NVA were invited by the Scottish Government, in partnership with Creative Scotland and the British Council Scotland, to curate a distinctive Scottish presence at La Biennale di Venezia’s 2010 International Architecture Exhibition.
They presented a programme of public events, entitled To Have and To Hold, responding to the themes of restoration and reuse of our built heritage, particularly on the potential restoration of St Peter’s Seminary near Cardross.
This video documents the debated future of St Peter’s within an historical context that reconnects with the radical roots of Ruskin’s nineteenth century conservation theories by academics, artists and architects from Europe. This led to the production of a new publication To Have And To Hold which was released in August 2011.
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