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2019 Programme Festival Film Publications Talk

ILFD Building Stories – The Architect Reads: Shane O’Toole

The Architect Reads

A series of three performances/readings by authors who have studied architecture, and who are either professional architects, writers or critics. The Architect Reads is inspired by the expanded field of architecture, and how its unconventional view of practice opens up fresh new possibilities and opportunities to connect.

Shane O’Toole: One Hundred and One Hosannas for Architecture

Explore the world of architecture with Shane O’Toole, an architect who became a critic to write about the subject he loves. He reads Viva Ronnie!, an excerpt from his book One Hundred and One Hosannas for Architecture. The reading is followed by a screening of his and Paddy Cahill’s mini documentary Dreaming Squares. In the film Ronald Tallon talks about his masterwork, the former Carroll’s factory in Dundalk and why he loved the square for the infinite freedom it offers within fixed constraints.

In association with the International Literature Festival Dublin