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The 2018 New Now Next programme is announced

27.03.18

The Irish Architecture Foundation and Arup present NEWNOWNEXT, a series of public talks about NEW Ideas, regarding contemporary issues relevant NOW that can impact the NEXT generation.

The Irish Architecture Foundation and Arup present NEWNOWNEXT, a series of public talks about NEW Ideas, regarding contemporary issues relevant NOW that can impact the NEXT generation. NEWNOWNEXT is curated by the Irish Architecture Foundation and sponsored by Arup.

Now in its 5th year, the 2018 line-up for NEWNOWNEXT will provide opportunity for reflection on architecture, infrastructure, housing and cities, with a view to inspire our own thinking on these issues in Dublin. This year’s theme ‘SUSTAIN’ will explore the responsibilities of the architect, the planner, the developer and the citizen. How can architecture remain potent, essential, whilst ‘sustaining’ its agency in an increasingly complicated and diverse world. Key elements of quality design, new technology, and understanding architects’ responsibility to the environment and active citizenship are vital to its endurance and the 2018 line-up has been selected to reflect this.

The line-up of talks taking place throughout the year in Dublin and Cork includes some of the most intriguing professionals in the built environment such as;

Mayor of Tirana, Erion Veliaj, leader of the “Tirana030” a landscape recovery project which focuses on the creation of a child-friendly city.

World renowned architect Bjarke Ingels, of BIG, whose reputation stands for designing buildings that are as programmatically and technically innovative as they are cost and resource conscious. Recently completed projects include the Tirpitz Museum, LEGO House and VIA 57 West to name a few!

Award winning architect Rozana Montiel, of the Rozana Montiel | Estudio de Arquitectura, Mexico who specialises in architectural design, artistic re-conceptualisations of space, and the public domain.

These FREE events all require booking, you will find the links below. IAF members: you get priority! Email communications@architecturefoundation.ie or call 01 874 7200 at any time to secure your ticket.

 

FULL LINEUP

Erion Veliaj, Mayor of Tirana
Thursday 26 April
The Royal Irish Academy, 9 Dawson St, Dublin 2
Starts at 6.30pm, doors at 6pm

Elected as the 42nd Mayor of Tirana in June 2015, Erion Veliaj served as a Member of Parliament and Minister of Social Welfare and Youth from 2013 through 2015. His leadership of Tirana has been by far marked by its focus on the creation of a child-friendly city. Veliaj’s major project up to date is the “Tirana030” project, planned as a landscape recovery with the aim of halting the continuous expansion of a city which hosts one third of the population of Albania. The project foresees the creation of a sustainable Greater Tirana with the addition of a two-million vast tree belt around the city, which will serve as a natural barrier to this expansion and at the same time as a pivotal element in addressing the environmental concerns of the city.

FREE event. Booking is essential

Bjarke Ingels, BIG
Wednesday 2 May
O’Reilly Theatre, 6 Great Denmark St, Rotunda, Dublin 1
Starts at 6.30pm, doors at 6pm

Bjarke Ingels started BIG Bjarke Ingels Group in 2005 after co-founding PLOT Architects in 2001 and working at the Office of Metropolitan Architecture in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. Through a series of award-winning design projects and buildings, Bjarke has developed a reputation for designing buildings that are as programmatically and technically innovative as they are cost and resource conscious. Recently completed projects include the Tirpitz Museum, LEGO House, VIA 57 West and the worlds best restaurant NOMA.
Alongside his architectural practice, Bjarke has taught at Harvard University, Yale University, Columbia University, and Rice University and is also an honorary professor at the Royal Academy of Arts, School of Architecture in Copenhagen.

FREE event. Booking is essential

Rozana Montiel, Rozana Montiel | Estudio de Arquitectura
Thursday 8 November
This event will take place in Cork
Starts at 6.30pm, doors at 6pm

Rozana Montiel is founder and director of the Mexico-based architectural firm Rozana Montiel | Estudio de Arquitectura. She is specialises in architectural design, artistic re-conceptualisations of space, and the public domain. The studio works on a wide variety of projects in different scales and layers that range from the city to the book, to artefact and other micro-objects. She was recently invited as the only Mexican architectural firm to participate to exhibit in the 16th International Architecture Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia, curated by Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara under the theme Freespace. She was also selected as one of four emerging-practice finalists for the Mies Crown Hall Americas Prize (MCHAP) granted by the Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) College of Architecture.

FREE event, booking is essential, booking opens in October.