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2022 Programme Exhibition Film Learning

Architects in Schools: The Student Voice


This short film was specially commissioned for the Architects in Schools Exhibition at the National Museum of Ireland – Country Life, 1 May-30 June 2022.



The film complemented displays of 3D models and 2D drawings created by Transition Year students during the Architects in Schools programme 2021/22 and in response to themes of home, community and sustainability inspired by the National Museum of Ireland’s folklife collections.

Hear directly from young people as they reflect on their experience of participating in the Architects in Schools programme and express their ideas about how architecture can contribute to a sense of home, community, and environmental sustainability.

Devised and delivered by the Irish Architecture Foundation and running since 2013/14, Architects in Schools provides Transition Year students with first-hand experience of the design process under the guidance of architects and architectural graduates through facilitated workshops. The youth voice is central to this programme, as we aim to empower young people to become thoughtful stewards of the built environment and to increase their understanding and appreciation of architecture. In 2021/22, the programme reached a record 70 schools, of which over 40 schools submitted content for the exhibition.

Find out more about the Architects in Schools Exhibition 2022.


Applications are now open for architects and architectural graduates to participate in the Architects in Schools programme 2022/23 (deadline 29 July).


Photo: A TY student at Scoil Chríost Rí prepares to be filmed for Architects in Schools: The Student Voice.