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Dublin Plays Itself


The Irish Architecture Foundation and the Irish Film Archive present Dublin Plays Itself on the 18 August and the 25 August. Dublin Plays Itself reveals the city and all its personalities as a protagonist and an active participant within the fabric of filmmaking. Dublin Plays Itself is a series of walking tours to locations where groups of 25 people per tour can explore moments in the history of the surrounding built environment through films from the IFI Irish Film Archive. The walks and film presentations will be contextualised with talks from Architectural Historian Dr Ellen Rowley and Sunniva O’Flynn, the IFI Archivist, respectively.

Film can provide a visual history of urban development, giving an illustrated record of trends, politics and attitudes towards cities, its architecture and its citizens. In Dublin Plays Itself this process of illumination will be revealed through the presentation of the Irish Film Insitute’s rarely shown archival material in places of architectural significance around the city.

Times and routes for the tours are tbc and booking not open until August, sign up for IAF newsletters for up to date information.

This project is brought to you by the IAF’s The Fourth Wall and as part of the Hack-the-City programme with the Science Gallery.

View from Central Bank, Photo Alice Clancy (c) IAF, Cead Míle Fáilte (c) Irish Film Archive, Portrait of Dublin, (c) Irish Film Archive and Sean agus Nua (c) Irish Film Archive