• Friday , 15 November 2019

Hostile Architecture: Design with Intent


Date: Thursday, 1 December 2016, 18:00 to 19:30

Venue: Paccar Theatre, Naughton Institute, Dublin, Pearse St, Dublin 2

Join the Science Gallery‘s panel of experts to discuss how hostile architecture has crept into cities around the world, with its subtle features aimed at exerting social control. They will look at examples of these social and behaviour controls found in Dublin using photographs taken by participants in our Hostile Architecture Scavenger Hunt.  If you would like to participate in the scavenger hunt which will form the basis of this discussion, please click here.

Join in on this conversation and hear from Dublin City Architect Ali Grehan, Dublin Cyclist Campaign and Cyclist.ie coordinator Damien Ó’Tuama and designer at Unthink Colin Farmer.

Ali Grehan is the Dublin City Architect and since her appointment in January 2008 has actively promoted the idea of ‘excellence in the ordinary” in the context of the design and delivery of projects in the city. Prior to her appointment as City Architect, Ali worked on housing projects as part of the urban regeneration of Ballymun, and became its chief architect in 2006. In her earlier career she was a Senior Architect with Fingal County Council and, before that, a member of the Light Rail Project Team that designed and delivered Dublin’s first LUAS lines. Ali initiated and led Dublin’s bid for designation as a World Design Capital 2014. She is an invited member of the Taipei World Design Capital 2016 International Advisory Committee and a council member of the International Federation for Housing and Planning (IFHP). She served on the board of the Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland (RIAI) 2012-2015 and is also a board member of the highly acclaimed award-winning theatre company Anu Productions.

Dr Damien Ó’Tuama  is the National Cycling Coordinator with Cyclist.ie – the Irish Cycling Advocacy Network (www.cyclist.ie) and An Taisce – The National Trust for Ireland (www.antaisce.org). He is also the Vice-President of the European Cyclists’ Federation (www.ecf.com). His main research interests in the mobilities sphere include the processes of transition of mobility systems, the ‘ripple effects’ of introducing urban bike-sharing schemes and all aspects of cycling policy.

Colin Farmer is a DJ/Producer/Designer. He is resident at Mutate Events and produces under the name Unthink, which is also the name of the design studios he runs with Noelle Cooper and Philip Farmer. He’s one half of Dirkenbauer, a collaboration with Dirk Heynen (aka SOUL Scent/Billious Fog). As  designer he’s created sleeves for all City Records and posters for subject and District 8.

This is a Science Gallery event. Tickets are free but please register HERE

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