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Simon Walker will lecture on the first floor in the CCAE Copley St on Wednesday 21 October at 7pm. This lecture has been organised by RIAI Southern Region in collaboration with the UCC Architecture Society.
Simon Walker is an architect in private practice in Dublin since 1997, currently engaged in a variety of projects including private houses, urban space and renewal projects, schools, apartment buildings, health-care and sports facilities as well as furniture design.
Simon’s work has been published in several magazines and newspapers, including a+u Magazine, the RIBA Journal, Vogue Magazine, Madame Figaro, among others. He participated in the Venice Biennale in 2008 and 2010, and his furniture was shown at Designers’ Block in London, 2003. He was shortlisted for the Kevin Kieran Award in 2010 and is the recipient of two RIBA Awards in 1997, plus special mentions by the Architectural Association of Ireland.
His writing about architecture in Ireland has been published in several books and reviews, most recently an article about Sol LeWitt, with whom he worked during the 1980’s, in the critical magazine San Rocco #9.
He has also been involved in designing and curating several exhibitions of architecture, and has worked as an assistant to his brother Corban, an internationally respected sculptor. He is also a studio tutor at the School of Architecture, University of Limerick and at the School of Architecture, University College Dublin.
Simon is currently chair of the Irish chapter of DoCoMoMo International, an organisation dedicated to the conservation of buildings and sites of the Modern Movement. This year he curated and designed an exhibition of models of his father Robin Walker’s buildings at the Irish Architectural Archive entitled “A Sense of Place”, which coincided with the publication of a book of Robin Walker’s writings of the same name. An Arts Council funded film called “Talking to My Father” was screened at the Dublin International Film Festival and will be shown at the Tribeca Architecture and Design Film Festival in New York in October.
The lecture is free admittance and all are welcome.