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Reimagine Café – Town Centre First
Science Gallery, Dublin, Ireland
Free, booking required
Tuesday 6 December, 1-2pm at the Science Gallery Dublin
The Reimagine Café is a community space for all those involved in placemaking and reimagining their built environment.
Our final Reimagine Café for the year will be held in person in the Science Gallery Dublin as part of the Housing Unlocked programme. This café will focus on Town Centre First initiatives, including the IAF’s Hometown Architect open call.
Bring your lunch and join us for a discussion on some of the key policies, projects and initiatives aimed at revitalising towns and villages around Ireland.
Mairéad Hunt (National Co-Ordinator, Town Centre First Office) and Dr Philip Crowe (Co-director, UCD Centre for Irish Towns)
This event is part of the IAF’s Reimagine placemaking programme, which pairs architects with communities to work together on local placemaking projects.
Reimagine is funded by the Arts Council, Department of Rural and Community Development and the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage. The Reimagine programme was developed with funding from the Creative Ireland Programme’s National Creativity Fund. The Irish Architecture Foundation is principally funded by the Arts Council, Department of Housing, Local Government & Heritage, Office of Public Works, which enables us to deliver projects like Reimagine.
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.
Appointed as the National Town Centre First Co-ordinator in August 2022, Mairéad brings over 25 years’ experience in Local Government across 4 Local Authorities and multiple departments. Most recently, Mairéad led a multidisciplinary Strategic Projects & Public Realm team for Kildare County Council. The team were successful in gaining an unprecedented level of funding for the delivery of Kildare’s key strategic projects which are transformative in terms of both place making and economic opportunity.