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Architecture and its Stories: AIARG Conference 2022, 24-25.03.2022

07 March 2022

Architecture and its Stories: AIARG Conference 2022, 24-25.03.2022

‘Architecture and its Stories’ will celebrate and interrogate architecture’s many, multi-faceted narratives. The conference is prompted by the re-emergence of narrative as a subject and method of interest across many fields. In architecture, there has been a renewed interest in narrative as design method, in narrative as a means of expanding and enriching histories, drawing in marginal and excluded voices and experiences, and there has been an increasing recognition of the need for the urgent, overarching narratives of social and climate justice to direct the discipline’s endeavours. At the same time, the humanities have expanded their remit to include consideration of climate and environment. Stories, it seems, can help us to make sense of the environments we have already created and to imagine the ones we need to create in the future. ‘It matters what stories make worlds, what worlds make stories.’

Day 1 - Thursday 24.03.2022

11:00-13:30: “Poetry makes nothing happen”, keynote address by John Tuomey at the Poetry & Architecture session

Day 2 - Friday 25.03.2022

16:30-18:00: “First Quarter, A place-based recollection of twenty five years on the way to a life in architecture”, reading by John Tuomey at the Architects Writing session

“Every generation goes its own way
and remembers only those things it wants to remember”
Roy Jacobsen, The Unseen

We settled into a plain and ordinary two storey house, a proper country house with walls and gate piers, red corrugated sheds and whitewashed outhouses, iron gates and compartmentalised gardens ready for my father’s vegetables. We kept chickens, ducks, rabbits, many cats, the occasional hedgehog held overnight under a galvanised bucket. On its road side, Hillview looked over a low mountainy prospect up to Maeve’s Gap, ready every morning for the Gaelic queen to ride out of the mist into a new cattle raid. Behind the pebbledash boundary walls, we were surrounded by a tapestry of odd-sized fields, each one soon named: the Green Field, the Big Field, the Far Field.

‘Architecture and its Stories’ is a collaboration between UCD School of Architecture, Planning and Environmental Policy and MoLI, the Museum of Literature of Ireland.

Venue: Newman House, 86 St Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2, D02 XY43

Dates: 24th - 25th March 2022

More information and registration here

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