Symposium: Concrete Logic


Date: Saturday 12.11.16

Time: 09:00 to 13:30

Venue: NCAD, Thomas Street, Dublin 8

A symposium on the technology and culture of concrete architecture in twentieth-century Ireland and beyond. Curated by Gary A. Boyd and John McLaughlin. The symposium features 8 speakers including a keynote lecture by Shelley McNamara, Grafton Architects.

Concrete Logic (supported by the ARUP Trust) is the finissage of Making Ireland Modern, a Touring Project in ART: 2016 – The Art Council’s programme as part of Ireland 2016. It was originally presented as Infra Éireann – Making Ireland Modern at the 2014 International Architecture Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia. Ireland at Venice is an initiative of Culture Ireland and the Arts Council. The exhibition is currently presented to the public as Making Ireland Modern at the Real Tennis Court, Earlsfort Terrace until the 12th November.

09:00 – 09:15    Registration
09:15 – 09:30    Introduction Gary A Boyd + John McLaughlin
09:30 – 10:40    Session 1: Concrete Cultures  featuring Dr Ellen Rowley (TCD) – the concretisation of health; Dr Sarah A Lappin (QUB) and Una Walker (NCAD) – Michael Scott and Ove Arup: Two Buildings for Córas Iompair Éireann (CIÉ); Dr Jennifer Greitschus (ARUP)  – Concrete Inspirations
10:50 – 12:00    Session 2: Pourings, Prefabrications and Landscapes featuring Aoibheann Ni Mhearain (UCD) – prefabricated education: Mary And Peter Doyle at Birr; Brian Ward (DIT) – Infrastructural adhocism: Noel Dowley and the architecture of Irish telecommunications; Denis Linehan (UCC) – Histories of the Future: Urbanism and Speed-Space.
12:10 – 13:10    Session 3 Keynote: Concrete Logic Shelley McNamara of Grafton Architects
13:10 – 13.25    Closing remarks / summary and thanks

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Note this event is not organised by the AAI

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