Architecture at the Edge presents a one-day symposium in collaboration with Kylemore Abbey, the Royal Irish Academy and the Moore Institute, University of Galway, on the occasion of the exhibition ‘Interpreting Landscapes; Tim Robinson and the west of Ireland’.
Tim Robinson, the English writer, cartographer, mathematician, artist and illustrator spent more than 40 years chronicling the west of Ireland. His work takes us on a journey through three landscapes; the Aran Islands, the Burren, and of Connemara. He called these richly detailed yet marginalised landscapes, “the ABC of earth wonders”.
The aim of the day is to enrich connections and establish new links between writers, artists, architects whose creative practice is distinctly rooted in place and for others who are actively engaged in, or whose work responds to, “our aesthetic, corporeal and affective relationships with the Earth”.
This symposium explores how the cartographic and literary works of Tim Robinson can act as a connecting force to explore different aspects of landscape, and seeks to open up further questions and actions on the potential future with relevance to the broader cultural, linguistic, ecological and environmental challenges that we now face in the age of the Anthropocene.
The event is free. Booking essential due to limited seating capacity.
Architecture at the Edge (AATE) is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to the promotion of architecture as culture. Established in Galway in 2017, it invites everyone to explore and understand the value of a well-designed built environment. We aim to demonstrate how design enhances everyday life and to inspire new ways of thinking about architecture.