The IAF Summer School 2023 forms part of this year's LINA Programme. The Summer School opens with LINA Fellows Space Saloon + The MAAK bringing their touring project RRRUBBLE to the IAF headquarters in Dublin.
RRRUBBLE aims to address resource scarcity through circular strategies by equipping the public with inspiration and tools for rethinking our relationship to material use. Space Saloon and The MAAK advocate for “an architecture of availability”, where using found objects and forgotten or discarded items is prioritised over sourcing new or foreign materials.
*Introductory presentation and discussion, Friday 5 May, 18.30-20.00*
The Summer School opens with a RRRUBBLE presentation, workshop overview, and introduction to Space Saloon and The MAAK. This will be followed by a show and tell of reclaimed objects brought in by participants.
*RRRUBBLE Workshop, Saturday 6 May, 10:00-17:00*
Day 2 commences with a performative and exploratory morning walk around Dublin. We will “shop” the city, looking for discarded or forgotten materials to add to those already brought in on Friday evening.
Once back at the IAF HQ, we will split into three groups to begin connecting and assembling materials into larger components before collectively working on one final pile, assembly, or surface. This process will be filmed to forefront the interaction between bodies, objects and materials. Personal stories and performative interpretations will be integrated into the narrative.
*Friday prepares for Saturday, so please book for both days.*
This is the first of three years in which the IAF Summer School forms part of the LINA programme, an exciting new collaboration between architecture organisations in 23 European countries and 25 competitively selected LINA Fellows. LINA’s goal is to help steer the architectural sector towards clean and circular practices through Learning, Interacting and Networking in Architecture and supporting emerging professionals with innovative and forward-looking projects. LINA is coordinated by the Faculty of Architecture, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia and co-funded by the European Union through Creative Europe.
This year’s Summer School is in three parts. It continues on 9 May with zwkr (online) and on 12-13 May with Palace of Un/Learning (in person at the IAF headquarters).
It is possible to book for one, two, or all three parts of the Summer School. Places are limited, so please register only if you plan to attend.
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.