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The Irish Architecture Foundation is running a series of 20 minute clinics as an easy-access service for Local Authority and Public Service staff responsible for developing concepts and ideas for outdoor public space around Ireland.
Each clinic will be 20 minutes long and delivered by members of our Reimagine Professional Panel, a multi-disciplinary group formed in 2020 of architectural, placemaking, spatial and design professionals.
There are twelve online sessions available in March, with Orla Murphy, Alan Mee and Emma Geoghegan. Booking is now open – please click here.
Alan Mee is a built environment consultant, researcher, urban designer and architect working in urbanism, architecture, and education. He has published and spoken widely on spatial aspects of dramatic change in the Irish designed environment, and is a part-time Senior Lecturer in urban design at the School of Architecture, Planning and Environmental Policy, at University College Dublin. In 2017 he completed a PhD entitled: ‘Exploring, evaluating and visualising spatial complexity of urban sites’.
Emma Geoghegan is an architect, urban designer and educator engaged in the design of beautiful, purposeful and resilient places for people. Since 2007 her practice has focused on the design and delivery of residential, social care and educational buildings for people with a broad range of abilities and needs. Since 2017 Emma has continued to work in collaborative private practice and consultancy work in the areas of social inclusion and accessibility alongside her role as Chair of the Bachelor of Architecture programme at TU Dublin.
Orla Murphy is an architect, lecturer in UCD School of Architecture Planning and Environmental Policy and co-director (with Philip Crowe) of UCD Centre for Irish Towns (CfIT). In 2018, Orla along with five colleagues co-curated Free Market, the Irish Pavilion at La Biennale di Venezia, with an exhibition that explored the past, present and future of public space in Irish towns. Orla co-presents the RTÉ documentary series Building Ireland, now in its third series. She lives in Westport Co. Mayo and continues to advocate for towns as thriving people-centred urban places.
The Reimagine programme is an initiative of the Irish Architecture Foundation and a national provider of toolkits and masterclasses in placemaking. Click here to visit the Reimagine website.
Reimagine is made possible by the Creative Ireland Programme’s National Creativity Fund and the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage. Reimagine is further supported by IAF core funders the Arts Council and the OPW.