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Speaker Profile: Douglas Carson


Douglas Carson is co-founder of Carson and Crushell Architects which he runs with his wife Rosaleen Crushell. Douglas and Rosaleen began their collaboration in 2003 following their graduation from University College Dublin where they first met. They have one son and one architectural practice, but no pets!

They design landscapes, buildings, interiors and furniture and also teach and write about the built environment. Based in London for six years, they worked for a number of award winning practices including Eric Parry Architects and Edward Cullinan Architects. They then returned to Ireland and converted 8 Richmond Place, Rathmines into their home and offices. They recently supported a community led project to create a park on Cork Street. They will design a building beside the park that will house a co-operative market. They also work on various residential projects and conservation works.

Douglas is a past President of the Architectural Association of Ireland. While AAI President he created the AAI Mentoring Forum, the Maurice Craig Student Award and co-created the first Describing Architecture exhibition. So much, so young!

Douglas will speak at Pecha Kucha with Emmett Condon (Homebeat), Sean Harrington (Sean Harrington Architects), Anne Bedos (Rothar), Esther Gerrard (Bloom Fringe), Manchan Magan (RTE/TG4/The Irish Times), Gearoid Carvill and Kieran Harnett (Dublin Honey Company), Hollie Kearns and Rosie Lynch (Callan Workhouse Union), and Sam Tranum (Liberties Press).

If you’re unfamiliar with the Pecha Kucha format, here it is in a nutshell: speakers get 20 slides, and 20 seconds to explain each. This is no excuse to talk through the technicalities of their work, but to provoke us into thinking about themes and issues that effect us all. Pecha Kucha is a not-for-profit event and is brough to you by Irish Architecture Foundation and Totally Dublin.

Wednesday 22 July, 7pm, The Sugar Club. Tickets are available on the door for just €5 and that includes a free Peroni beer.