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Dublin Project Team in “Planning for Protest – exhibition” at Lisbon Architecture Triennale


An invited Dublin Project Team of Culturstruction (Jo Anne Butler, Tara Kennedy) with John McLaughlin, Caoimhe Merrick, Ronan O’Boyle and Peter Tansey are taking part in Planning for Protest as part of the upcoming Lisbon Architecture Triennale.

This September, twelve global architecture and design offices present proposals for design in a time of crisis. Organized by Ben Allen, James Bae, Ricardo Gomes, Shannon Harvey, and Adam Michaels, Planning for Protest explores both the social and the architectural definitions of protest.

A volley of protests have taken place throughout the world since 2008, the symbolic catalyst being the financial crisis triggered by the collapse of the multinational banking systems. We are now in an era of particularly well thought-out and networked mass movements that through the convenience of a digital news cycle can be followed more closely than ever before. Planning for Protest takes an closer look at how public spaces shape both the physical and psychological backdrop of these public events.

12 architectural offices in 12 cities across the globe have examined the role of architecture in shaping, defining, or limiting the flow of protest within their respective cities. Each contributor rendered eight drawings exploring a proposal for their city, focused on a specific intervention or urban planning scale. Varying from historical studies to proposals for a radical reshaping of space for public discourse, Planning for Protest is an ongoing documentation of how the physical world around us both limits and can be transcended by the people at any given time.

Contributors: Antonas Office (Athens); Studio Miessen (Berlin); studioBasar (Bucharest); Cluster (Cairo); Culturstruction (Jo Anne Butler, Tara Kennedy) with John McLaughlin, Caoimhe Merrick, Ronan O’Boyle and Peter Tansey (Dublin); Superpool (Istanbul); ateliermob (Lisbon); public works with Isaac Marrero-Guillamón (London); Ecosistema Urbano (Madrid); Srdjan Jovanovic Weiss / NAO (New York); PioveneFabi with 2A+P/A (Rome); and Vapor 324 (São Paulo).

The exhibition will open September 12th, 2013 in the Praça da Figueira in Lisbon, and will remain open daily through the duration of the Triennale, closing December 15, 2013.

An Indiegogo funding campaign as been launched to support publication and events related to the exhibition. Please visit this website for more information and to purchase the publication.

Planning for Protest is NOT an IAF event and is delivered by Planning for Protest for more information please visit their website or facebook. For more news and information about the Lisbon Architecture Triennale visit Trienal de Lisboa and Close-Closer.