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Community Conference Public realm

IAF presents Beyond Participation


A conference exploring participatory practice and projects both at home and abroad.

Beyond Participation, a conference by the Irish Architecture Foundation and funded by The Matheson Foundation is taking place on 16 June 2016 from 10am-6pm in The Lighthouse, Smithfield, Dublin 1.

Participation in architecture is an acknowledgment that design is a conversation in which many people contribute. As a starting point we are taking it as a given that participatory practice has a value, this has been proven time and time again through case studies and testimony. An increased interest in participation has already redefined what architecture is in the 21st Century. By moving Beyond Participation the future of architecture can open up to exciting new possibilities.

Tickets and line up will be released shortly.

Beyond Participation is curated by Nathalie Weadick and Rebecca Blake from the IAF and Tara Kennedy. (Tara is supported by the Arts Council Artist in the Community Scheme Bursary Award 2015: Collaborative Arts and Architecture managed by Create, the national development agency for collaborative arts in Ireland).

Image by Ste Murray