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2019 Programme Symposium

ILFD Building Stories – Marion Mahony Griffin: The Magic of America


As part of Building Stories in the ILFD, Curating Architecture residents and the Marion Mahony Griffin bookclub they established, present some findings on the life of one of America’s earliest female architects.

The fascinating life and career of Marion Mahony Griffin, one of America’s earliest professional female architects, comes under the spotlight. The daughter of an emigrant from Cork, Marion Mahony Griffin (1871- 1961) played a pivotal role in the studio of Frank Lloyd Wright, and in town planning and architecture in America, Australia and India. This public event during ILFDublin is inspired by the cross-disciplinary Mahony Griffin book club, who will analyse and discuss short extracts from her unpublished fourvolume memoir, The Magic of America. In conjunction with the Irish Architecture Foundation’s ‘Curating Architecture’ Residency, a symposium and film screening will be held to launch a summer exhibition.

Join the Marion Mahony Griffin bookclub for this symposium and film screening on Monday May 20 at the Royal Irish Academy.

Book Club members include:
Alan Mee:
Alan Mee has over 30 years experience working in the urban and architectural design fields, and has recently completed PhD level research on exploration, evaluation and visualisation of urban sites for description, prescription and design.
Ellen Rowley
Ellen Rowley is an architectural historian, researching twentieth-century architecture in Ireland and beyond. She has written extensively on architectural modernism
Kelly Fitzgerald
Dr Kelly Fitzgerald lectures in the School of Irish, Celtic Studies, Irish Folklore and Linguistics in UCD.
FMI: https://people.ucd.ie/kelly.fitzgerald
Kathryn Milligan
Kathryn Milligan is an IRC Postdoctoral Fellow in the School of Art History and Cultural Policy. Following her PhD studies at Trinity College Dublin, from 2015-2017, Kathryn was the inaugural ESB Fellow at the ESB Centre for the Study of Irish Art at the National Gallery of Ireland.
FMI: https://people.ucd.ie/kathryn.milligan

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