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In 2011 our offsite projects were seen by 250,000 people Our website received 82,000 unique visitors Exhibitions on tour were seen by 28,000 gallery visitors

Open House Dublin generated 23,000 building visits We communicate monthly to over 7,000 people through our newsletter, website and social media channels International events attracted over 1,200 people

The Fourth Wall, architecture and film programme, was attended by over 1,000 cinemagoers over one week Over 400 people helped us raise funds in our Fund it campaign Over 350 people partied with us at the Urban Party 2 


Our programme generated over 300 media placements for architecture nationally and internationally We engaged over 300 volunteers We organised almost 150 events during Open House Dublin weekend We delivered 99 educational projects, that’s 2 every week We’ve got over 70 podcasts on IAF TV and IAF RADIO

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We partner with many national and international institutions, agencies, events and authorities.

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Here is a selection of what we brought to you in 2011.

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A Space for Learning on Tour Our
A
Space
for
Learning
exhibi/on
showcased
a
unique
 collabora/ve
project
which
raised
public
awareness
of
the
 importance
of
school
design
and
provided
an
opportunity
for
 young
people
and
architects
to
work
together
on
a
design‐ ideas
compe//on.
 During
2010
the
IAF
placed
120
architects/architecture
 graduates
with
1500
Transi/on
Year
students
from
90
schools
 across
Ireland
to
explore,
re‐think
and
re‐design
educa/onal
 spaces.
The
brief,
to
create
a
design
for
“a
space
for
learning”,
 encouraged
a
wide
range
of
learning
and
crea/vity
as
the
 teams
analysed
exis/ng
school
buildings
and
envisioned
new
 spaces
and
new
uses
of
exis/ng
spaces
and
structures.




Par/cipa/ng
students
presen/ng
their
exhibits
to
the
Minister
of
State
 Ciarán
Cuffe,
who
launched
the
exhibi/on
at
NCAD
Gallery,
Dublin


10
teams
were
selected
through
a
two‐stage
compe//on
 process
to
create
an
exhibi/on
for
a
na/onal
tour.
The
models,
 films,
drawings
and
installa/ons
included
in
the
exhibi/on
 illustrate
the
teams’
discoveries
and
ideas
about
architecture,
 social
space
and
school
design.

 The
exhibi/on
toured
to
5
na/onal
cultural
venues:

 NCAD
Gallery,
Dublin,
November
2010
–
January
2011
 VISUAL
&
Éigse
Fes/val,
Carlow,
June
–
August
2011
 Ormeau
Baths
Gallery,
Belfast,
September
–
October
2011

 Triskel
Arts
Centre,
Cork,
October
–
November
2011
 Regional
Cultural
Centre,
Le`erkenny,
February
–
March
2012

 

A
Space
for
Learning
exhibi/on
launch,
NCAD
Gallery
Dublin


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Education and Engagement The
Irish
Architecture
Founda/on
developed
 an
educa/on
programme
with
all
project
 partners
to
maximise
the
public
engagement
 and
educa/onal
outcomes
of
A
Space
for
 Learning
during
the
exhibi/on
tour.
The
 programme
of
60
events
included
talks,
 workshops,
guided
tours,
teachers’
evenings,
 student
seminars
and
a
symposium.




Students
from
St.
Paul’s
College,
Raheny,
with
their
exhibit
at
the
NCAD
Gallery




A
Space
for
Learning
exhibi/on
launch,
NCAD
Gallery,
Dublin


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Primary School Events A
 programme
 of
 crea/ve
 workshops
 for
 primary
 school
 pupils
was
delivered
by
the
IAF
for
local
schools
at
venues
 na/onwide.
 Architect‐led
 workshops
 encouraged
 students
 to
 respond
 to
 the
 themes
 of
 A
 Space
 for
 Learning
 and
 to
 use
paper
construc/on
to
design
their
own
learning
space.


“I
was
delighted
to
see
the
children
come
back
with
 really
well‐executed
models,
but
most
of
all
I
 appreciated
the
spirit
of
enthusiasm
and
success
which
 you
transmi`ed
to
every
child.”
 Norie
O'Sullivan,
Sundays
Well
Girls
Primary
School


A
collabora/on
with
NCAD’s
Community
ACCESS
 Programme
also
generated
a
series
of
crea/ve
architecture
 workshops
for
local
primary
schools
in
Dublin.


Pupils
from
Gaelscoil
Eoghain,
Ashgrove,
Co.
Carlow,
being
interviewed
for
RTE
 television’s
News2Day
about
their
architecture
workshop
at
VISUAL,
Carlow




Primary
school
pupils
with
paper
construc/ons
produced
during
the
IAF
workshop
at
 Ormeau
Baths
Gallery,
Belfast


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Second-Level School Events

Third-Level Student Events

Students
 presented
 their
 projects
 at
 public
 events
in
Dublin
and
Cork.
 It
 was
 a
 key
 objec/ve
 of
 the
 tour
 to
 provide
 a
 public
 plaiorm
 for
 crea/ve
 ideas
 about
 school
 design
 generated
 by
 young
 par/cipants.
 Par/cipa/ng
 and
 other
 second
 level
 schools
 a`ended
 exhibi/on
 tours
 and
 workshops
 and
 presented
their
ideas
to
public
audiences.
 Delegates
 from
 20
 EU
 countries
 a`ending
 the
 European
 School
 Student
 Conven/on
 “Safe,
 Healthy
 And
 Sustainable
 Educa/onal
 Environments:
 Designing
 The
 School
 of
 Tomorrow"
 a`ended
 a
 seminar
 and
 exhibi/on
 tour
at
NCAD
Gallery
on
A
Space
for
Learning.


NCAD
MA
Educa/on
students
conducted
case
studies
of
A
Space
for
 Learning.
 UCD
School
of
Architecture
Seminar
 3rd
Year
UCD
School
of
Architecture
students
visited
A
Space
for
 Learning
and
a`ended
seminar
with
talks
by
IAF
Educa/on
Curator
and
 par/cipa/ng
architects.
 UCD/NCAD
strategic
alliance
 The
IAF
par/cipated
in
the
UCD/NCAD
strategic
alliance
ini/a/ve
 Spaces
for
Learning,
to
provide
a
joint
mul/disciplinary
module
for
 students
of
Educa/on,
Design,
Art
and
Architecture
from
both
 ins/tu/ons
to
create
awareness
of
connec/ons
between
educa/on
and
 design.
 
The
IAF
collaborated
with
colleges
and
universi/es
in
Ireland
to
 provide
exhibi/on
tours
for
students
across
a
range
of
disciplines.


Students
from
Beara
Community
School,
West
Cork
presen/ng
 their
project
to
the
public
audience
at
Triskel
Arts
Centre,
Cork,
 with
architect
Mark
Gallagher




UCD
students
a`end
A
Space
for
Learning
seminar


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Events for Teachers

Panel Discussion, Donegal

The
 IAF
 held
 Teacher’s
 Evenings
 for
 second‐level
 and
 primary
 teachers
 during
 the
 tour
 of
 A
 Space
 for
 Learning
 to
 introduce
 the
 exhibi/on
 as
 a
 learning
 tool
 and
 to
 present
prac/cal
ways
of
incorpora/ng
architecture
in
the
 school
syllabus.
Events
were
held
at
exhibi/on
venues,
in
 partnership
with
local
Educa/on
Centres.

 The
 partnership
 between
 IAF
 and
 NCAD’s
 Educa/on
 Faculty
 generated
 model‐making
 workshops,
 presenta/ons
 on
 incorpora/ng
 architecture
 into
 Leaving
 Cer/ficate
 Art
 and
 tours
 of
 modern
 and
 contemporary
 architecture
for
art
teachers.


Public
discussion
on
themes
of
design
and
educa/on
 raised
by
the
A
Space
for
Learning
exhibi/on.
 Panellists:
Robert
Bourke,
Architect;
Rachel
McAree,
 IAF
Educa/on
Curator;
Antoin
MacGabhann,
 MacGabhann
Architects;
Marianne
O’Kane
Boal,
 Architecture
cri/c
and
writer.



Primary
Teachers’
workshop
at
A
Space
for
Learning
exhibi/on
in
Le`erkenny






Second
level
teachers
a`ending
IAF
teacher’s
workshop
in
Le`erkenny


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Panel
discussion:
Aoife
Banim,
Architect;
Noel
O’Neill,
Na/onal
Council
for
 Curriculum
&
Assessment
Educa/on
Office;
Victoria
Thornton,
HonFRIBA,
Founding
 Director
Open
City;
Cara
Courage,
Architecture
Centre
Network
UK,
Head
of
 Learning





Gemma
Tipton,
the
Irish
Times


A Space for Architecture in Schools – Symposium The
 IAF
 held
 a
 one‐day
 symposium
 on
 the
 future
 of
 Architects‐in‐Schools
 ini/a/ves
 in
 Ireland,
 aimed
 at
 teachers,
architects,
educa/on
professionals
and
policy
 makers.
Over
90
people
came
to
engage
in
a
discussion
 with
a
na/onal
and
interna/onal
panel
of
speakers:
Dr.
 Rosie
 Parnell,
 University
 of
 Sheffield
 School
 of
 Architecture
&
Centre
of
Study
for
Childhood
and
Youth;
 Noel
 O’Neill,
 Educa/on
 Officer,
 Na/onal
 Council
 for
 Curriculum
&
Assessment;
Victoria
Thornton,
HonFRIBA,
 Founding
Director
Open
City
and
Cara
Courage
Head
of
 Learning,
Architecture
Centre
Network
UK.




Presenta/on
by
Noel
J
Brady,
NJBA
A+U



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Publication

Blog

The
 book
 A
 Space
 for
 Learning
 enriches
 public
 understanding
 of
 the
 project,
 with
 illustrated
 chapters
 on
 the
 stories
 behind
 the
 exhibits
 and
 the
 discoveries
 made
 by
 all
 par/cipants
 about
 architecture,
 social
 space
 and
 school
 design.
 An
 introductory
essay
by
Dr.
Rosie
Parnell
on
the
value
of
 par/cipa/on‐based
 projects
 in
 educa/on
 underpins
 the
 core
 value
 of
 A
 Space
 for
 Learning.
 The
 book
 includes
 a
 reference
 sec/on
 on
 related
 Irish
 and
 interna/onal
projects,
websites
and
publica/ons.



www.aspaceforlearning.blogspot.com
 The
 blog
 acted
 as
 a
 shared
 forum
 for
 teams
 on
 the
 ini/al
stages
of
the
project,
as
they
shared
results
of
 workshops
 with
 architects
 and
 ideas
 and
 research
 from
self‐directed
learning.
 The
 blog
 also
 provides
 ongoing
 public
 access
 to
 the
 project,
 revealing
 the
 sense
 of
 excitement
 and
 discovery
 behind
 the
 exhibits
 and
 ac/ng
 as
 a
 prac/cal
 guide
 to
 venues
 and
 events
 during
 the
 exhibi/on
tour.


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of de Blacam and Meagher was
Ireland’s
 par/cipa/on
at
the
12th
Interna/onal
Architecture
 Exhibi/on
in
Venice
in
2010.

 The
touring
ini/a/ve
ensured
audiences
had
the
 opportunity
to
experience
the
exhibi/on
in
Ireland,
while
 also
raising
awareness
about
the
importance
of
 showcasing
Irish
culture
abroad.

 A
DVD
containing
two
short
films
about
the
exhibi/on
by
 Ruán
Magan
was
commissioned
and
both
films
were
 presented
on
screens
during
the
exhibi/on.


 Dublin
City
Gallery
The
Hugh
Lane,
March
–
April
 Lewis
Glucksman
Gallery,
Cork,
April
‒
May
 Ormeau
Baths
Gallery,
Belfast,
September
‒
October

 Limerick
City
Gallery
of
Art,
November
–
December


Dublin
City
Gallery
The
Hugh
Lane




Lewis
Glucksman
Gallery,
Cork




Limerick
City
Gallery
of
Art


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Education and Engagement The
IAF
partnered
with
educa/on
curators
when
 possible
at
each
venue
to
increase
audience
and
 developed
programmes
for
2nd
level
and
3rd
level
 schools
to
discuss
the
exhibi/on
and
its
content
 cri/cally.
Fourteen
educa/on
events
were
held
to
 accompany
the
exhibi/on.


Curating Architecture Symposium
was
organised
by
the
Irish
Architecture
Founda/on,
the
School
of
 Architecture
UCD
and
Art
in
the
Contemporary
World
NCAD,
as
part
of
the
Dublin
launch
of
of
de
Blacam
and
Meagher.
 Using
the
exhibi/on
as
a
star/ng
point,
a
na/onal
and
interna/onal
panel
of
curators,
ar/sts
and
architects,
was
invited
 to
re‐examine
the
challenges
of
defining
architectural
representa/on
and
exhibi/on,
and
to
propose
new
direc/ons
and
 possibili/es
for
cura/ng
within
the
prac/ce
of
architecture
and
art
itself.

 Speakers
included
Moritz
Küng,
curator
and
Tina
Di
Carlo,
a
writer
and
curator
living
in
London
and
Berlin,
formerly
 curator
of
architecture
and
design
at
the
Museum
of
Modern
Art,
New
York.
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Of Books and Buildings was
an
educa/on
 programme
for
young
people
suppor/ng
the
 exhibi/on
of
de
Blacam
and
Meagher.
Families
and
 children
were
invited
to
explore
the
themes
of
the
 exhibi/on
through
a
series
of
free
crea/ve
 workshops
and
ac/vi/es.
All
events
were
specifically
 designed
with
young
people
in
mind
and
led
by
an
 experienced
team
of
architects
and
ar/sts.


Belfast Sketching Tour Presented
by
the
Irish
Architecture
Founda/on,
Ormeau
 Baths
Gallery
and
PLACE
the
tour
began
with
a
talk
 about
de
Blacam
and
Meagher’s
drawings
in
the
 exhibi/on
space
with
curators
Cian
Deegan
and
Alice
 Casey.
Michael
Doherty,
a
Belfast
based
architect,
took
 the
group
of
18
people
out
on
an
inspiring
and
 informa/ve
sketching
tour
of
Belfast.



Limerick Sketching Tour Walk
and
sketching
tour
of
Limerick
inspired
by
the
 exhibi/on
of
de
Blacam
and
Meagher.
Limerick
 architects
Maria
Donoghue
and
James
Corbe`
led
 the
sketching
tour
of
historic
and
contemporary
 buildings
and
spaces
including
Pery
Square,
The
 Crescent
and
the
Milk
Market.

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Redrawing Dublin: IAF Web & Street Project To
celebrate
the
launch
of
Redrawing
Dublin,
a
book
by
Paul
 Kearns
and
Mos
Ruimy,
the
IAF
embarked
on
an
exci/ng
 web
and
street
project
and
we
asked
our
audience
to
 par/cipate.

 The
book
that
inspired
the
audience
poll,
Redrawing
Dublin,
 is
about
city
making.
Through
the
IAF
poll
and
discussion
 forum,
the
public
had
the
opportunity
to
reveal
the
real
 truth
about
how
Dublin
City
is
designed
and
func/ons
from
 their
perspec/ve.

 Each
week
we
asked
one
ques/on
in
our
online
poll,
related
 to
the
provoca/ve
and
engaging
themes
revealed
in
the
 book.
For
the
finale,
the
10
week
web
project
moved
onto
 the
streets
in
March
2011.

 Sponsored
by
JC
Decaux,
metropoles
in
the
city
contained
 snapshots
from
the
book
with
the
results
of
the
IAF
web
 poll.
The
on‐street
exhibi/on
challenged
policy
makers
and
 ci/zens
to
confront
Dublin’s
urban
contradic/ons,
to
see
 and
tell
it
as
it
is,
not
as
it
is
imagined
or
believed
to
be.


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Urban Party To
celebrate
our
10‐week
on‐line���poll
discussion
on
Dublin
 City
and
to
launch
our
1‐month
long
on‐street
poster
 campaign,
the
IAF
and
Redrawing
Dublin
organised
the
 Urban
Party
at
The
Complex,
Smithfield
Square
in
Dublin
in
 March
2011.





Urban
Party
at
The
Complex





Urban
Party
at
The
Complex


The
Urban
Party
invited
diverse
and
acclaimed
‘Dublin
 Voices’
to
speak
for
just
3
minutes
each
on
their
vision
for
 our
city,
giving
fast
moving
and
rota/ng
urban
perspec/ves
 on
the
future
of
Dublin.
An
economically
vibrant,
socially
 inclusive
and
culturally
dynamic
city
ma`ers
to
the
future
 success
of
Ireland.
At
a
challenging
/me
for
our
city
and
 country,
the
Urban
Party
provided
an
opportune
plaiorm
 or
poli/cal
soapbox
to
lobby
our
new
government
on
the
 way
forward
for
Dublin.

 The
speakers
included:
Ivana
Bacik,
Senator;
Dylan
Haskins,
 Social
Entrepreneur;
Alan
Mee,
Urban
Agenda;
Vanessa
 Fielding,
The
Complex;
Kieran
Rose,
Planner;
Maxim
 Laroussi,
Architecture
Republic;
Gerry
Godley,
Musician;
 Elaine
Byrne,
Journalist;
Jay
Bourke,
Entrepreneur;
Michael
 McDermot,
Le
Cool
Dublin;
Dick
Gleeson,
City
Planner;
 Leanne
Caulfied,
Second
Level
Student’s
Union;
Garre`
 Pitcher,
Indigo
&
Cloth;
Paul
Keogh,
RIAI;
Aaron
Copeland,
 Upstart;
Mick
Wilson,
Gradcam;
Sandra
O’Connell,
Editor;
 Dermot
Lacey,
Councillor;
Ali
Grehan,
City
Architect;
 Constan/n
Gurdgiev,
Economist.
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The Fourth Wall The
Irish
Architecture
Founda/on
in
partnership
 with
the
Irish
Film
Ins/tute
presented
The
Fourth
 Wall,
a
season
of
film
and
architecture,
which
ran
 at
the
IFI
in
Dublin
in
May
2011.
 Curated
by
Nathalie
Weadick,
Director
of
the
Irish
 Architecture
Founda/on,
and
Samantha
Mar/n‐ McAuliffe,
UCD
School
of
Architecture,
this
 collabora/on
explored
and
illuminated
the
point
of
 encounter
between
architecture
and
the
moving
 image.
 The
Fourth
Wall
revealed
architecture
as
both
 protagonist
and
ac/ve
par/cipant
within
the
fabric
 of
filmmaking.
It
also
harnessed
the
immersive
and
 narra/ve
capabili/es
of
film.
Many
of
the
films
in
 this
series
have
never
before
been
shown
in
 Ireland.



People
queuing
for
The
Fourth
Wall



The Fourth Wall Symposium in
IFI.


Speakers
included:
François
Penz,
Reader
in
 Architecture
and
the
Moving
Image,
University
of
 Cambridge;
Richard
Koeck,
Architect,
University
of
 Liverpool;
Douglas
Smith,
University
College
 Dublin;
Daniel
Jewesbury,
ar/st;
Nicky
Gogan,
S/ll
 Films
and
Lisa
Godson,
GradCAM/NCAD
‘
Build
 Something
Modern’.


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Cruth Curach A
stunning
temporary
pavilion,
the
result
of
the
 CraIitecture
compe//on
organised
by
the
Irish
 Architecture
Founda/on
and
the
Cravs
Council
of
 Ireland,
was
unveiled
at
the
Electric
Picnic
fes/val
in
 September,
and
toured
to
Open
House
Dublin
in
 October
and
Design
Week
in
Limerick
in
November.
 Cruth
Curach
was
designed
and
specially
handcraved
 by
architects
Bucholz
McEvoy
and
Jim
Horgan
of
the
 Galway
School
of
Boat
Building.





Jim
Horgan
and

Merri`
Bucholz,
at
the
Cruth
Curah,
Merrion
Square,
Dublin



Cruth
Curach,
Limerick




Cruth
Curach,
Merrion
Square,
Dublin


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Ruairi
Quinn
TD,
Minister
for
Educa/on
and
Skills
on
Dublin
Docklands
Boat
Tour


Queues
on
North
Great
George’s
Street



Open House Dublin


Open
House
Dublin
LUAS
Tour


From
7
–
9
October
2011
we
presented
our
sixth
 annual
Open
House
Dublin
–
Ireland’s
biggest
 architecture
fes/val.
Over
one
weekend,
buildings
of
 all
types
and
periods
opened
their
doors
across
 Dublin
city
and
county
to
allow
ci/zens
and
visitors
 explore
the
architecture
of
the
capital.
Prompted
by
 Ireland’s
society
and
economy
in
flux,
and
inspired
by
 the
20th
anniversary
of
the
Temple
Bar
Framework
 Plan,
Open
House
Dublin
highlighted
the
poten/al
 design
and
architecture
have
as
catalysts
for
change.
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The Open House Dublin Junior programme
for
families,
children
and
young
 people
featured
a
diverse
range
of
school
 workshops,
family
ac/vity
tours,
events
for
 teenagers
and
a
well‐a`ended
drop‐in
 family
workshop
in
Dún
Laoghaire‐ Rathdown
County
Hall.




Martello
Magic
children’s
workshop



Studio8
workshop,
IMMA




Martello
Magic
children’s
workshop


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PlaySpace Killybegs Donegal
Public
Art
office
worked
with
Killybegs
 Playground
Commi`ee
and
the
Irish
 Architecture
Founda/on
to
commission
 architects
to
design
a
new
play
space
for
the
 town.
The
winners,
Lotus
Architects,
headed
 by
architect
Peter
Tansey,
were
selected
from
 32
compe//on
entries
from
Ireland
and
 abroad.


PlaySpace
project
by
Peter
Tansey


Workshops
with
children
from
the
local
school


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Cardboard City To
celebrate
20
years
of
Temple
Bar
regenera/on
 the
IAF
partnered
with
Temple
Bar
Cultural
Trust
 to
host
Create
a
Cardboard
Temple
Bar,
an
 exci/ng
and
fun‐filled
workshop
for
children
over
 one
weekend
in
July
2011.
Over
60
children
joined
 a
team
of
architects
and
volunteers
to
create
a
 unique
version
of
this
dis/nc/ve
part
of
Dublin
 City
–
all
from
cardboard
and
recycled
materials.
 

Cardboard
City,
Temple
Bar
Cultural
Trust


Museum Room The
IAF
collaborated
with
the
Educa/on
 Department
of
the
Na/onal
Museum
of
Ireland
–
 Archaeology
to
redesign
the
Educa/on
Room
at
 Kildare
Street
through
an
architectural
 commission.
 The
new
mul/func/onal
space
was
designed
by
 Clancy
Moore
Architects,
“the
result
is
an
 aesthe/cally
pleasing
room
that
welcomes
you
to
 sit
and
stare;
to
read
...
to
par/cipate
in
 workshops
and
other
events”,
NMI
press
release
 for
Educa/on
Programme
launch,
October
2011.




Museum
Room,
Na/onal
Museum
of
Ireland
‐
Archaeology


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Urbanized,
panel
discussion


URBANIZED Irish
Architecture
Founda/on
in
associa/on
with
 OFFSET2012
and
The
Small
Print
presented
the
Irish
 premiere
of
Urbanized,
the
last
in
the
design
trilogy
 documentary
series
by
Gary
Hustwit
who
was
in
 a`endance.
The
screening
was
followed
by
a
panel
 discussion
with
Hustwit,
chaired
by
Ciaran
O’Gaora
of
 Zero‐G
and
featuring
perspec/ves
from
Dublin
City
 Planner
Dick
Gleeson,
academic
Sylvia
Loeffler,
 filmmaker
Nicky
Gogan
and
NAMAlab’s
Dermot
Boyd.
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International

Irish Architecture Now for Imagine Ireland, Autumn 2011 Two
groups
of
Irish
architects
 travelled
to
six
pres/gious
U.S.
 venues
where
they
par/cipated
 in
symposia,
presen/ng
key
 Par/cipa/ng
architects:
Merri`
Bucholz,
Niall
McCullough,
 Shih
Fu
Peng,
Karen
McEvoy
 aspects
of
their
work
and
 engaging
in
discussion
on
cri/cal
 issues
facing
Irish
Architecture
 Now.

 Irish
Architecture
Now
was
part
 of
Imagine
Ireland,
Culture
 Ireland’s
year
of
Irish
arts
in
 America
in
2011,
and
was
curated
 by
Raymund
Ryan,
Carnegie
 Museum
of
Art,
Pi`sburgh,
 produced
by
the
Irish
 Architecture
Founda/on,
funded
 by
Culture
Ireland
and
supported
 Raymund
Ryan
at
LACMA
 in
the
U.S.
by
Enterprise
Ireland.
 Architects:



Bucholz
McEvoy
Architects
 Shih
Fu
Peng,
Heneghan
Peng
Architects

 Niall
McCullough,
McCullough
Mulvin
Architects

 Yvonne
Farrell,
Gravon
Architects
 Sheila
O’Donnell,
O’Donnell
+
Tuomey
Architects

 Tom
dePaor,
dePaor
Architects


Par/cipa/ng
architects:
Yvonne
Farrell,
Tom
dePaor,
Sheila
 O’Donnell
with
Raymund
Ryan


Raymund
Ryan
at
the
Cooper
Union,
NY


Venues:

 The
Cooper
Union,
New
York

 Harvard
University
Graduate
School
of
Design
 Carnegie
Museum
of
Art
in
Pi`sburgh

 Los
Angeles
County
Museum
of
Art
(LACMA)
 University
of
Berkeley

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 The
Art
Ins/tute
of
Chicago



Other Achievements

The
A
Space
for
Learning
book
has
won
its
 printers
–
Plus
Print
–
the
Irish
Small
Printer
 of
the
Year
Award
2011.


Arts
Tonight,
Radio
1,
won
a
silver
PPI
award
for
their
 feature
on
Sam
Stephenson
for
the
IAF’s
Open
House
 Dublin
event.
(Phonographic
Performance
Ireland
Radio
 Awards
2011)
 A Space for Learning is an education project for architects and secondary school students to challenge current thinking on school design. It is initiated and delivered by the Irish Architecture Foundation (IAF), a publicly funded cultural organisation which was set up to communicate the value of architecture to a broad public. The IAF placed 120 architects/architecture graduates with 1500 Transition Year students across Ireland during 2010. Architect/ student teams collaborated to design A Space for Learning for an ideas competition.

Institution Award

Workshops led by architects/graduates took place during January – March 2010. Students acquired many new skills though activities including walking tours & discussions, surveying and map-making, drawing and measuring, photography, film & animation, modelmaking & computer-aided design. The brief allowed teams to respond to the concept A Space for Learning in any way that was relevant to their needs and aspirations.

The quasi-real nature of the project allowed students to engage with real-world issues, dealing with social, ecological and economical aspects of sustainability. For example many teams specifically prioritised sustainability in their design choices. Projects were based on students’ own experiences of their environment, encouraging a strong sense of ownership of the projects and an understanding of the power of good design to transform lives. The breadth of research behind each project gave students a greater awareness of issues around the built environment, their role as citizens and the value of architecture.

Architect/student teams submitted their design proposals to the IAF in April 2010. Ten winning teams were selected by a Jury and received funding to develop their design into an exhibit for a national touring exhibition. A publication recorded all the submitted projects, revealing the wealth of discoveries made about architecture, social space and school design.

Irish Architecture Foundation

14–16

120 Architects 90 Schools

Ireland

Irish Architecture Foundation

A Space for Learning provided schools with an excellent participation-based education project led by architects and architectural graduates. Students’ understanding of architecture was increased by working through the design process with architects. This hands-on experience provided opportunities to develop skills, creativity and critical thinking in relation to design and the built environment.

Irish Architecture Foundation Project funded by the Department of Environment, Heritage and Local Government, the Department of Education and Skills and the Arts Council of Ireland.

1,500

Workshops: 3 Months Exhibition Tour: 15 Months

Evaluation feedback was gathered from participating students, teachers and architects through forms and interviews. The positive outcome of the project is best summarised by Thomas Campbell 16, student at Dundalk Grammar, ‘I thought architecture was just about construction. I never realised it could be so creative and about different ideas’. In future schemes we would provide training and planning sessions for architects and teachers in advance of projects.

what did i learn from the project? the psychology of architecture & how spaces affect your life/environment. Student (16), Sandford Park School, Dublin

Open
House
Dublin
was
the
winner
of
the
AOIFE
 2011
Award
for
best
fes/val
brochure.
 (Associa/on
of
Irish
Fes/val
Events)
 Our
Fund
it
campaign
to
raise
funds
to
produce
 the
Open
House
Dublin
book
was
the
biggest
 success
at
the
/me:
we
raised
over
€17,000
in
6
 weeks
thanks
to
412
supporters.


Our
A
Space
for
Learning
project
was
selected
as
the
 na/onal
nomina/on
for
the
UIA
(Interna/onal
Union
 of
Architects)
Architecture
&
Children
Golden
Cubes
 award
which
aims
to
promote
young
people’s
 awareness
of
architecture.


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We value good design! New York Boston Pittsburgh Bucholz McEvoy Architects Heneghan Peng Architects McCullough Mulvin Architects

A one-day symposium on the future of Architects-in-Schools initiatives in Ireland Friday 28th January, 9.30am–5pm πNCAD, Harry Clarke Lecture Theatre 100 Thomas Street, Dublin 8 Irish Architecture Foundation’s 2010 Architects-in-Schools project A Space for Learning placed 120 architects with 1500 students in 90 schools across Ireland, culminating in the exhibition now on at NCAD Gallery. The success of the project proves the demand from schools for similar schemes and the willingness of architects to get involved in education projects. However the project also revealed challenges and opportunities in establishing cohesive and relevant infrastructure, resources and architectural appreciation in the education system. In order to learn from this and continue Architects-in-Schools schemes we believe we must research and discuss the issues relating to the development of an inspiring and sustainable Architects-in-Schools scheme in Ireland. The aim of the symposium is to tackle these issues and produce outcomes that direct clearly the potential for Architects-in-Schools initiatives. In order to do this the IAF will bring together the individuals and organisations who potentially have a role to play in the development of future initiatives. Keynote speakers from Ireland and abroad will share their experience of a variety of existing models, to provide inspiration and examples that will inform the discussion.

Irish Architecture Now www.architecturefoundation.ie

Information is subject to change. Most events are free, except New York and Los Angeles, please check IAF website for detailed information on bookings, full venue address, zip codes, and biographies. www.architecturefoundation.ie

Group 1

Group 2

Heneghan Peng Architects Shih-Fu Peng

O’Donnell + Tuomey Architects Sheila O’Donnell

For more information on Imagine Ireland. www.imagineireland.ie

McCullough Mulvin Architects Niall McCullough

dePaor Architects Tom dePaor

New York Monday 26th September Introduced by Raymund Ryan, Curator of the Heinz Architectural Center, Pittsburgh. Response by Kazys Varnelis, Director, Network Architecture Lab, New York.

Los Angeles Tuesday 8th November Introduced by Raymund Ryan, Curator of the Heinz Architectural Center, Pittsburgh.

Bucholz McEvoy Architects Merritt Bucholz & Karen McEvoy

6.30pm The Great Hall, The Cooper Union. The event is presented by The Architectural League of New York, co-sponsored by The Irwin S.Chanin School of Architecture. Produced by

Funded by

Boston Thursday 29th September Introduced by Preston Scott Cohen, Gerald M. McCue Professor in Architecture and Chair of the Department of Architecture Harvard Graduate School of Design. 6.30pm Piper Auditorium, Graduate School of Design, Harvard University.

Participants include speakers who have been involved in similar initiatives in the UK and Ireland including architects from A Space for Learning. The final schedule will be announced in January.

Irish Architecture Foundation, Culture Ireland and Enterprise Ireland invite you to Irish Architecture Now: A series of symposia featuring 3 outstanding Irish practices who will present key aspects of their work and engage in discussions on issues facing Irish architecture, as part of Imagine Ireland, a year of Irish arts in America in 2011. Yvonne Farrell Grafton Architects Sheila O’Donnell O’Donnell + Tuomey Architects Tom dePaor dePaor Architects

Irish Architecture Now is part of Imagine Ireland, Culture Ireland’s year of Irish arts in America in 2011, and is curated by Raymund Ryan, Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, produced by the Irish Architecture Foundation, Dublin and funded by Culture Ireland.

Themes for the presentations and workshops will include Building Blocks Infrastructure, networks and resources

Irish Architecture Now

Two groups of Irish architects will travel to six prestigious U.S. venues, where they will participate in symposia, presenting key aspects of their work and engaging in discussions on critical issues facing Irish Architecture Now.

The outcome will be to create a network of people to support the implementation of Architects-in-Schools programmes and an Action Plan that summarises the issues, challenges and next steps to take.

Foundations The value of participation based architecture projects in schools

Los Angeles Berkeley Chicago Grafton Architects O’Donnell + Tuomey Architects dePaor Architects

Supported by

Pittsburgh Saturday 1st October Introduced by Raymund Ryan, Curator of the Heinz Architectural Center, Pittsburgh.

Chicago Friday 11th November Introduced by Zoë Ryan, Chair and John H. Bryan Curator of Architecture and Design, The Art Institute of Chicago. Response by Raymund Ryan, Curator of the Heinz Architectural Center, Pittsburgh.

Friday 11th November 6pm Fullerton Hall, The Art Institute of Chicago, 111 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60603 Introduced by Zoë Ryan, Chair and John H. Bryan Curator of Architecture and Design, The Art Institute of Chicago. Response by Raymund Ryan, Curator of the Heinz Architectural Center, Pittsburgh.

$12 for non-members, $10 for members, $5 for students. Ticketing through LACMA. http://www.lacma.org http://www.aialosangeles.org Produced by

Funded by

Berkeley Wednesday 9th November 6.30pm Department of Architecture at the University of California, Berkeley. Wurster Hall, MC1800 Berkeley, CA 94702 Introduced by Tom Buresh, Professor and Chair of Architecture, UC Berkeley.

7pm Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Presented by The American Institute of Architects in partnership with LACMA.

6.30pm Department of Architecture at the University of California, Berkeley.

Chicago

Tuesday 8th November 7pm Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 5905 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036 Introduced by Raymund Ryan, Curator of the The Heinz Architectural Center, Pittsburgh. Presented by The American Institute of Architects in partnership with LACMA.

Grafton Architects Yvonne Farrell

Berkeley Wednesday 9th November Introduced by Tom Buresh, Professor and Chair of Architecture, UC Berkeley.

Los Angeles

Free (first come first served) http://www.artic.edu/aic For details & press pack visit www.architecturefoundation.ie Irish Architecture Now is part of Imagine Ireland, Culture Ireland’s year of Irish arts in America. It is curated by Raymund Ryan, produced by the Irish Architecture Foundation, and supported in the U.S. by Enterprise Ireland.

Free (first come first served) http://www.ced.berkeley.edu/college Supported by For updates on how the tour is progressing, check the blog

www.architecturefoundation.ie/now

6pm Fullerton Hall, The Art Institute of Chicago.

12noon CMA Theater, Carnegie Museum of Art.

Speakers to date include Dr Rosie Parnell Senior Lecturer, University of Sheffield School of Architecture and member of the Centre of Study for Childhood and Youth Angela Brady Mallalieu Brady Mallalieu Architects and RIBA President elect Cara Courage Architecture Centre Network UK, Head of Learning

Victoria Thornton HonFRIBA, Founding Director Open-City, London Noel O’Neill National Council for Curriculum & Assessment Education Officer, Architecture Technology, Second Level Teacher & Government Policy on Architecture focus group on Public Awareness

Fee ¤10 To book using paypal visit www.architecturefoundation.ie (Limited places – booking in advance is recommended) For further information please contact Rachel McAree, Education Curator, Irish Architecture Foundation education@architecturefoundation.ie 01 676 88 63 Symposium funded by

A Space for Learning funded by

Irish Architecture Foundation funded by

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The Fourth Wall Symposium Irish Film Archive Jacques Tati Saskia Sassen Seamus Heaney Ernö Goldfinger Cedric Price Tilda Swinton Robin Walker Archigram Wim Wenders Thom Andersen Patrick Keiller SANAA Jem Cohen Rem Koolhaas

05—16 MAY 2011 IFI DUBLIN

The Irish Architecture Foundation in partnership with the Irish Film Institute presents—

A season on film and architecture illuminating the point of encounter between architecture and the moving image. Curated by Nathalie Weadick, Director Irish Architecture Foundation and Samantha Martin-McAuliffe, UCD School of Architecture. The Fourth Wall Symposium is delivered by GradCam and UCD in partnership with IAF and IFI.

Booking opens 27th April www.ifi.ie / Tel: 01 679 3477 www.architecturefoundation.ie

living room – school project, coolock. photo by laura o’brien

Koolhaas Houselife

Frank Lloyd Wright

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To roll is to move along the surface of the paper by turning over and over.

2—15

Irish Architecture Foundation invites you to a book launch and reading on Thursday 22 March from 6.30pm in the Irish Architectural Archive 45 Merrion Square, Dublin 2. Of is a Gall Editions publication by Tom dePaor and Peter Maybury, and is a reader to Ireland at Venice 2010, of deBlacam and Meagher. This event is part of the Irish Architecture Foundation initiative on architecture and publishing.

Please rsvp info@architecturefoundation.ie

GALL E D I T I O N S

of deBlacam and Meagher was Ireland’s participation at the 12th international architecture exhibition and was an initiative of Culture Ireland in partnership with the Arts Council of Ireland, and was supported by the Government Policy on Architecture 2009-2015 and the Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland. It was commissioned by the Irish Architecture Foundation, and curated by Alice Casey, Cian Deegan, Tom dePaor and Peter Maybury.

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Governance
 New
Chairperson
 In
December
2011
we
elected
Kathleen
James‐Chakraborty
as
the
new
Chair
of
 the
Board
of
Directors.
We
are
delighted
to
have
such
a
dis/nguished
 architectural
historian
join
the
organisa/on,
and
look
forward
to
her
 contribu/ons
as
the
IAF
grows
and
develops
over
the
coming
years.
Kathleen
 James‐Chakraborty
succeeded
James
Pike,
architect,
who
served
the
 organisa/on
well
for
3
years.
 Kathleen
James‐Chakraborty
is
Professor
of
Art
History
at
University
College
 Dublin.
A
member
of
the
Royal
Irish
Academy
since
2010,
she
is
also
Ireland’s
 representa/ve
to
the
Congrès
interna/onalaux
d’histoire
de
l’Art
and
a
 member
of
the
Board
of
Trustees
of
the
Chester
Bea`y
Library.
Educated
at
 Yale
and
the
University
of
Pennsylvania,
she
has
taught
at
the
University
of
 Minnesota,
the
University
of
California
Berkeley,
where
she
was
professor
of
 architecture,
and
the
Ruhr
Universität
Bochum.

 IAF
board
members
2011
 James
Pike,
Chairman
 John
Graby,
Secretary


 Tim
Bouchier‐Hayes

 Laura
Magahy
 Declan
McGonagle

 Shelley
McNamara
 Gary
Mongey

 Antoine`e
O'Neill

 Colum
O'Riordan

 Victoria
Thornton

 Klaus
Unger
 Rónán
Whelan


Kathleen
James‐Chakraborty,
IAF’s
New
 Chairperson


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IAF is grateful to its funders and supporters: Funding
 The
Irish
Architecture
Founda/on
is
funded
by:
 The
Arts
Council

 Department
of
Arts,
Heritage
and
the
Gaeltacht

 Office
of
Public
Works

 Royal
Ins/tute
of
the
Architects
of
Ireland

 Open
House
Dublin
was
funded
by:

 Dublin
City
Council

 Department
of
Arts,
Heritage
and
the
Gaeltacht

 Dún
Laoghaire
Rathdown
County
Council

 Dublin
Tourism

 South
Dublin
County
Council

 A
Space
for
Learning
was
funded
by:

 Department
of
Arts,
Heritage
and
the
Gaeltacht

 The
Arts
Council

 Department
of
Educa/on
and
Skills

 The
tour
of
of
de
Blacam
and
Meagher
was
 sponsored
by
Culture
Ireland
in
partnership
with
the
 Arts
Council
 Irish
Architetcure
Now
was
funded
by
Culture
Ireland
 and
supported
in
the
U.S.
by
Enterprise
Ireland


Support
 The
Irish
Architecture

Founda/on
is
supported
by:

 Irish
Architectural
Archive

 Architectural
Associa/on
of
Ireland

 Benefactors
 O’Connell
Mahon
Architects

 Gravon
Architects

 Sean
and
Margaret
Davin

 Toal
Ó
Muiré
and
Emer
O’Siochrú

 Friends
 Box
Architecture

 O’Donnell
+
Tuomey

 Anonymous


Photos
credits:
 Dave
Cavey,
Alice
Clancy,
Enda
Doran,
Dobrawa
Brach‐ Kaluzna,
Lisa
Kenney,
Peter
Maybury,
Rachel
McAree,
Aideen
 McCole,
Pat
Moore,
Ray
Ryan,
Nathalie
Weadick
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Irish Architecture Foundation Nathalie
Weadick

 Director
 Rachel
McAree
 Educa/on
Curator
 Dobrawa
Brach‐Kaluzna
 Office
Manager
 Sarah
Maguire
 Web
Editor
 8
Merrion
Square,
Dublin
2,
Ireland
 +353
1
6768863
 info@architecturefounda/on.ie
 www.architecturefounda/on.ie
 Charity
number
CHY
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 Company
number
417033


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Irish Architecture Foundation 2011