Closes and opens: a history of Edinburgh’s futures

"Closes and Opens" is a film about the regeneration of the Old Royal Infirmary into the new home of the Edinburgh Futures Institute.

The Edinburgh Futures Institute is, just like the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh before it, designed to be open to everyone. While the Infirmary was built to isolate one kind of contagion, the Institute meant to promote another, a contagion of ideas to help us live with the future. But how do you see the future or, for that matter, the past? This is the question the film sets out to explore.

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Closes and Opens was produced, written and narrated by Liz McFall and AWED for the Edinburgh Futures Institute.

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