language for a place untouched by humans, such as an untouched forest?
Is there a word in your language for a place untouched by humans, such as an untouched forest?
How do we make connections across peoples, species, and listen and make space for those whose voices are unheard, or are quieter? How might we take time to listen?

Chthulucene

Loch Ness Orkney Ravenscraig
Nature Spiritual
English
How do we make connections across peoples, species, and listen and make space for those whose voices are unheard, or are quieter? How might we take time to listen?
How might you encourage people to take time, slow down and pay attention?

Between the sun and the sky

Loch Ness Orkney Ravenscraig
Nature
Scots
How might you encourage people to take time, slow down and pay attention?
Where do you see extraction happening in your landscape?

Extract

Loch Ness
Land Nature
English
Where do you see extraction happening in your landscape?
How can we create a system that values nurture, repair and care, over extraction and exploitation?
Is capitalism as efficient as it thinks it is?
How can we create a system that values nurture, repair and care, over extraction and exploitation?
What does it mean to ‘own land’?

Dùthchas

Loch Ness
Land Spiritual
Gaelic
What does it mean to ‘own land’?
How do you recognise when equilibrium has been achieved for people and place?

Cothromachadh

Loch Ness
Climate Spiritual
Gaelic
How do you recognise when equilibrium has been achieved for people and place?
How do you measure balance in your actions?
How do you measure balance in your actions?
Listen to "Get Thy Bearings" by Donovan

Widdershins

Loch Ness Orkney Ravenscraig
Nature Spiritual
Scots
Listen to "Get Thy Bearings" by Donovan
What do you hear when you listen to your breathing?

Éist

Loch Ness Orkney Ravenscraig
Spiritual
Irish
What do you hear when you listen to your breathing?
How can we engage in more cross-disciplinary analyses of architecture to demonstrate its transversal nature?

Transversal

Built Environment Nature
English
How can we engage in more cross-disciplinary analyses of architecture to demonstrate its transversal nature?
How can we disregard politically and economically motivated demarcation lines to ensure we set objectives that will benefit us on a planetary level in the context of a climate emergency?

Planetary consciousness

Nature Spiritual
English
How can we disregard politically and economically motivated demarcation lines to ensure we set objectives that will benefit us on a planetary level in the context of a climate emergency?