Taking place between 1-9 October, the theme for AATE Festival 2022 is 'repair'. The festival will showcase architectural projects that are conceived through ‘acts of repair’ and ask, what might repair mean in the context of architecture?
The festival will feature films, exhibitions, workshops, symposiums and performances contributed by international artists, designers and artists and co-created with the communities of West Ireland.
In everyday usage the term ‘repair’ can mean to ‘fix’, ‘mend’, ‘renovate’ and ‘restore’. Additionally, it can mean to ‘have recourse to’, or ‘to return’, as in the phrase ‘repairing to’. Stretching across this web of synonyms lies a multitude of differences, but fundamental for architecture today is the actual need to rethink the construction and production of how we build.
Repair aims to expand the point of view from the object of architecture, to the way it operates in its context, advocating a role for architecture that catalyses or actively engages with the environmental, social and cultural repair of the places it is a part of.
Architecture at the Edge’s mission is to promote excellence in the built environment and to advocate for responsible architecture.
Architecture at the Edge (AATE) are a Galway based not-for-profit organisation dedicated to the promotion of architecture as culture. The leading voice for excellence in the built environment in the west of Ireland, Architecture at the Edge investigates the role and impact of architecture in our lives and the world we live in, demonstrating how design enhances the quality of life, while addressing important issues of society through responsible architecture
Architecture at the Edge (AATE) is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to the promotion of architecture as culture. Established in Galway in 2017, it invites everyone to explore and understand the value of a well-designed built environment. We aim to demonstrate how design enhances everyday life and to inspire new ways of thinking about architecture.