Architecture at the Edge wishes to mark in some tangible way a response to the universal realities of death, dying, and loss during the COVID–19 pandemic.
The House of Memory installation invites the public to share their personal experience of loss and grief during the pandemic. Viewers are offered a platform to lament that loss within the structure by leaving a memento or a short written message in remembrance and as a symbol of hope for the future.
The project is partly funded by the Irish Hospice Foundation Seed Grant Scheme which, in partnership with the Creative Ireland programme, aims to inspire and support creative responses to the themes of dying, death, and bereavement during COVID–19.
House of Memory is designed by David Kelly and commissioned by Architecture at the Edge.
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.