As part of our Momentum exhibition, the IAF invites architectural students, graduates, and the new ‘IAF Graduates’ panel to take part in a virtual workshop. This participatory, interactive workshop, ‘On Practice’, will explore the nature of architectural practice from designing and building, to teaching, exhibiting, and researching. This year’s Momentum architects, Noreile Breen, t o b Architect, and plattenbaustudio will give insights into their practice in a discursive, informal setting. The workshop will be facilitated by Blaithin Quinn, IAF Curator of Learning. Booking is now open and spaces are limited.
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.