The Scottish-European Parliament is an exhibition-project centered around a visual model that transforms a decommissioned oil rig in the North Sea into a new transnational parliament, assembling pan-European organizations with Scottish civil platforms, social movements and political parties to envision a future European Union from a Scottish point of view. 62% of Scots voted to remain part of the EU. Is there a future for an independent Scotland that rejoins the European Union? And could the visionary campaigns of the social movements that arose during the independence referendum revitalise a weakening European Union, internally threatened from both austerity policies and ultranationalism?
With contributions by: Maggie Chapman (Scottish Green Party); Neil Davidson (historian and sociologist); S.A.N.E Collective (Solidarity Against Neo-liberal Extremism); Idrees Ahmad (journalist); David Pratt (war correspondent of The Herald); Leila Al-Shami (author); Robin Yassin-Kassab (author); The Drouth; Vessel; Jonathon Shafi (political activist, Radical Independence Campaign); Anika Marschall (University of Glasgow); Davidson, Patrick Macklin, Jenny Brownrigg and Johnny Rodger (Glasgow School of Art); Glasgow loves Europe group; Lenin Tinashe Chisaira (environmental lawyer).
The Scottish-European Parliament is part of the ongoing New Unions campaign, that departs from the current political, economic, humanitarian, and environmental crisis of Europe with the aim of assembling representatives of transdemocratic movements and organizations to propose scenarios for new future unions.
IN COLLABORATION WITH:
Viviana Checchia, Johnny Rodger, Anika Marschall and Alex Misick
Jonas Staal (artist), Viviana Checchia (curator), Johnny Rodger (writer), Anika Marshall (researcher), Alex Misick (program coordination), Paul Kuipers and Kasper van Dun (architects), Remco van Bladel (graphic designer), Younes Bouadi and Evelien Scheltinga (production and coordination Studio Jonas Staal), Alan Kean (gallery manager), Allan Dimmick (photography)
Center for Contemporary Art, Glasgow (UK)
Mondriaan Foundation, Amsterdam (NL)