The exhibition is a collaboration between the School of Architecture, University College Dublin and the National Film School at the Institute of Art, Design and Technology.
City, Assembled reflects on Dublin in terms of ‘what it was’, ‘what it is’ and ‘what it could be’. It provides an opportunity for visitors to become displaced from their immediate surroundings, enabling a reimagination of Dublin’s civic space. The exhibition references the Dublin Civic Exhibition 1914 and the Dublin Town Planning Competition 1914, both inspired by the work of Scotsman Patrick Geddes. Geddes, a biologist by training, was a town planner and sociologist with a strong interest in the theories of education and knowledge, the arts, history and many other subjects.
Only three of the eight entries to the Dublin Town Planning Competition 1914 are known to remain, dispersed throughout various institutions in Ireland and America. Using film and photography this exhibition brings the archival material together in one location. It aims to show Dublin then and now, conveying the ambition of the 1914 proposals, allowing for a renewed awakening and re-imagination of our city’s planning.
For more information, see the City, Assembled website here.