Inspired by Rebecca Solnit’s and Thelma Young Lutunatabua’s project, ‘Not Too Late’ — AIARG’s 12th annual conference ‘Not Too Late: Design Thinking for Ecological Futures’ will explore the shifts required in architectural thinking to address climate change while inviting us to think optimistically about the future. This conference will support a HEA funded revision of Irish architectural education, Resilient Design Curricula for 21st Century Design Professionals, and invites local and global perspectives on how teaching, practice, research and policy can address the urgent challenge of climate change. This year’s new edition includes diverse cross-sectoral support and speakers including Dublin City Council (DCC) and Smart Dublin, as well as a much-anticipated climate-attentive remote keynote from Kiel Moe — with a range of sub-topics that are anticipated to provoke discussion on the impact, contribution and responsibilities of architectural thinking in Ireland and beyond.
Established in 2010, the All-Ireland Architecture Research Group (A-IARG) is a network of researchers from nine higher education institutions in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland and professionals interested in architectural research. It is at the forefront of establishing a nexus of relationships between research, education, and practice within the field. AIARG seeks to facilitate and foster ongoing development in architecture as a research field in Ireland by providing an infrastructure for research in the form of conferences and peer-review publication opportunities and by raising the profile of research within the education of architects and their subsequent careers as practitioners.