Now in its 10th season, the Irish Architecture Foundation's New Now Next series returns to in-person talks to take place at The Complex in Dublin city centre. The themes of this year’s talks are the circular economy, spatial equity, and sustainable urban development.
Jos Boys is a co-founder of the influential 1980s feminist architecture practice and research group Matrix Design Co-operative, which was the subject of a recent major exhibition at the Barbican, London. In this talk, Jos will discuss the work of The DisOrdinary Architecture Project, which she co-founded with Zoe Partington. This is an informal platform which, since 2008, has been developing and promoting new models of practice for the built environment led by the creativity and experiences of disabled and deaf artists.
Jos will be joined by Belfast-based architect Richard Dougherty, who was born profoundly deaf. He will discuss his collaboration with DisOrdinary Architecture (together with deaf architectural consultant Chris Laing and disabled artist Zoe Partington) for a festival project design in Braunschweig Germany that starts from the sensory and performative space of deaf culture and sign language.
New Now Next is supported by Arup. All events are free.
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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.