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Lorcan Sirr

in Dublin

Home to Me


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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Going Home

@ VOL 10 ON NOV 21, 2014

Yvone Larkins. Going home to a place I've never been before is a talk about self discovry and a journey taken, insearch of family heritage, family values and personal growth.

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A Home Anyone Can Afford

@ VOL 3 ON JUL 07, 2015

Javier Ayora provides a refreshing outlook on housing procurement possibilties. He presents a model of adaptabilty and growth throughout the lifetime of the home owner that defies many standard development models.

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Forms of Escapism

@ VOL 8 ON JUL 22, 2015

Rosie Lynch and Hollie Kearns, investigate forms of escapism - summer, politics, community and theatre.

Independent curators Rosie Lynch and Hollie Kearns are based at Callan Workhouse Union, Co. Kilkenny where along with curator Etaoin Holahan and others they are involved in transforming a semi-derelict wing of Callan Workhouse into a shared space for art, design, research and community facilities and activity. For the last two years they have been working with Camphill Community Callan on Nimble Spaces, an innovative housing project developing long term collaborations between artists, architects and adults with a disability, considering ‘home’ and shared living. Other recent curatorial projects further afield include Time Machine, a research event exploring temporality as part of Im/Plants residency at National Sculpture Factory, Cork and The Pattern Exchange a group show at TBG+S, Dublin.

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Spring and Awakenings

@ VOL 7 ON APR 22, 2015

Alex Milton is a thinking designer with ideas from making Dublin 8 a leading cultural and creative quarter to creating our own future by design. Like many creatives earning a buck today, he has many strings to his bow as an academic, author, curator and designer.

He is currently the Programme Director of Irish Design 2015, a year long initiative which is promoting Irish design and designers through various events both at home and abroad. One of the events that Alex has programmed is on this week in Milan. It’s called Liminal and features over 20 Irish designers, companies and studios involved in collaborations across disciplines, and presents them for the first time in Milan.

He is a visiting professor at the National College of Art and Design, Ireland and Aston University, UK and his books include ‘Product Design’ and ‘Research Methods for Product Design’.

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6 Decades of Irish Landscape

@ VOL 7 ON APR 22, 2015

Nicola Ryan and Gráinne Dunne set up Studio Red Architects in 2008 after working for Gilroy McMahon and DTA Architects respectively. Shane Coyle joined the firm in 2014.

'We place utmost importance on sensitive and project-specific design. We know that strong communication and working closely with contractors and craftspeople will deliver beautiful buildings.

We understand that Architecture is about relationships – primarily the relationship between the building and its users – and also the relationship between building and its surroundings – be that rural, suburban or urban.  As Architects we are instrumental in the success of those relationships.'

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Personal observations of Dublin

@ 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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The Music Drive

@ 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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Home is Where the Heart is

ON APR 28, 2017

Rimiko Yanai shares gives an facinating and highly informative glimpse into life in the modular temporary housing provided for residents in Kumamoto who lost their homes to the 2016 earthquakes. Her creative inginuity of using available materials and goods in unlikely ways shows how she has transformed a temporary house, into a temporary home

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Home is Where the Art is

@ VOL 2 ON JUN 17, 2017

Rosita Gilsenan's talk outlines the inspirational influences on her artwork, from the mystical landscapes of Ireland to the influence of her mother who died in 2015.