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Conferences

From time to time we collaborate with other organisations to produce conferences or symposia on relevant topics.

Past conferences include:

Conflict, Migration and Identity in Modern Ireland: Global and transnational perspectives 
Conference presented by Trinity College Dublin, Carlow College and VISUAL
13-15th April 2016

As part of our Spring 2016 season, an opportunity to examine and reflect on the relationships between conflict, migration and identity in modern Irish history and culture.
Keynote Speakers:
Professor Bridget Anderson (Oxford University); Professor Joe Cleary (Maynooth University); Professor Enda Delaney (University of Edinburgh); Professor Joe Lee (New York University)

NIMBLE SPACES
Ways to Live Together: New Cultures of Housing
Conference presented by Nimble Spaces, Camphill Communities of Ireland, Maynooth University Department of Geography, DIT Dublin School of Architecture and VISUAL
1st May 2015
 
As part of our Spring 2015 season, an international conference exploring participative design, spatial justice, social housing, co- housing and new ways to imagine housing in the 21st Century, accompanied by Nimble Spaces: Enabling Design, documenting long term collaborations between artists, architects and adults with a disability, considering ‘home’ and shared living. Participating artists, architects and filmmaker include Rhona Byrne, Paul Bokslag, LiD Architecture, Eamon Little, Meme Architecture, Jennie Moran, Ríonach Ní Néill and Studio Weave
Keynote Speakers:
Rory Hearne (Dept. Geography, Maynooth University, social justice and housing advocate) Teddy Cruz (architect and activist, San Diego); Andrea Phillips (Goldsmiths University, London)
 
Encircling Worlds; Imagining Irish Suburbia
Conference presented by Carlow College and VISUAL
12-13th September 2014
 
 Exploring artistic and cultural responses to the evolution of the Irish suburb accompanied by a cross-disciplinary programme of events, as part of our Autumn 2014 season. 
Plenary Speaker - Professor Michael Cronin (Dublin City University)