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Architecture Symposium

Close Encounter - Meetings With Remarkable Buildings

  • Saturday 21st September
  • Tickets: €5
Book Tickets

€5 donation to VISUAL’s Engagement Programme

Coordinated in association with the exhibition Close Encounter: Meetings with Remarkable Buildings.

This day-long architecture symposium will be broken into four sessions: Remember Housing, The Forgotten Pleasure of the Familiar, Tradition & Individual Talent and, The Public Realm has History.

‘Remembering Housing’ - 9.30am - 11am

presented by Clancy Moore Architects, Hassett Ducatez Architects, Mary Laheen & Aoibheann Ní Mhearáin and GKMP Architects.

‘The Forgotten Pleasure of the Familiar’ - 11.30am - 1pm 

presented by Boyd Cody Architects, Steve Larkin, Noreile Breen and A2 Architects.

‘Tradition & Individual Talent’ - 2pm – 3.30pm

presented by Kevin Donovan & Ryan W. Kennihan Architects, Dominic Stevens, JFOC, Heneghan Peng Architects and Carr Cotter & Naessens Architects.

‘The Public Realm has History – 4.15pm - 5.45pm

presented by Bucholz McEvoy Architects, Tom DePaor, TAKA Architects, Donaghy + Dimond Architects.

Sessions will be chaired by Ellen Rowley,Emmett Scanlon, Hugh Campbell and Livia Hurley.


This symposium is organised by VISUAL on the occasion of the Close Encounter exhibition tour.

The Close Encounter tour is produced by the Irish Architecture Foundation
in partnership with VISUAL Carlow and the Glucksman Cork.
Funded by the Arts Council, with additional support from Dublin Port Company.