People build cities, but cities build people too. This year Open House Dublin delights in and debates the everyday and energetic exchange between Dublin and the people who build it. Dublin is a city and county built of rooms, buildings, streets, railways, pitches, parks and more. Together, these built parts of Dublin shape and guide the public and private lives of nearly one and a half million people. In turn, the city is formed and changed by millions of individual imaginations, countless conversations, and ordinary, daily actions. Through visits, talks, tours, lectures, workshops, podcasts and more, Open House Dublin will reveal how Dublin and people reflect and depend on each other. When it comes to Dublin, we are in it, together.
This year we are proud to be part of Open House Europe, a project co-funded by the European Union. The project will embrace a more inclusive debate about architecture and strengthen the role of architecture as a positive change-maker addressing relevant social and environmental challenges. In 2023 along with twelve partner cities, Open House Dublin will place a focus on sustainability within the programme, highlighting sustainable practice through building visits, opening up discussions around our city as a socially sustainable place to live, work and play and inviting young people to use their imaginations to build a sustainable future.
We will welcome Open House volunteers from Milan, Brno, Bibau and Lisbon to Dublin this October as part of Open House Europe’s volunteer exchange programme and volunteers from Dublin will take their skills and experience to our partner cities.