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Extending Architecture: Training Sessions

The Arts Council’s Extending Architecture is a new training initiative for cultural practitioners with an interest in programming, exploring and sharing the cultural and artistic value of architecture with the public. Leading international practitioners, Todo Por la Praxis, Kate Goodwin and Estudio Teddy Cruz + Forman will provide interactive training sessions in Dublin, Galway and Cork in 2016 as part of the Extending Architecture Training Initiative. In addition, each of the three practitioners will make a rare Irish appearance, giving talks which will be free for the public to attend.

These renowned international practitioners Todo Por la Praxis (Madrid), Kate Goodwin (London) and Estudio Teddy Cruz + Forman (San Diego – Tijuana) will share their expertise and insights with training in how to programme, present, collaborate, mediate and work in new ways in architecture.

Recognising that currently in many architectural practices, arts centres, galleries, festivals, civic venues and public spaces around the world, dynamic practitioners are seeking to broaden out the field of architecture beyond the design and construction of buildings alone. This training will reflect these developments and is in line with Arts Council policy and commitment to the public’s engagement with architecture. These examples of ways to engage the public with architectural practices and the presentation of architecture open out a sense of architecture as a platform for collective conversations about the kind of world we live in today.

Training Session 2 – Galway

International Speaker Kate Goodwin

Dates & Time: Public Talk: Friday 1 April 7-9pm  | Training Session: Saturday 2 April 9.30am-5.30pm

Venue: Nun’s Island Theatre, Galway Arts Centre


Training Session 3 – Cork

International Speaker  Estudio Teddy Cruz + Forman

Dates & Time: Public Talk: Friday 29 April 7-9pm in association with the National Sculpture Factory   | Training Session: Saturday 30 April 9.30am-5.30pm

Venues in Cork TBC

For further information on the training and to book a place
Email Katherine Atkinson, extendingarchitecture@gmail.com

Extending Architecture – International practitioner biographies

For further information on speakers, images or interview opportunities
Please contact: Katrina Goldstone Create

E-mail: communications@create-ireland.ie


Extending Architecture: training in practices of engaging the public with architecture forms part of Arts Council policy and commitment to the public’s engagement with architecture. The Arts Council has engaged Create, the national development agency for collaborative arts, to manage the training in tandem with architect, artist and educator Blaithin Quinn.