Architecture Fringe

Scotland’s independent architecture festival returns with its largest-ever programme


The Architecture Fringe – or ArchiFringe – is Scotland’s annual independent annual architecture event, now in its third year, and returns in 2018 with its biggest ever programme. Over 70 events will take place across Scotland between 8 and 24 June.

The festival was conceived and organised by a group of architects, designers, engineers, visual artists and curators to encourage broader public debate about architecture and design in Scotland.


Top: ‘The Messenger’ is a site-specific installation of four works from artist Hillary Jack in the Borders Sculpture Park, at Mellerstain House.
Above: Frankentype by iheartblob

This year’s programme – created in response to the festival’s COMMON/SENSES ‘provocation’ – explores the built environment through architecture, art, dance, music, live performance, film, photography, tours, talks, debates and a summer school.

Highlights include ‘Frankentypes’, an exhibition of ideas from five emerging practices, exploring how hybrid typologies can be developed to address current and future social issues, talks by critic Alice Rawsthorn and artist Jacqueline Donachie, a Salon des Refusés exhibition of unbuilt works, and a dance performance exploring the relationship between identity and the civic architecture of Aberdeen.


The full 2018 programme is available at the Architecture Fringe website