The Idea

1NE4OURZERO2014 was the second incarnation of Creative Stirling’s Freedom Versions project funded by Creative Scotland. In summer of 2013 the basement of the Old Town Jail in Stirling was transformed into an installation of print-based submissions exploring the themes of freedom, independence, colonisation and alienation in the run-up to the 2014 independence referendum.


This year, the project will create a process where Scots people can reflect on the question of independence beyond polarised political debate and through the lens of Scottish culture and heritage. We want to create a platform to explore the role of artists and thinkers in Scotland on the question of our contemporary cultural identity.

This is an open invitation to submit your short statements, poetic/prosaic lines, comments and ideas to create a shared visualisation of a post-referendum Scotland. Over the coming weeks we will be publishing contributions online alongside other information relevant to the discussion to help to inform your submission.

Besides a print-based installation in the basement of the Stirling Old Town Jail over the summer of 2013, the installation included a working print studio run by artists and designers employing traditional print methods, which allowed the exhibition to grow and evolve throughout its run. Through the artists on-going documentation of interaction with the public, content was published to maintain the conversation online, driven through use of social media. The outcome of this were both Wordpress and Tumblr platforms that ended up being used to showcase the work: