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2ha’s ninth issue has been released and what a beauty it is. 2ha is a printed magazine, edited by one of our friends Michael Hayes, that looks to suburbia and architecture to fill its pages. In each issue architects, artists and academics examine and re-imagine suburbia and its relationship to a particular theme.
Issue 09 looks at how our many leisure practices – swimming, running, shopping, gardening, lolling – inform our suburban landscapes.
There are four essays in this issue that consider how we spend our free time and how these activities our shaped by social codes, regulations and structures.
Aoibheann Ní Mhearáin (Architect/Tutor, UCD + CCAE) looks at the position of green space – from front lawns to football pitches – in the formation of a uniquely suburban society.
Geraldine Biddle Perry (Lecturer, Central Saint Martins) recounts the origins of cycling & outdoor culture at the turn of the century, and describes its influence in shaping the emerging masses of suburbia.
Janina Gosseye (Postdoctoral Researcher, TUDelft) discusses the link between suburbia, modernism and leisure in the invention of the 20th century shopping centre, and how it shaped the planning and design of this period.
Suvi Talja (Researcher) identifies the changing fortunes of Dublin’s Corporation swimming pools, from the politics of their establishment to their proliferation as new generators of suburban, civic life.
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Image: 2ha issue 9 front cover