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Books Downstairs: Designing books about architecture

13.05.24

Join us at IAF House in the heart of Dublin City for the fifth in a series of conversations on books about architecture.

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Books Downstairs: Designing books about architecture

Irish Architecture Foundation, Bachelors Walk, North City, Dublin 1, Ireland

13.05.24

13:00-14:00

Free

Event Information

Books Downstairs: Designing books about architecture

Irish Architecture Foundation, Bachelors Walk, North City, Dublin 1, Ireland

13.05.24

13:00-14:00

Free

In chapter 5 of Books Downstairs, come and hear designers Peter Maybury, Colin Farmer and Noelle Cooper discuss designing books about architecture, in conversation with designer Emma Conway.

With decades of experience and hundreds of design projects between them, this panel is sure to provide a feast for the eyes and minds of those interested in what goes into the visual communication and creative exploration of architecture in (2D) books.

Peter Maybury is an Irish multidisciplinary artist who has collaborated extensively with artists and institutions, editors and curators on more than 200 art and architecture publications. Peter is a longstanding collaborator with Tom dePaor, making books, films, photographs, and works for exhibition. Their Gall Editions imprint has published 12 titles to date, including Irlanda: of de Blacam and Meagher (2010), part of their co-curation of the Irish Pavilion at the 12th International Architecture Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia. Peter is author of Make Ready (2015) and co-author with dePaor of Of (2012) and Reservoir (2010). Peter is designer, contributing writer, and co-editor with Ciarán Nugent of Throw Away: Nightclub Flyers 1990-99 (2022). With Paul Clarke he co-edited the eight-volume Notations (2016), featuring work by dePaor, O’Donnell+Tuomey, and Grafton Architects; and with Dennis McNulty he co-curated and edited the Underground exhibition and book (2008).

Noelle Cooper, Colin Farmer and Philip Farmer are Unthink, a creative branding and digital studio in Dublin city. Unthink’s architecture book design credits include Valerie Mulvin’s Approximate Formality – Morphology of Irish Towns (2021), Niall McCullough’s Dublin – Creation, Occupation, Destruction (2023), and Housing Unlocked: Ideas from a Living Room (2023), for which they also designed the website and exhibition.

Read Peter Maybury, Noelle Cooper, Colin Farmer, and Emma Conway’s full bios below.

This is chapter 5 of Books Downstairs, a series of conversations on books about architecture, organised and hosted by the Irish Architecture Foundation.

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Image: Dublin – Creation, Occupation, Destruction (by Niall McCollough), courtesy of Unthink.

SPEAKERS
Peter Maybury

Peter Maybury is an Irish multidisciplinary artist. His practice-based research encompasses works as an artist, graphic designer, filmmaker, publisher, writer, editor, curator, musician, and educator. He is a graduate of Central Saint Martins, London, and is a Doctoral Candidate at the Centre for Socially Engaged Practice-Based Research, TU Dublin.

He has collaborated extensively with artists and institutions, editors and curators, on more than 200 art and architecture publications. Peter is a longstanding collaborator with Tom dePaor, making books, films, photographs, and works for exhibition. Their Gall imprint  has published 12 titles to date, including Irlanda: of de Blacam and Meagher (2010), part of their co-curation of the Irish Pavilion at the 12th International Architecture Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia. Peter lectures in Visual Communication at TU Dublin.

Peter is author of Make Ready (2015) and co-author with dePaor of Of (2012) and Reservoir (2010). Peter is designer, contributing writer, and co-editor with Ciarán Nugent of Throw Away: Nightclub Flyers 1990-99 (2022). With Paul Clarke he co-edited the eight-volume Notations (2016), featuring work by dePaor, O’Donnell+Tuomey, and Grafton Architects; and with Dennis McNulty he co-curated and edited the Underground exhibition and book (2008). His music projects include Hard Sleeper, Rainfear, and Thread Pulls.

Profile photo courtesy of Peter Maybury.

To find out more please visit:
https://www.petermaybury.com/
Noelle Cooper

Noelle Cooper graduated with first class honours BA in Design Visual Communications from DIT. She has judged the ICAD Awards and has mentored on their Upstarts programme. She recently served on the 100 Archive selection panel and was a judge at the Kinsale Shark Awards. In 2019 she represented Ireland on the Art Directors Club of Europe design jury in Barcelona. Noelle is visiting lecturer on the BA in Visual Communications in Gengdan Academy of Design in Beijing, as well as IADT and NCAD, where she recently led a module on the MA in Design Communications.

Profile photo courtesy of Noelle Cooper.

To find out more please visit:
https://www.unthink.ie/
Colin Farmer

Colin Farmer is a graduate of Architectural Graphics in Carlow IT and the Diploma in Graphic Reproduction in DIT. He is a visiting lecturer on the MA in Professional Practice and the BA in Visual Communications in TU Dublin, IADT and Gengdan Academy of Design in Beijing. He is also a founding member of the SkateD8 and Cork Street Park groups who campaigned for green space in Dublin 8, resulting in Weaver Park. In 2022 Colin completed the Future London Academy’s Creative Business Masterclass.

Profile photo courtesy of Colin Farmer.

To find out more please visit:
https://www.unthink.ie/
Emma Conway
Emma Conway has over 10 years of experience in the design industry and has worked in both Dublin and Rotterdam agencies. Prior to joining the National Library of Ireland, where she is the first in-house graphic designer, she worked at Image Now, Dept (Rotterdam), and Language, where she was lead designer on various projects with clients including Temple Bar Gallery, The Yes Campaign, and Trinity College Dublin.

Emma’s areas of speciality lie within typography, branding and archiving. She has also been recognised for her independent projects for the music and arts scene in Dublin and has been featured in Totally Dublin and the 100 Archive.

Profile photo courtesy of Emma Conway.