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A trilogy of lively panel discussions that aim to raise awareness, critically assess and celebrate the contribution Irish people have made to the built and social fabric of three major cities: London, Chicago and New York.
We Built this City is presented by the Irish Architecture Foundation in collaboration with Irish Design 2015 (ID2015) and the Office of the Minister for Diaspora Affairs of Ireland. A short film by Dyehouse Films, commissioned for We Built this City, will be screened as an introduction to the discussion.
We Built This City | New York – 19 May
We Built this City will chronicle the impact Irish people have had on the built environment in New York City, from historic to contemporary times. The panel includes Marion R. Casey (Glucksman Ireland House NYU), Daryl Kerrigan (CEO, Creative Director, Daryl K),Caroline O’Donnell (Principal, CODA), Kevin Roche (Principal, KRJDA), Brian Tolle (Artist, Irish Hunger Memorial NYC) will discuss the theme from their distinctive perspectives with moderator Raymond W. Gastil, AICP (Director, Pittsburgh Dept. of City Planning). See the New York film by Dyehouse HERE
We Built This City | Chicago – 10 November
Shiben Banerji (Assistant Professor of Art History, Theory and Criticism SAIC), Ellen Grimes (Associate Professor of Architecture SAIC), Billy Lawless (Restaurateur and Immigration Activist), Vincent L. Michael (PhD, Trustee, Global Heritage Fund) and John E. Sheridan (Senior Vice President, James McHugh Construction Co.) discussed the theme from their distinctive perspectives with moderator Timothy Mennel (Senior Editor at University of Chicago Press). See the Chicago film by Dyehouse HERE
We Built This City | London – 30 June
Chaired by Angela Brady, PPRIBA Brady Mallalieu Architects in discussion with: Dervilla Mitchell, CBE, Engineer for Arup; Jarlath Regan, comic and creator of the Irishman Abroad Podcast; Professor Mary Hickman, research fellow at the Centre for Irish Studies; Niall McLaughlin, Niall McLaughlin Architects; Ultan Cowley, author of The Men Who Built Britain. Introduction by Mr Jimmy Deenihan T.D. Minister for Diaspora Affairs. See the London film by Dyehouse HERE
We Built this City is curated by Nathalie Weadick, Director of the Irish Architecture Foundation, assisted by Rachel Gallagher and is in collaboration with Irish Design 2015 (ID2015) and the Office of the Minister for Diaspora Affairs of Ireland. ID2015 is an initiative backed by the Irish Government celebrating and promoting Irish design in Ireland and internationally.
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