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Smurf village on the Castlegate?

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Probably Stewart Milne's latest housing scheme, that guy can get planning permission for anywhere! :down:

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All will be revealed if you check ragudave's posts on art events!

A-Ha! Cheers Mr Cynic. :up:

http://www.lookevents.co.uk/events2.htm :

HOUSE BUILDING

Date: Wednesday 15th June - Friday 24th June | Venue: The Green

St. Nicholas Street' date=' Castlegate, Provost Skene Houes, Marischal College

Artist: Professor Jonathan Woolf

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The project invites reflection on the nature of the city and how we choose to make it. The installation of miniature houses throughout the city refers back to a known building type, the bothy, a traditional Scottish vernacular small dwelling. It is dignified, humble and strong, representing our nostalgic longing to live independently, surrounded in nature. The layout, however, mimics the march of suburban development that has blurred the relationship between city and countryside at the same time creating a whole new set of spatial and cultural conditions. Analogous to suburban development, these baby houses can turn up in all sorts of places.

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My kid started climbing on one of them on Broadstreet I was convinced there was a camera in it catching everyones reactions

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That would be the opposite of Big Brother...instead of the people going into the house, the houses go out into the people.

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yea.....very strange and random. I walked past them today. My mate suggested they were being filmed for some sort of document to show how quickly before they get vandalised/destroyed!

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Why is there only one female smirt? I've been told there's a reason...but i don't know what it is.. :help:

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Why is there only one female smirt? I've been told there's a reason...but i don't know what it is.. :help:

i believe it started of f with them all male, but the female one was made to be sent in as an evil spy (well this is what donnie darko says anyway)

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yeah gargimel created her as a spy, so he could locate their village or something, but the uber goodness of all the other smurfs to her good.

Also smurfs have no reproductive organs... yet isn't there like a baby smurf or something... how the hell does that work?

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There was a thing on the news about this just now. The guys they interviewed didn't seem to have a clue what they were talking about.

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there's a story about it on the front of the p+j today

taken form the website

IT'S A SMALL WORLD - HOMING IN ON HUMBLE ART

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LINDSAY MCINTOSH

09:00 - 15 June 2005

Miniature houses will be appearing in Aberdeen this month as part of an art project.

The university professor behind the developments said he hoped it would encourage citizens to consider the layout of the city.

Jonathan Woolf, professor of architecture at Robert Gordon University, said: "The installation of miniature houses throughout the city refers back to the bothy, a traditional Scottish vernacular small dwelling.

"It is dignified, humble and strong, representing our nostalgic longing to live independently, surrounded in nature.

"The layout of our bothies in the centre of Aberdeen aims to mimic the march of suburban development that has blurred the relationship between city and countryside."

Yesterday Prof Woolf unveiled the first development in the city's Castlegate.

The tiny developments are to be built in various locations in the city, including St Nicholas Street, The Green, Provost Skene House and Marischal College.

During the arts festival, Look 2005, 40 plywood houses will appear, each just more than 3ft tall and with foundations of about 3ft by about 4ft.

After the exhibition BP, who are sponsoring the festival, will distribute 20 of them to schools in the city for arts projects.

Another five will go to NHS Grampian.

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Another five will go to NHS Grampian.

And what exactly are they going to do with five plywood houses? They could have at least decorated them!

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they might be struggling to pay their bills and looking for some free fire wood.

Or to fashion makeshift splints from?

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