Post Industrial, which was on display in DIT School of Architecture, is now a travelling exhibition. For the next two weeks it will be exhibited in Mountmellick Development Association Museum, until Friday 1 July 2016. Post Industrial is a publication designed and written by five 4th year DIT Architecture students who have researched Irish villages that were founded or grew due to industrial influences. This newspaper publication follows on from last years successful UTOPIA 7.
Student Deepka Abbi focused on Mountmellick, Co. Laois, studying Quakers and their industries in Mountmellick and in Mountrath, small towns located in County Laois. This exploration is made through both text and a series of maps, charting the influence of the Quakers and their industries on the growth, changes and development of both of these towns.
The rest of Post Industrial consists of student Stephen O’Brien who studied the villages Monivea, Co. Galway and New Birmingham, Co. Tipperary; Mark Corcoran examined Castlecomer, Co. Kilkenny; Jack Worrall researched the work of Alexander Nimmo, the Scottish engineer who is said to have designed Knightstown on Valentia Island; and Karen Tighe is studying the occurrence of the crescent shape in Irish villages such as Stratford on Slaney.
Entry to the museum, where you can also find out more about Quakers and Industry in Mountmellick, is free. Opening hours are Monday-Friday 9.15am- 5.00pm (closed for lunch 1pm-2pm). For further details see facebook.com/PostIndustrialpublication/ or Mountmellick Museum on (057) 862 4525 or firstname.lastname@example.org.