Leitrim’s Green Door Festival of rural architecture and design will take place from 27-29 August for its third year. Over the weekend there will be various talks from rainwater harvesting to artist talks, workshops, exhibitions, as well as bus and cycle tours of Leitrim’s architecture.
There will also be a screening of ‘Citizen Architect’, a documentary on the late architect Samuel Mockbee and the radical educational dseignbuild programme known as the Rural Studio. The weekend will kick off with a debate titled, ‘Thinking and Doing in the Rural’ on Friday 27 chaired by Irish Architecture Foundation director Nathalie Weadick, with keynote address by Prof. Dr Pieter Versteegh, Professor of Architectural Theory and Practice at the Western Switzerland University of Applied Scienes, Fribourg. Panel sessions will be lead by Claire McManus, owner of Open Architects, and Javier Burón, lecturer at the School of Architecture, University of Limerick (SAUL) and director of Fab Lab Limerick.
For the weekend the doors will be open to Crest Passive Pavilion, Dominic Stevens Mimetic House, and his own home built for €25,000, a renovated 18th century stone and mud cottage.
The full programme can be viewed online HERE