The Reimagine Café is a community space for all those involved in placemaking and reimagining their built environment, meeting on the last Tuesday of every month.
For our August edition, we will be focusing on the critical issue of dereliction in our communities, with widespread impact visually, socially, and economically, as well as representing a huge loss of our built heritage. In some cases, this poses a very real physical danger to people, with unsafe structures crumbling around us. There are many undercurrents of concern to this issue, from the motives that drive property hoarding to the policies that cause waves of urban decay and neglect. Most importantly for this discussion, is to think about what can be done to prevent, mitigate, and undo the problem of dereliction in our cities, towns, and villages.
If you would like to join us to discuss this topic, or to share an example from your own area, join us on Zoom on Tuesday, August 31st at 1pm. We would love to hear about successful strategies and case studies, of buildings brought back to life and vibrant, lived-in streets.
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.