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Arts Council announces new training initiative on ways to engage the public with architecture:

Extending Architecture

The Arts Council has announced the introduction of training for cultural practitioners with an interest in programming, exploring and sharing the cultural and artistic value of architecture with the public. Leading international practitioners, Todo Por La Praxis, Kate Goodwin, and Teddy Cruz will provide interactive training sessions in Dublin, Galway and Cork in 2016 as part of Extending Architecture training initiative. In addition, each of the three practitioners will make a rare Irish appearance, giving talks which will be free for the public to attend. 

These renowned international practitioners Todo Por La Praxis (Madrid), Kate Goodwin (London) and Teddy Cruz (San Diego) will share their expertise and insights with training in how to programme, present, collaborate, mediate and work in new ways in architecture.

Recognising that currently in many architectural practices, arts centres, galleries, festivals, civic venues and public spaces around the world, dynamic practitioners are seeking to broaden out the field of architecture beyond the design and construction of buildings alone. This training will reflect these developments and is in line with Arts Council policy and commitment to architecture. These examples of ways to engage the public with architectural practices and the presentation of architecture open out a sense of architecture as a platform for collective conversations about the kind of world we live in today.

Training Session 1 | Dublin

International Speaker | Todo por la Praxis

Friday 5 February 7-9pm

Saturday 6 February 9.30am-5.30pm

Sean O’Casey Community Centre, Dublin

Training Session 2 | Galway

International Speaker | Kate Goodwin

Friday 1 April 7-9pm

Saturday 2 April 9.30am-5.30pm

Nun’s Island Theatre

Galway Arts Centre

Training Session 3 | Cork

Book for the public talk:

International Speaker | Teddy Cruz

Friday 29 April 7-9pm

Saturday 30 April 9.30am-5.30pm

Venues in Cork TBC 

Participants will have the unique opportunity to work with and learn from Todo Por La Praxis, Kate Goodwin and Teddy Cruz. During these sessions participants will have a chance to explore new attitudes, views and opinions on architecture and the built environment internationally and locally.

Extending Architecture: training in practices of engaging the public with architecture forms part of Arts Council policy and commitment to the public’s engagement with architecture.

The Arts Council has engaged Create, the national development agency for collaborative arts, to manage the training in tandem with architect, artist and educator Blaithin Quinn.

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For further information on the training and to book a place 
Email Katherine Atkinson, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Extending Architecture - International practitioner biographies

For further information on speakers, images or interview opportunities
Please contact: Katrina Goldstone Create

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Tel: 01 4736600  Mob: 087 7790705


The Arts Council / An Chomhairle Ealaíon is the national agency for funding, developing and promoting the arts in Ireland.


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