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Would you like to see architecture exhibitions, talks and workshops in a home of their own?
Building on our experience and research over the past 17 years, we are exploring the potential of an Irish architecture centre to increase curiosity and understanding of the importance and impact of architecture, its role in our lives, and its role in a changing world.
“Architecture is at the centre of the transformation of society today. How do you help people? How do you transform communities? How do you build in a more sustainable way? Things like that.” (Patrick Gyger, Director of Platform 10, a cultural district in Lausanne, and former Director of Le Lieu Unique, Nantes)
We envision the centre as primarily a cultural space for the public to engage with architecture through thought-provoking, socially relevant and design-driven exhibitions and programming – allowing architecture to take its place alongside other contemporary artforms. Beyond this, the centre would be an inclusive space for meeting and mingling in the locality, as well as for networking and collaboration amongst professionals and students in related disciplines.
We want to share initial ideas and hear your views and priorities. What would make a contemporary centre for architecture most valuable for you?
Please take the 6-minute Irish Architecture Centre survey and share it with your networks.
The survey will be open for responses until mid-March.
Photo: Close Encounter exhibition at the Glucksman Gallery, Cork in a tour curated by the IAF. Installation by Bucholz McEvoy Architects. Photo by Jed Neizgoda.