This virtual seminar, ‘On Curating’, will explore how architecture is mediated, communicated, and experienced through the exhibition as a medium. The event will include presentations from this year’s Momentum architects – Noreile Breen, t o b Architect, and plattenbaustudio – followed by a panel discussion, chaired by Nathalie Weadick, IAF Director. Booking is now open.
18:00-18:10: Introduction and curatorial overview of Momentum
18:10-18:25: Presentation by Noreile Breen
18:25-18:40: Presentation by t o b Architect
18:40-18:55: Presentation by plattenbaustudio
18:55-19:15: Panel discussion, chaired by Nathalie Weadick
19:15-19:30: Audience Q+A, chaired by Nathalie Weadick
Momentum is the title of a biannual programme at the Irish Architecture Foundation’s building, a vibrant centre for architecture in Dublin. The programme seeks to create a space, physically and introspectively, to document, contextualise, and introduce to the public, the work of emerging architects and collectives, around whom exists a growing critical and curatorial consensus. It also advances the IAF’s ambition to create more opportunities for more architectural exhibitions and to enhance a culture for curating architecture in Ireland.
The intimate space of the gallery at the IAF base on Bachelor’s Walk allows the architect to test a theory, revisit an old idea afresh, or present a proposition that can enhance their practice beyond the exhibition. The IAF gallery is used as a stopping off point, a paused moment for reflection on the way to something significant.
In 2021 the Momentum architects chosen – Noreile Breen, t o b Architect, and plattenbaustudio – are re-imagining the future of architecture practice; their work demonstrates a high degree of sensitivity to context, to the environment, and to the public. The exhibition will be supported by the beautiful publication 'Momentum', designed by Peter Maybury.
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.