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New Now Next: Programme Announcement


Mark your calendars for three fascinating talks by SO-IL, Akihisa Hirata and Toni L. Griffin.

Our long-running international talks series New Now Next makes a welcome return in October 2020 with the first in a series of truly inspirational virtual presentations by a line-up of world-renowned architects.

The programme, curated and hosted by the Irish Architecture Foundation and sponsored by Arup, is now in its eighth year and in 2020 and early 2021 will explore themes that include justice, innovation and the environment.

Commenting on the launch of the series, Nathalie Weadick, Director of the IAF, said: “The purpose of New Now Next is to bring leading international architects to Dublin to inspire audiences who are interested in the innovative research, design and construction of buildings and cities. We’ve adapted New Now Next to the existing societal challenges brought about by Covid-19 and so all our talks will be virtual which is an exciting opportunity for the IAF. We’re seeking to expand the audience for New Now Next beyond Dublin, to people throughout Ireland and internationally who have an interest in and passion for excellence and innovation in design, innovation, social justice, and the environment.”

Line Up:

29.10.20: New York-based design duo SO-IL (Florian Idenburg & Jing Liu)
Japanese architect Akihisa Hirata
Harvard professor & founder of New York-based practice Just City Toni L. Griffin

BOOK NOW – See our New Now Next page for more information on the current series of talks

New Now Next is sponsored by Arup, and all events are free.
Booking is open for New Now Next Live Virtual Talk with SO-IL – click here to register.