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Architects in Schools Exhibition: Home, Community, Sustainability

01.05.22-30.06.22

This is a national exhibition created by Transition Year students, teachers and architects in response to three key themes, taking inspiration from the National Museum of Ireland - Country Life collection. This exhibition is a collaboration between the Irish Architecture Foundation and the National Museum of Ireland.

Event Information

Architects in Schools Exhibition: Home, Community, Sustainability

01.05.22-30.06.22

Free

No booking required for individuals & families

To book school group visits, please email educationtph@museum.ie

Event Information

Architects in Schools Exhibition: Home, Community, Sustainability

01.05.22-30.06.22

Free

No booking required for individuals & families

To book school group visits, please email educationtph@museum.ie

We invite you to explore and enjoy the Architects in Schools exhibition at the National Museum of Ireland – Country Life in Mayo, running from 1 May – 30 June 2022. Exhibition content was developed by Transition Year students nationwide in response to three key themes. Featuring 2D drawings and 3D models, the exhibits were made in workshops by young people, in collaboration with architects and teachers, as part of the Irish Architecture Foundation’s national Architects in Schools programme. Running since 2013, this programme reached a record 70 schools this year, of which 44 schools submitted exhibition content. This celebration of young peoples’ creativity is the largest Architects in Schools exhibition ever and marks a strategic collaboration between the Irish Architecture Foundation and the National Museum of Ireland.

Architects in Schools programme now receiving school applications for 2022/23!

 

Exhibition Venue

National Museum of Ireland – Country Life

 

Discover

The exhibits are displayed in several locations throughout the Museum, and an exhibition map will be available. Watch out for objects in the Irish Folklife collection that link to exhibition themes. Pause and reflect on the original, visionary ideas proposed by young people as they advocate for a better built environment. Hear directly from young people as they share their response to exhibition themes and express their ideas about architecture in a specially commissioned film, “Architects in Schools: The Student Voice”. This will be showing in the AV room during the exhibition.

 

Exhibition Learning Programme

A targeted programme of events for young people will complement this exhibition.

(1) School Visits – Student Response Workshops

This is an opportunity for students participating in Architects in Schools to meet other student groups and share their ideas on location at the exhibition, in a workshop facilitated by an architect. Workshops are available on 10, 12, 17 and 19 May.

Teachers, click here to book a Student Response Workshop.

 

(2) School Visits – General

If your school cannot attend one of the Student Response Workshops, you are welcome to visit any other day between 1 May  and 30 June 2022. This option is open to all schools nationwide, including those not participating in the Architects in Schools programme.

Teachers, please email educationtph@museum.ie for more information and to book a general school visit to the exhibition.

 

(3) Mini Manifesto: Living Sustainably in Rural Ireland

Saturday 21 May 2022, 11am – 3pm

This is an opportunity for young people aged 15-18 to explore issues around designing for the future, living sustainability, and good design in everyday life. This workshop is facilitated by an Architects in Schools architect.

For more information or to book, contact educationtph@museum.ie.

 

About the IAF’s Architects in Schools programme

Devised and delivered by the Irish Architecture Foundation and running since 2013/14, Architects in Schools provides Transition Year students with first-hand experience of the design process under the guidance of architects and architectural graduates, through facilitated workshops. The youth voice is central to this programme, as we aim to empower young people to become thoughtful stewards of the built environment and to increase their understanding and appreciation of architecture. Now in its ninth year, this celebrated programme is currently reaching a record 70 secondary schools across Ireland, facilitated by a team of 41 architects, increasing opportunities for young people to connect with architectural professionals and the art form of architecture. 

School applications for 2022/23 now open! Fill out this online form to book your place on the programme. Closing date 10 June. 

Architect applications for 2022/23 will open in the summer.

 

Thank you to our funders!

The Architects in Schools Exhibition is co-produced by the Irish Architecture Foundation and the National Museum of Ireland. The Architects in Schools programme is supported by the Arts Council of Ireland, Department of Education and Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage. 

 

Ongoing collaboration between the Irish Architecture Foundation and the National Museum of Ireland

There is a memorandum of understanding (MOU) between the Irish Architecture Foundation and the National Museum of Ireland since 2020. This MOU provides a framework for collaboration in areas of mutual interest and potential benefit.

Established in 2005, the Irish Architecture Foundation (IAF) is an independent organisation dedicated to the promotion of architecture as culture. The IAF’s mission is to champion the power of architecture to transform lives and improve the places where we live, learn, work and play. We encourage people to engage with the built environment, to inspire new ways of thinking about architecture.

The National Museum of Ireland has four public sites and a Collections Repository:

  • National Museum of Ireland – Archaeology (Kildare Street, Dublin 2)
  • National Museum of Ireland – Natural History (Merrion Street,  Dublin 2)
  • National Museum of Ireland – Decorative Arts & History (Collins Barracks, Dublin 7)
  • National Museum of Ireland – Country Life (Turlough Park, Castlebar, Co. Mayo)
  • Collections Resource Centre (Swords) (Not open to the public)

Admission to the National Museum of Ireland and its exhibitions is free. Museum Shop & Café on site. See www.museum.ie for more information.

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Photo: Models made by TY students at Portlaoise College, Laois, with architect Patrick Dunne, addressing the theme of sustainability.

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