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 events will also be live streamed to remote audiences. The themes of this year’s talks are the circular economy, spatial equity, and sustainable urban development.
Maarten Gielen co-founded Brussels-based Rotor in 2006, where he currently works as a designer, researcher, and manager. Rotor champions the re-use of construction materials and advocates for designing buildings with re-use in mind. Drawing on 10 years’ experience in deconstruction, logistics, architecture and building design with used materials, Maarten currently manages the spin-off Rotor DC (Deconstruction), which he co-founded in 2014, which dismantles, salvages, and sells re-used building materials.
This talk will be moderated by Janet Lynch. Janet is a Chartered Civil Engineer (CEng) with Engineers Ireland, Circular Economy and Resource Efficiency Lead for Arup Ireland, and Chair for the NSAI committee for Circular Economy in Construction.
New Now Next is supported by Arup. All events are free.
The Irish Architecture Foundation endeavours to offer programmes that are accessible and inclusive to all. We offer live closed captioning at our public seminars.
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.