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Within housing developments that often exist at the edge of the city, how much ownership can residents and tenants have? Where is the space for the individual through customisation, physical change, external decoration?
Artist Verity-Jane Keefe and architect Dominic Stevens will run a workshop exploring the potential for a utopian alternative, looking at ideas around the DIY, ad hoc and architecture by non-architects and how these can and might exist within the existing physical urban / suburban contexts.
This workshop is an exploration of the housing estate, open to everyone including architects, urbanists, artists, community groups and, most importantly, residents.
The gallery is open Tuesday-Friday 12-5pm, Saturday 2-5pm until 21 January 2023 (but closed for the holidays 18 December-2 January).
Free, drop-in tours take place every Tuesday and Thursday, 1pm and Saturday, 3pm.
Accessibility: Entrance is at ground level. Some displays are on the first floor. Please ask the gallery attendants to guide you to the lift if needed. Audio recordings of all Housing Unlocked exhibition panel text are available via QR codes on the panels and on the exhibition webpages for the 8 displays.
Housing Unlocked is a partnership between the Irish Architecture Foundation and The Housing Agency, sponsored by The Housing Agency with additional support from The Arts Council, The Land Development Agency, the New European Bauhaus, and venue partner Trinity College Dublin. The exhibition and public programme are curated by the Irish Architecture Foundation.
Photo: Film still of Rosemount Court, from the Site Specific film commissioned by the IAF for Open House Dublin 2020 and produced by Dyehouse Films.