• Saturday , 16 November 2019

The Housing Incident Room


In collaboration with the architect Dominic Stevens, the Irish Architecture Foundation presents ‘The Housing Incident Room’; an architect-led workshop that draws on the systems and structures of A Fair Land in which to produce A Housing Manifesto. The drive of The Housing Incident Room, is to explore the long history of radical thinking on social, political, environmental and architectural issues, as an essential framework to respond to urgent questions on how to move forward with creating housing in Ireland.

Invited workshop leaders will draw on A Fair Land’s proposition for a new order and system of living brought on by re-invention and fuelled by self-determination, to address the biggest issues facing society in terms of the built environment, architecture and housing.

Workshop findings and agreed goals will be compiled into a zine designed by Paul Guinan, titled The Housing Manifesto, to be launched at a later date.

Sharing the spirit of A Fair Land, The Incident Room thus becomes a place of industry and re-invention, through its production of The Housing Manifesto.

Date: Saturday 27 August

Venue: IMMA, Royal Hospital Kilmainham, Military Rd, Kilmainham, Dublin 8

11.00am-4.00pm/ Drop In Conversations

All day from 11am-4pm, people can drop by and talk to the curators Dominic Stevens and Nathalie Weadick, see teams at work, make observations, comments and interact.

4.00pm -5.00pm/ Public Pin UP

Following an intensive industrious day developing manifestos the teams will Pin UP their ideas, drawings, plans and present to each other and also to the public who are invited to respond to five newly formed provocations on Housing.

This talk is part of A Fair Land: Reinvent/Discuss/Debate, daily talks by project participants and invited speakers to prompt discussion about the function of creativity in our lives, alternative perspectives on living, and the elemental things we need in our individual systems.

A Fair Land 12 – 28 August 2016
This year IMMA is collaborating with Grizedale Arts who, following a period of research and development in IMMA’s residency programme, will create an extraordinary new project, in collaboration with IMMA, that examines the ‘usefulness’ of art by inviting artists and creatives to take over the iconic IMMA courtyard this summer. Echoing the role artists played in creating in articulating a new vision for Ireland pre-1916, A Fair Land will be developed and activated by a range of artists and creative practitioners with the aim of creating new, artist-led visions for a functioning future society.

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