Past Dublin Event: VOL 8

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Green Spaces and Urban Acupuncture

@ VOL 8 ON JUL 22, 2015

In "Green Spaces and Urban Acupuncture" From PechaKucha Night Dublin Vol. 8, based on her previous research, Landscape Architect Esther Gerrard talks about her ideas regarding "green spaces" and "urban acupuncture" to explore how they can be utilized to view public space differently. 

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Forms of Escapism

@ VOL 8 ON JUL 22, 2015

Rosie Lynch and Hollie Kearns, investigate forms of escapism - summer, politics, community and theatre.

Independent curators Rosie Lynch and Hollie Kearns are based at Callan Workhouse Union, Co. Kilkenny where along with curator Etaoin Holahan and others they are involved in transforming a semi-derelict wing of Callan Workhouse into a shared space for art, design, research and community facilities and activity. For the last two years they have been working with Camphill Community Callan on Nimble Spaces, an innovative housing project developing long term collaborations between artists, architects and adults with a disability, considering ‘home’ and shared living. Other recent curatorial projects further afield include Time Machine, a research event exploring temporality as part of Im/Plants residency at National Sculpture Factory, Cork and The Pattern Exchange a group show at TBG+S, Dublin.

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Bikes Tackling Environmental, Social & Economic Challenges

@ VOL 8 ON JUL 22, 2015

Anne Bedos is the founder and manager of Rothar. Rothar uses bikes to tackle environmental, social & economic challenges in Dublin. It creates local solutions to global issues through the promotion of sustainable urban transport with cycling. The creation of employment and training opportunities for marginalised individuals is central to the enterprise.

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Opening Up Architectural Questions

@ VOL 8 ON JUL 22, 2015

Douglas Carson is co-founder of Carson and Crushell Architects with Rosaleen Crushell. They design landscapes, buildings, interiors and furniture and also teach and write about the built environment.

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Daily Life in Turkmenbashy's Golden Age

@ VOL 8 ON JUL 22, 2015

Sam Tranum is a Dublin-based writer and editor. He's the author of the travel memoir Daily Life in Turkmenbashy's Golden Age, which is recommended in the Lonely Planet guide to Central Asia, and has published articles about his time in Mexico, Zanzibar, Turkmenistan, Tajikistan and India. He is an editor at Liberties Press, and a volunteer at the weekly online newspaper Dublin Inquirer.  

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Homebeat - The Art of Making Meaningful Events

@ VOL 8 ON JUL 22, 2015

Emmet Condon is Creative Director of Homebeat - a music promotion and production outfit with a particular interest in non traditional spaces. He also produces the Fading Light, Another Love Story and Hollow Sounds festivals. When not drinking tea, he can sometimes be spotted playing records to people in bars and clubs with the heartfelt aim of making them dance and smile. 

This was "Presentation of the Day" on Monday, September 14th, 2015.

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The Dublin Honey Project

@ VOL 8 ON JUL 22, 2015

Inspired by Nature, Craft and Tradition, Kieran (Photographer) and Gearóid (Architect), The Dublin Honey Project's aim is through working with Native Irish Black Bees to produce Raw Honey from each of the postcodes of the city in addition to showing the range of flavours available from our city and suburbs.

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Fenced In

@ VOL 8 ON JUL 22, 2015


Manchán Magan, writer and documentary-maker. shares his fascination with gates.

He writes occasionally for The Irish Times, reports weekly on travel for The Right Hook, and has presented dozens of documentaries on issues of world culture for TG4, RTÉ  & Travel Channel. He lives in his oak forest in a self-made hovel in the bogs of Ireland.