Art: Independència

Two nations united for self-determination; Scotland and Catalonia share many political and historical similarities, and are leading examples of peaceful movements for independence.

This map of Catalonia is made using clippings of the Scottish landscape and cityscape, with Edinburgh in the place of Barcelona, Glasgow in the place of Lleida, Aberdeen in Girona, and the Scottish Highlands in the Catalan High Pyreness.

Catalonia, like Scotland, is one of the oldest nations in Europe. It lost its independence to Spain in 1714, shortly after Scotland lost its independence in 1707. Both countries now have their own devolved assemblies – Catalan architect Enric Miralles constructed Scotland’s new parliament building in 1999.

Andrew Redmond Barr
National Collective