Lecture: D x 3 [Community]*postponed

*postponed – new date to be announced – refunds have been issued*
Wood Quay Venue, Dublin Civic Offices

D x 3 is a series of talks and panel discussions organised by the Architectural Association of Ireland (AAI) on the topic of Dublin city. Each is based on a single, overarching theme: Character, Community, and Culture. These three themes will be linked to three questions which seek to identify the issues that are shaping the city, examine the reasons why and how these concerns have emerged, and explore alternative models that might offer a more equitable future. They may be summarised as follows: 

Character
Why is the city changing – or – what makes Dublin, Dublin?
Thursday 12th of March

Community
Who is affected by and who is influencing this change?
Thursday 19th of March

Culture
How can we make a better city?
Thursday 26th of March

Each event will feature four speakers who have been invited due to their knowledge of Dublin and expertise on issues which affect the city. Speakers will present three slides over a three minute period on a subject (or subjects) of their choice. Following these short presentations, the topics raised will provide a number of talking points for subsequent discussion between both panellists and attendees.

For the Community edition of this series, the AAI is delighted to announce the following speakers/panellists:

Collette Burns
Collette is currently the Architectural Project Lead for TUDublin on the emerging Grangegorman Campus in Dublin 7. This role is multi-faceted as she interfaces with a number of design teams currently working across the 30ha SDZ site. Previous to this role she worked in Dublin-based architectural practices for nineteen years, including fourteen years at Henry J Lyons. She taught Architecture and Urban Design at TUDublin from 2000 to 2016 and remains active in the Professional Practice Course at this institute. In the course of her work in Ireland and abroad she has gained considerable experience in both the public and private sector developing large-scale urban, brown field and rural sites. She has a masters in Urban Design from UCD and an MArch from the Mackintosh School of Architecture in Glasgow. She is a member of the RIAI and the Institute of Urbanism.

Give Us The Night
Give Us The Night is an independent volunteer group of professionals operating within the night-time industry, campaigning for positive changes to nightlife in Ireland, with particular regard to music venues. They endeavour to highlight the contribution of the night-time industry to culture, community and the economy in Ireland, and to raise the quality of nightlife to international standards. Their ongoing aim is to create debate and discussion about the licensing laws in Ireland, with a view to influencing legislative changes that lead to a more vibrant and profitable night-time industry.

Olivia Kelly
As Dublin Editor of The Irish Times, Olivia Kelly leads the newspaper’s coverage of the city and the Greater Dublin Area. She has a particular interest in housing, planning and transport issues and the sustainable development of the capital.

Brendan Williams
Brendan Williams is an Associate Professor and lectures in Urban Development, Urban Economics and Planning systems at the School of Architecture, Planning and Environmental Policy (APEP), University College Dublin. His principal research themes are urban development and policy frameworks in Ireland and internationally and applied research on the role of property markets in economic development and planning. He has published approximately 165 scientific papers and edited/co-authored 8 books on various aspects of planning and development in Ireland and internationally. His work has been featured by both national and international media including RTE, BBC, Deutsche Welle, and the Washington Post.

This event is kindly supported by Dublin City Architects.

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