Ben MacFarlane 2019
Orkney Storytelling Centre
Designing in Orkney has distilled in me the importance of designing for the local community – understanding their identity and culture yet bringing innovation and progression through sensitive design. This project seeks to breathe new life into the storytelling heritage of Orkney and become a vessel for art to continue, bringing the local and tourist together to share in the wonder and mystery of the island’s ancestral imagination. The centre is to be place where an authentic experience is available and give insight into what life was like gathered around the fire in ancient Orcadian family homes.