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Science Gallery, Dublin, Ireland
Free, booking required
Simms’ City will explore the work of Herbert Simms, Dublin City’s housing architect from 1932 to 1948. He was responsible for the building of 17,000 homes in Dublin during his tenure. What can we learn from his visionary work?
Dr Ellen Rowley (UCD) and Eoin Ó Broin TD will speak about Simms’ legacy and the relevance of his work to our public housing policy debates today.
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.
Photo: Detail of Donachy and Dimond Architects’ model of The Liberties in their Model Housing – Urban Horticulture display at Housing Unlocked. Photo by Ste Murray.