Public Conversation no. 1 - 'Home'

Monday 20th July
Red Room, Richview, UCD Architecture
12.45-1.15 lunch
1.15-2.30 Public Conversation

The first public conversation will take place on Monday 20th July.

We've organised some food for 12.45, with with the conversation due to begin at 1.15...therefore get there early if you want to avail of a free lunch!

The topic for conversation is 'home', and how this has evolved and could evolve into the future in Ireland. The conversation will be an informal 'questions and answers' type session, with participants invited to set questions for discussion to an invited panel.

Shane O' Toole, Gerry Stembridge and Michael Pike have been confirmed as panellists with more tbc. Professor Hugh Campbell will chair the conversation.
Participants will include culturstruction and their workshop questioning 'The Spirit of Gracious Living' & the workshop 'Remaking the Modern Suburb' with more tbc.

If you would like to propose a question, please email us at nowwhatrichview (at) by Friday 18 July. This will allow us to organise a better structure to the event.

You can rsvp via facebook if you check 'attending' here.

Hope to see you there!

Here's some recommended reading from our panellists for anyone who would like to delve further into the topic:
(also, see the book club that has sprung up)

1) Jose Antonio Coderch: 'It isn't geniuses we need right now', 1960.
Published again recently in 2G, No.33, p.134.

2) Alain de Botton: 'Ideals of Home' 2006.
From: 'The Architecture of Happiness', Hamish Hamilton.

3) Dominic Stevens: 'Domestic'

4) John Hejduk: 'Sentences on the house and other sentences', in New Irish Architecture 10, pp90-93 (AAI Dublin 1995)

5) Emmett scanlon: 'A view with a Room' in 'The Lives of Spaces', pp 155-167 (IAF & UCD, Dublin 2008)

6) Christopher Alexander et al:'Your own Home' in A Pattern Language, pp 392-296
(Oxford University Press, New York, 1977).

7) Shane O' Toole: 'Their Hearts' Desire' in des/IRE, pp 76-81
(Gandon Editions and the National Sculpture Factory, Cork, 2008)

8) Deborah S Ryan: 'The Ideal Home Through the 20th Century',
(Hazar Publishing, London, 1997)

9) Emily Greeves: 'The Development of Housing in Britain, 1870-2008' in Home/Away,
(British Council London, 2008).

10) Gaston Bachelard: 'The poetics of Space',
(Beacon Press, Boston MA 1994 Edition, first published in French 1958).

Exhibition Space

Work produced in the workshops & research carried out in the studio spaces will be exhibited over two weeks in October. We are on the programme for two major events - Open House (8-11 Oct) and Innovation Dublin (14th-20th October), so there will be quite a wide audience for the exhibition.

A dublin-based developer, Joe Linders has very kindy offered us disused shop space in Smithfield market for these two weeks.

There are a variety of sizes of space that we could use, and we will confirm the space closer to the date, as it is dependant on which of the spaces are leased in the interim. The spaces are empty, with white walls, and aluminium clad floors and ceilings. There is a great potential to make an interesting exhibition, so use your imagination for your exhibit! We will have to leave the spaces in the condition we found them at the end of the exhibiton

We need volunteers to come and be the interface with the public at the exhibition for an hour or two during the two weeks - whatever time you can spare. Please email us nowwhatrichview (at), and label your email 'Exhibition Invigilators'. You will handsomely rewarded with fun!!

Donations towards collation and publication of the exhibition are welcome! We have some inital sponsorship from archinfo towards this end, for which we are very grateful.

About the Organisers

Alice Clancy is an architect, photographer and studio tutor at UCD Architecture. She runs the blog 'space framed' with Dr. Hugh Campbell.

James Rossa O' Hare
is a graduate of architecture and studio tutor at UCD. He is founding co-partner of DJRAW a muliti-disciplinary design firm.

Fiona Hughes is an architect and studio tutor in UCD Architecture.


reminder of table quiz tomorrow night at 4 Dame Lane, doors 8 p.m., quiz to begin at 9 p.m. with great dj's after.....

Multiplex - first screening

This evening - Tuesday the 14th of July - Multiplex will hold its first screening in Richview.

this is an open event - we ask that anyone who would like to come might send us a link to a piece of footage that describes space in an interesting way. This could be a youtube link or a dvd and could range from advertisements to music videos to high brow cinema!

we'll be watching excerpts, not whole films and will be talking about them in terms of technique, theory and effect.

please us know if you can make it by sending an email to:


look forward to seeing you there!

check out multiplex blog here

Irish Landscape Representation

As part of the synthetic landscapes workshop Dr. Finola O'Kane Crimmins will be giving a short talk today, Friday 24th July, on the history of the Powerscourt demesne and Irish landscape representation.
The talk starts at 1pm in the boardroom in Richview.

All interested parties are welcome to attend; Hope to see some of you there!