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2019 Programme Festival Film Publications Symposium Talk

ILFD Building Stories – Marion Mahony Griffin: The Magic of America

The fascinating life and career of Marion Mahony Griffin, one of America’s earliest professional female architects, comes under the spotlight. The daughter of an emigrant from Cork, Marion Mahony Griffin (1871- 1961) played a pivotal role in the studio of Frank Lloyd Wright, and in town planning and architecture in America, Australia and India. This public event during ILFD is inspired by the cross-disciplinary Mahony Griffin book club, who will analyse and discuss short extracts from her unpublished four volume memoir, The Magic of America.

In conjunction with the Irish Architecture Foundations Curating Architecture Residency, a symposium and film screening will be held to launch a summer exhibition.


Book Club members include:
Alan Mee:
Alan Mee has over 30 years experience working in the urban and architectural design fields, and has recently completed PhD level research on exploration, evaluation and visualisation of urban sites for description, prescription and design.
Ellen Rowley
Ellen Rowley is an architectural historian, researching twentieth-century architecture in Ireland and beyond. She has written extensively on architectural modernism
Kelly Fitzgerald
Dr Kelly Fitzgerald lectures in the School of Irish, Celtic Studies, Irish Folklore and Linguistics in UCD.
FMI: https://people.ucd.ie/kelly.fitzgerald
Kathryn Milligan
Kathryn Milligan is an IRC Postdoctoral Fellow in the School of Art History and Cultural Policy. Following her PhD studies at Trinity College Dublin, from 2015-2017, Kathryn was the inaugural ESB Fellow at the ESB Centre for the Study of Irish Art at the National Gallery of Ireland.
FMI: https://people.ucd.ie/kathryn.milligan


Programmed by Irish Architecture Foundation in association with International Literature Festival Dublin