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New Now Next: Grafton Architects

Kicking off the series sponsored by ARUP are Shelley McNamara and Yvonne Farrell who co founded the Irish international firm Grafton Architects with a talk titled "The Physics of Culture".

New Now Next, our popular architecture talks series launches its Fourth Edition this September. Curated by the Irish Architecture Foundation and sponsored by Arup, the purpose of these free events is to bring dynamic architects to Dublin to inspire audiences who are interested in the innovative research, design and construction of buildings and cities. New Now Next is about disseminating NEW Ideas, regarding contemporary issues relevant NOW that can impact on the NEXT generation.

Kicking off the series at the Royal Irish Academy on September 20 with a talk titled “The Physics of Culture” are Shelley McNamara and Yvonne Farrell who co founded the Irish international firm Grafton Architects in 1978. Directors Gerard Carty and Philippe O’Sullivan have been with the practice since 1992. Grafton Architects are winners of numerous international awards including the World Building of the Year Award 2008 for their building for the Universita Luigi Bocconi in Milan, which is widely acclaimed and recognised as a seminal contemporary work. They were recently selected from a shortlist of prestigious firms to design a new facility for political science at the London School of Economics.

If you are unable to make it we are also live streaming the event HERE

The event begins at 6:30pm so anyone can tune in then to catch the whole event. We will attempt to take questions via twitter so please tweet (@IAFarchitecture) if you have anything to add to the Q&A session at the end.

This event is also being recorded and will be available from the IAF’s website very soon.

Doors 6pm, talk begins at 6.30pm.

Please bring a print out of your ticket or show us your confirmation email on the evening. Arrive early as seating is limited, we have an overbooking policy in place and appreciate your understanding if circumstances beyond our control don’t guarantee your place. 

This talk is in partnership with the Royal Irish Academy.

Next up on Thursday 24 November is Swedish architect Karolina Keyzer who was Stockholm City Architect in 2010—2016. As City Architect she was responsible for implementing Stockholm’s first architectural city guidelines, which alters the focus on architecture from being a single object to something that adds activity and new functions to the cityscape.

OKK+friends, Office Karolina Keyzer was founded in spring 2016 and is currently working with several housing projects, cultural centres, city
planning, architectural advice, furniture design, teaching and a small addition to Bromma Church.

Booking opens in October 2016

Then in Spring 2017 on Thursday 23 March we have Amale Andraos co founder of WORKac and Dean of Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture. Andraos previously taught at universities including Princeton, Harvard, PennDesign, and American University Beirut. WORKac explores the intersection of the urban, rural and natural, and has achieved international recognition including the 2015 American Institute of Architects NY Firm of the Year.

Booking opens in February 2017

Calling all IAF members! Enjoy priority booking, contact shauna@architecturefoundation.ie to book your place now.

Not an IAF member? Not to worry! Become a member today for as little as €30, see HERE for more details.

Photo by Lisa Whelan

Photo by Lisa Whelan

Photo by Lisa Whelan

Photo by Lisa Whelan

Photo by Lisa Whelan

Photo by Lisa Whelan

Photo by Lisa Whelan

Photo by Lisa Whelan

Photo by Lisa Whelan

Photo by Lisa Whelan

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