Director of Common Weal, Robin McAlpine is a character heavily involved with the YES independence movement in Scotland. His book Determination, written after the unsuccessful Scottish referendum, charts the next steps as to how Scotland could be an independent country by 2021.
“I was very deeply involved in the referendum campaign… my eyes were opened to what a truly participatory democracy would look like…”
Robin McAlpine, Common Weal
Robin has been kind enough to agree to work with Notional Identities in attempts of forming a realistic vision of a future Scotland, in which all designs are based.
Due to his breadth of knowledge as director of Common Weal, this initial chat proved incredibly useful in exploring the scope of how the built environment could relate and express different notions of Scottish national identity.