The inaugural UCD festival took place on Saturday 18 June 2016 at Belfield Campus. Over 6,000 people attended events across the various Schools. As part of the Festival the School of Architecture ran events dealing with one of the biggest socio-political issues of 2016.
The #Risinghome exhibition was part of a new programme of housing research and design, established in 2016 and coming out of the UCD College of Architecture. It is a first year Master of Architecture programme project supervised by lecturers Emmett Scanlon and Orla Murphy. The exhibition was officially launched at the UCD Festival by Shelly McNamara, Grafton Architects and Dr Lorcan Sirr, DIT with Fr Peter McVerry in attendance also.
The Housing Crisis: What can we do Now?
Leading experts from the areas of design, procurement and policy making we asked to consider the most important actions needed to address the housing crisis. Each panelist got the chance to present a short proposal, which was followed up by a lively and engaging audience discussion.
The panel introduced by UCD’s Hugh Campbell included Fr Peter McVerry, Architect and RIAI Silver Housing Medallist Derek Tynan, DIT Lecturer in Housing Studies Dr Lorcan Sirr, Richard Waldron and Orla Hegarty from UCD APEP and 2015 UCD Foundation Day Alumni Awardee Shelly McNamara of Grafton Architects.
The film of the panel discussion can be watched on full on YouTube here