Acts of repair are an essential part of our social world and built environment. They not only allow for the smooth functioning and enhancement of our cities, but also indicate what is valued and worthy of care and maintenance.
Hosted by UrbanLab Galway, this symposium explores how repair forms our relationship to the past, present and future. Taking place at the Mick Lally Theatre on Druid Lane, Julia Corwin, Tim Edensor and Andrew Karvonen discuss the importance of electronic repair work, the preservation of heritage sites and the improvement of cities through incremental actions. These different perspectives together combine scholarship and activism, provoking discussion on how acts of repair shape the world around us.
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.