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Open Call Reimagine….The Walks, Loughrea


This Open call worth €20,000 (incl vat) will see the winning team collaboratively engage with groups from Loughrea in order to develop a public outcome, installation, temporary intervention and/or happening in the The Walks, Loughrea in 2020

Reimagine The Walks, Loughrea is an open call for an architect-led multidisciplinary team to explore creatively with the local community how The Walks could be used and cared for by the local community, and better connected to the town. The mission is to highlight The Walks and its benefit to the community as a recreational and heritage space.

The Irish Architecture Foundation (IAF) in partnership with Galway County Council Architectural Conservation Office and the Loughrea The Walks Project Steering Group with support from Creative Ireland and Galway 2020 European Capital of Culture; Small Towns Big Ideas present a competition for the commission of an architectural or designed intervention for The Walks, Loughrea, Co. Galway for Spring 2020.

We invite teams to apply with an indication of how they would engage with the local communities and what issues, if any, they wish to focus their research and project development on. The project must consider creating a temporary architectural intervention along The Walks, which connects the area to the community and the conservation works currently on going.

The project should have a tangible outcome but also respond to the community’s need, feedback and wider works currently happening on The Walks. We also wish for teams to propose a creative outcome for the project, although it is important to understand that this outcome may develop over the course of the process of collaboration with the project’s participants.

We invite creative teams to apply with an indication of how they would engage in a creative, collaborative process with the community and what designed structure would house these conversations on site.

This call is part of a larger project which has been investigating how people already use The Walks and what are the reasons people tend not to this information has been catalogued in the Reimaigne The Walks, Loughrea Research Report

To enter this open call complete and submit the IAF Reimagine The Walks Open Call Application Form available on the IAF website along with artwork for an A0 board detailing the proposal for an intervention for The Walks.

Deadline 29th November 2019

IAF Reimagine The Walks, Loughrea Open Call

IAF Reimagine The Walks, Loughrea Research Report

IAF Reimagine The Walks Open Call Application Form

Q&A’s IAF Reimagine The Walks, Loughrea