The revised feminist judgment employs an ethic of care as opposed to the arguably more masculinist ethic of justice – an ethic of justice assuming that one can resolve moral dilemmas by abstract and universalistic moral reasoning where an the ethic of care requires due attention to context and the specific circumstances of each situation.
For the Relics ‘Salvesen v Riddell’
Supposing that reflection is often brought about by seclusion, ‘For The Relics’ invites you to step inside the fabric booth and take a seat.
The existence of an agricultural tenancy can greatly reduce the value of a landlords capital. In the case of Salvesen V Riddell the landlord, Salvesen, sought to prioritise his financial interests by evacuating the Riddell family from the farm he had acquired in 1998.
The consequence was that the tenant farmer lost his tenancy, his home as well as his livelihood. In 2012 the family accepted an out of court settlement however, between the Inner House and Supreme Court decisions the farmer Riddell died from suicide.
By drawing on understandings of property as a social and relational institution, and understandings of discrimination as involving systemic disadvantage or social domination, the new judgement seeks to foreground the plight of the farming family rather than the interests and rights of the landlord exclusively.
In this way we are able to see the benefits of adopting a feminist approach to law making, for all genders.
Loosely modeled on a confessional, this space is one for contemplation. The coiled chord detail takes its inspiration from abstracted stone carvings found on monuments and crypts in the Old Calton Burial Ground. The transparency of the chiffon layers suggesting, separation.