Life of the Geopolitical Water in Scotland

The intention of this project is to investigate the interdependent relationship between the Scottish distillery and its architecture and urban landscape, in response to the natural and man-made changes. Through local interviews, documentation, photography and potential on-site intervention, this research aims to critically reflect on the impact of the distilling industry on the natural and cultural change. Furthermore, it also explores how water and whiskey have contributed to dramatic and harmful changes in Scottish ecology, as well as pressures on social and cultural life.

Cutting peat for briquettes; piles 1940 Cutting peat for briquettes; piles 1940 (Photo by Maurer/RDB/ullstein bild via Getty Images)