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Conference Workshop

Extending Architecture: Estudio Teddy Cruz + Forman


Teddy Cruz, of Estudio Teddy Cruz + Forman, Professor in Public Culture and Urbanization, UC San Diego will give the third public talk on Friday, 29 April as part of the Arts Council‘s Extending Architecture initiative, which is managed by Create. This Cork event is in association with the National Sculpture Factory.

The Arts Council announced earlier this year the introduction of training for cultural practitioners with an interest in programming, exploring and sharing the cultural and artistic value of architecture with the public. Leading international practitioners, Todo Por La Praxis (Madrid), Kate Goodwin (London) and Estudio Teddy Cruz + Forman (San Diego – Tijuana) will provide interactive training sessions in Dublin, Galway and Cork in 2016 as part of Extending Architecture training initiative. In addition, each of the three practitioners will make a rare Irish appearance, giving talks which will be free for the public to attend.

Recognising that currently in many architectural practices, arts centres, galleries, festivals, civic venues and public spaces around the world, dynamic practitioners are seeking to broaden out the field of architecture beyond the design and construction of buildings alone. This training will reflect these developments and is in line with Arts Council policy and commitment to architecture. These examples of ways to engage the public with architectural practices and the presentation of architecture open out a sense of architecture as a platform for collective conversations about the kind of world we live in today.

This reservation is ONLY for the public talk with Estudio Teddy Cruz + Forman. There is both a public talk and a full day training session for each event. For further information on the training, email Katherine Atkinson at extendingarchitecture@gmail.com

Extending Architecture: training in practices of engaging the public with architecture forms part of Arts Council policy and commitment to the public’s engagement with architecture. The Arts Council has engaged Create, the national development agency for collaborative arts, to manage the training in tandem with architect, artist and educator Blaithin Quinn.

Please visit www.artscouncil.ie and www.create-ireland.ie for event details and latest news.

Training Session 3 is in association with the National Sculpture Factory and supported by the Granary Theatre.


Friday, 29 April 2016 from 19:00 to 21:00

The Granary Theatre – Mardyke, Cork, Ireland

Image: Border Fence: a photographic reproduction of the US – Mexico border fence, produced by Estudio Teddy Cruz, 11th Architecture Biennale in Venice.