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Home to Me

BY LORCAN SIRR
@ VOL 10 ON DEC 02, 2015

Born on the wrong side of a DART station, Lorcan Sirr took a while to find his way into the city, but when he did he made straight for the port and a ferry to England. He spent a period of time a Europe's most highly qualified truck driver, until a Finn called Teemu also got his PhD and a new Scania. He likes giving controversial talks, but has sometimes noted a bright red dot following him about on his forehead and wonders what that is.

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State of the Nation

BY JP O’MALLEY
@ VOL 10 ON DEC 02, 2015

The Map of The State is a graphic work by JP O'Malley that took Ireland’s 1937 constitution as its starting point. The map outlines the legislative, judicial, executive and local governmental structures of state. Just as these state structures have evolved over the intervening decades to become complex, layered and intertwined, so too did the map as available information was layered on. The shape and structure of the map was informed by the available information and the challenges of displaying this information in a single view.

Over the duration of the project the map will include greater detail on the departments, agencies and bodies that make up the Irish state in 2015. The early stages of the work will consist of a printed graphic depiction of the evolving map before literally being made concrete.

Zero-G is a Dublin-based design practice engaged in research, strategy and design. Founded in 2004 by Ciarán Ó Gaora, Zero-G has earned a reputation as a creative partner for businesses who want to leverage design to build their brand, facilitate innovation and inspire meaningful change in their organisations. This has been achieved by creating stories that focus purpose and meaning, creating tools that empower employees to look at opportunities with fresh eyes, and demonstrating the power of design to make things better for the user, be they customer, employee, audience or citizen.

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The Music Drive

BY RYAN KENNIHAN
@ VOL 10 ON DEC 02, 2015

What is home? A comparison of music from two particular erras demonstrates a change in usage and meaning of that monoslyabic word. 

Ryan Kennihan is an architect and lecturer. Originally from Chicago, he studied architecture at Cornell University and has been based in Dublin, Ireland since 2002, establishing his practice in 2007. He has taught and lectured widely and is currently a lecturer in the Thesis year at the Dublin School of Architecture at DIT.

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Equal Parts Love and Mystery

BY AIDEN GRENNELLE
@ VOL 10 ON DEC 02, 2015

Aiden Grennelle is a graphic designer living and working in Dublin. His career has been a colourful mix of experiences, a trainee hairdresser in early 80s Dublin, casual labourer in Dubai, to design college in Dundee, Scotland. He has been an art director, actor and theatre director, failed indie-band frontman, shoe designer and more recently creative director of one of Dublin well known design studios. He is now a part of WorkGroup, formerly Conor & David.

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Calais

BY GRAINNE HASSETT
@ VOL 10 ON DEC 02, 2015

Grainne Hassett is a practising architect and researcher. Grainne is the founder of Hassett Ducatez Architects and an academic at the School of architecture UL. The practice won the Downes Medal in 2009 and has exhibited and published widely. 

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Personal observations of Dublin

BY GREGORY DUNN
@ VOL 10 ON DEC 02, 2015

Gregory Dunn has been working on personal photographic and film projects for a number of years documenting various aspects of Ireland with a particular interest in the unconsidered. Having successfully completed a course at Ballyfermot College of Further Education in Television Operations and Production he now works primarily in the field of documentary television.

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Presence of signals

BY LINDA DOYLE
@ VOL 10 ON DEC 02, 2015

Linda’s talk is called Signalling Home. It is about the intersection of wireless signals and concepts of home. It looks at examples from technology and art in which the presence of absence of signals construct notions of home. It draws on abstract concepts as well as specific advances in wireless technologies.

Linda is the Chair of Engineering & The Arts in Trinity College Dublin and Director of CONNECT – a national research centre focused on future networks and communications, co-funded by Science Foundation Ireland and industry. Her research interests are in wireless communications, dynamic spectrum management, reconfigurable systems and creative arts practices.

 

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The anatomy of a great venue

BY JOHN MAHON
@ VOL 10 ON DEC 02, 2015

The Locals was set up at the start of 2015. We want to uncover the people, places and things that make us proud of our city and tell their story.  

The Locals was setup by John Mahon, formerly a director with Bodytonic and responsible for setting up and running The Bernard Shaw Venue.  

The Locals produce our own shows and collaborate with people on events around the city like markets, festivals, screenings, parties, pop ups, banquets, venues….these are the sort of things.

They do them under different names like Toejam, Telephones and The Eat Up. The Locals is the umbrella name for it all.

They’re from Dublin and proud of it.  They know this city is world class and want to see it at the table with the like of Copenhagen, Amsterdam and Berlin. They're doing to do their bit to help.

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Thirty Three Trees

BY JIMI SHIELDS
@ VOL 9 ON SEP 24, 2015

TTT - (thirtythreetrees), established in 2004 by Jimi Shields + Maria Vlahos and based in Dublin City, is a multi-disciplinary design practice with a particular emphasis on landscape architecture and garden design. 

Through the example of 4 x completed works and one current project, TTT chose to explore reflecting to propose: as a creative practice we are sowing and reaping simultaneously, all of the time. TTT presented one small segment of this continuum.

TTT collaborate with Ireland’s leading architecture practices, contributing to numerous award winning projects and have exhibited widely, including the Venice Architecture Biennale 2010. Jimi and Maria have been invited to speak at schools of architecture throughout Ireland with Jimi currently undertaking a series of Landscape Theory and Practice lectures at Cork University.

 

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Beta Projects

BY SHANE WARING
@ VOL 9 ON SEP 24, 2015

Shane Waring has worked as architect for private ecological architecture practice Solearth, co-founded Ireland’s first and only carsharing service GoCar, and also formed part of Designing Dublin a transdisciplinary team which used various design processes including design-thinking to explore vitality in Dublin City. He currently works as an architect in Dublin City Council and recently established Dublin City Council beta – aDublin City Council live mechanism for trialling, assessing & implementing ways to improve the experience of life in the city.

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Secret Lives of Objects

BY DR. LISA GODSON
@ VOL 9 ON SEP 24, 2015

Dr. Lisa Godson researches, writes about and lectures on design and material culture. Current publishing projects include the books Making 1916: material and visual culture of the Easter Rising (Liverpool University Press) and Secret Lives of Objects: stories of design from modern Dublin. She is research collaborator with artists Jesse Jones and Sarah Browne on the major Artangel/Create/Arts Council of Ireland 2016 project In the Shadow of the State.

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NÓS workshop

BY BRIAN BARBER
@ VOL 9 ON SEP 24, 2015

Brian Barber presentis NósWorkshop, a design collective of graduate architects working out of Dublin which emerged during the recession.  Over the last few years, they have taken part in a series of exhibitions, competitions and created various installations throughout Ireland.  All of their projects thus far have not involved the conventional ‘client’ but rather stem from a collaboration with a local community to develop and construct a project.

 

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