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Housing in Common workshop

18.01.23

Which housing issues are most important to you? This workshop brings people together to identify issues, ideas, and actions.

Event Information

Housing in Common workshop

Science Gallery, Dublin, Ireland

18.01.23

2pm-5pm

Free, booking required

Event Information

Housing in Common workshop

Science Gallery, Dublin, Ireland

18.01.23

2pm-5pm

Free, booking required

Housing in Common is a 3-hour workshop, led by architect Stephen Musiol, that will assemble people reasonably representative of wider society to deliberate on housing issues. We will amplify the voices of the public in the exhibition space and increase the variety of perspectives being heard. 

In Stephen Musiol’s words, “We believe that everyone has a valuable perspective on housing, but that not everyone is asked to share it. We want to increase the variety of perspectives being heard. We are trying to identify issues, ideas and actions that matter to people. We want to know if housing brings us together or divides us.

“We are looking for people who are willing to be open about their own experiences and expectations of housing. We are bringing a group together to generate insights on themes identified in Housing Unlocked: affordability, flexibility, accessibility, community cohesion, town regeneration and climate response.”

Participants will self-organise and decide which issues to focus on, then tease them out, come up with ideas and discuss them, make notes, use post-its, draw diagrams. All participants will take away a short report booklet capturing the day’s ideas, discussions and insights.

Catering will be provided, and participants may also bring food to share if they wish.

Agenda:

– Housing Concerns: a discussion of who we all are, what our experience of housing has been, and the issues we each feel are most pressing. What concerns have brought us each here? The primary activity here is LISTENING.

– Housing Themes: group identification of one or more themes to be explored. We will start with the themes stated in Housing Unlocked. We seek to come up with questions to work though. The primary activity here is FRAMING.

– Housing Ideas: fluid workshop discussions, with participants free to move across from question to question and suggest, discuss, evaluate possible ideas that respond to the questions posed. The primary activity here is IDEATING.

– Housing Actions: a closing discussion asking what next steps would be suggested to make the group’s ideas into reality, and who should hear about them or act on them. The primary activity here is VALUING. At the end of the day each participant takes away a booklet that has captured the ideas, insights and actions of the day.

 

Reserve your free ticket.

 

 

Visitor information:

 

The gallery is open Tuesday-Friday 12-5pm, Saturday 2-5pm until 21 January 2023 (but closed for the holidays 18 December-2 January).

Admission is free, and no booking is required to see the Housing Unlocked and Workers’ Villages exhibitions.

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 by Vera Ryklova.