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Announcement Community Exhibition Online event Talk

An exhibition of Corban Walker’s new art work ‘What do you need?’


Exploring the impact of minimal home sizes and housing policies on the lives of communities and artists.

The renowned Dublin artist Corban Walker has been commissioned by Dublin City Council’s City Architect to undertake an artwork exploring minimal home sizes. The project is funded under the Creative Ireland programme, coordinated by Dublin City Council’s Arts Office with support from Dublin City Council’s Parks Department.

The piece will be located on the street side of the railings of Diamond Square, 7 Gardiner Street Lower, Dublin 1 for 3 weeks from Thursday 24th June to 15th July 2021.

The theme of the piece is ‘What do you need?’ What do you need in a home to sustain you through the many stages of your life? What do you need in a neighbourhood? Are we designing and building homes in Dublin that meet your needs? Dublin artist, Walker explores minimal home size standards over the last 100 years and the consequences of policy direction minimising sizes for affordability, density or other reasons – as exemplified by the recent policy around co-living shared accommodation.

The artwork and the topic of minimal home size impact on city liveability will be discussed at an online panel discussion on Thursday 24th June at 6.30pm with the following panellists:

Registration for the panel discussion is now closed.