Image from Open Spaces Schools, a project undertaken by Culturstruction in collaboration with Michelle Browne and five Dublin secondary schools for Dublin City Council, 2011.
Youth Place-Making Seminar
Thursday 05 December
3.30 – 5.30pm
Irish Museum of Modern Art,
Military Road, Kilmainham, Dublin 8
This event brings together diverse and highly innovative projects which offer young people a voice in the design and planning processes that shape our built environment. There is increasing interest and activity in this area of public engagement in architecture and urban design in a variety of contexts. This seminar presents examples of recent Irish projects with an opportunity to discuss the value and potential of this emerging practice.
The event begins with the short documentary film Place Shapers, a project from the IAF and Fingal County Council that teamed up young people with architects and filmmaker to investigate the architecture and urban design of their local areas. Students from Skerries Community College and Luttrellstown Community College worked with architects Robert Bourke, Kate Dowling, Maria Tarsouli, Myrto Dowling and Lisa Kenney, and filmmaker Peter Kelly.
Emma Geoghegan of Meme: Architecture and Design developed Studio 800+, a series of projects and workshops held during the Carlow 800 festival designed to enhance community involvement in the future vision of the town, including the Future Streets of Carlow competition for school students.
Blaithin Quinn worked with Galway’s Red Bird Youth Collective on the project and exhibition Shaping Space, which gave young people the opportunity to create individual artistic responses to local architecture, also opening up a wider public dialogue about the built environment. Red Bird collective members will also participate in this presentation.
Culturstruction (Jo Anne Butler and Tara Kennedy) are interested in the potential of overlapping education, design and community activism as a means of creating greater connections between people and the processes of imagining, designing, making and managing our environment. They present some recent projects.
The film screening and presentations and are followed by a Q&A with participants and Rachel McAree, IAF Education Curator.
No booking required. Starts promptly at 3.30pm, doors open from 3.20pm. Limited Places
Special pre-seminar event: Join Nathalie Weadick, IAF Director for a curator’s tour of The Everyday Experience. Meet 2.30pm in the Project Spaces beside IMMA reception, Thursday 05 December.