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Community, Learning, Public realm, Reimagine, Research


Through Reimagine... we co-create projects and initiatives that address and explore how community challenges can be tackled by increasing participation through creativity in architecture, culture and the arts.

We are delighted to announce our new community led design initiative, Reimagine…! We are looking for 7 towns and communities nationwide to take part and are now seeking proposals.

For further details on how to apply please see the IAF Reimagine… Programme Information Pack

Deadline for proposals to Reimagine… your community is Monday the 25th February. If you are part of a community group interested in working with the IAF to reimagine your local area, get in touch with Anne Kearns, IAF Engagement officer at engagement@architecturefoundation.ie or to submit a project proposal please apply through this online form.

The Reimagine… programme incites ownership of all aspects of built environment by connecting diverse communities with local authorities and design professionals. It acknowledges that no one has more expertise in a place than the people who live there and it empowers these local citizens to engage with and affect change within their local neighbourhoods with the help of arts and design professionals, facilitated by the IAF. So far, through Reimagine…we are working with the community group Imagine Dundrum to include the voices of children and young people in the Local Area Plan for Dundrum in Co. Dublin and with the civic and cultural institutions in Tallaght to ‘melt the walls’ between the institutions and their nearest neighbours, activating the public realm in between.

The 2019 Reimagine programme is funded by Creative Ireland.