A live, virtual panel discussion with Blaithin Quinn (Irish Architecture Foundation), Muhammad Achour (Places of ARcture), Frank Monahan (Architecture at the Edge) and students and teachers from Holy Faith and Synge Street secondary schools in Dublin, Ireland, with a focus on public realm projects using an innovative co-creation methodology entitled: 'Imaginary Public Space' as part of the Irish Architecture Foundation’s 'Architects in Schools' initiative 2021.
Syrian Architect Muhammad Achour and Designer Frank Monahan participated in this initiative. In their collaborative work with the students, the focus was on care, co-creation, pride, citizen engagement and ownership in the design of public space. How we care for our public realm is always relevant, even more so now as we adapt to life in a post-pandemic city.
What can London learn about collaborative design? The young people of today are the future decision makers. Their creativity is a latent treasure.
Let’s hear their voice as they express their ideas about how to care for communities’ public space, and celebrate their creativity and innovation.
Established in 2005, the Irish Architecture Foundation (IAF) is an independent organisation dedicated to the promotion of architecture as culture. We encourage people to engage with their built environment, to inspire new ways of thinking about architecture.
We truly believe architecture has the power to improve the way we live and how we think about our built environment. By bringing people together from diverse backgrounds and disciplines, we can create a more inclusive conversation that will inspire a better-built environment for everyone.