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Marion Mahony Griffin: Symposium
National Museum of Ireland - Decorative Arts & History, Benburb Street, Stoneybatter, Dublin, Ireland
The Palatine Room
2pm - 6pm
Dr Sarah Sheridan and Dr Brian Ward, curatorial residents at the IAF, have invited International experts on Mahony Griffin from the United States and Australia to speak about her life and work. The symposium will be a fascinating revelation about an architect who has been unknown to the public. There is a lot we can learn from Marion Mahony Griffin in how we design, plan and think about the built environment.
Shiben Banerji, Assistant Professor, School of the Art Institute of Chicago uncovers the global provenance of American urbanism, follows the Chicago architects Marion Mahony and Walter Burley Griffin across the mid-Western United States, Australia, and India between 1895 and 1949 to uncover theories of the city as a non-nationalist alternative to empire. Anna Rubbo, Adjunct Senior Scholar, Centre for Sustainable Urban Development, Earth Institute, Colombia University, she has written extensively on design education, most recently a chapter in Rethinking Architectural Production (forthcoming Routledge 2019) and in 2016 she developed the exhibition “Marion Mahony Griffin: In Her Own Right” for Elmhurst Historical Museum in Chicago. Christopher Vernon, Associate Professor, University of Western Australia, teaches design and the history and theory of landscape architecture at the University of Western Australia. He is a leading authority on the lives and works of Walter Burley Griffin and Marion Mahony Griffin, widely lecturing and publishing on the subject.
Associated exhibition Marion Mahony Griffin: Discuss runs in the IAF, 15 Bachelors Walk from the 5th of July -26th of July, 10am-5pm.
The IAF curatorial residency, exhibition, and symposium are made possible with funding from the Arts Council’s Engaging with Architecture Scheme.
Feature Image: Captiol Theatre Melbourne, Procenium from Balcony Copyright of New York Historical Society
Eligible for structured CPD points on check in (1 hour equals 1 CPD point.)
To mark the launch of the exhibition Marion Mahony Griffin: Discuss in the IAFs New Architecture Gallery on 15 Bachelors Walk, we are delighted to deliver this related symposium in partnership with The National Museum of Ireland.