work SHOP

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Initial titles and proposals for the workshops have been posted below. Click on the link beside the workshop titles for more info. More detailed proposals will be posted by 7th this space!


Chris Boyle

Workshop Description:

Make models & curate exhibition.

Workshop ambition:-

Display architectural working models as artifacts.

Make models for public exhibition of Architectural Models.

Collect / remake critical architectural models.

Travel exhibition.

Gather more models on route.

Return with collection.

Open museum.

Commission new building for permanent & temporary collections.

Move in.

Share collection.

Number of people: open

Dates: to be agreed with participants

The workshop is open ended due to the scale of it's ambition.


About the Organisers:

Chris Boyle

more info to follow.


Nuala Flood & Ciara Keohane

images by Martino Gamper

Workshop Description:
We are interested in the reinterpretation of a given condition. Existing objects with recognised uses are re-evaluated. Objects with disparate uses are combined and used in a new way. Focusing on the reuse /recycling of furniture and domestic objects we aim to create a workshop to develop these ideas and test them in full scale. more info to follow.

nowwhatflipside (at)

About the Organisers:
Nuala Flood is an architect who lives and works in Dublin.
Ciara Keohane is an architect who loves fancy dress and would much rather go to the beach than draw toilet layouts on any given day


Cian Deegan & Alice Casey

Workshop Description:
An exploration of the capacity of construction to embody or communicate meaning.

The Workshop
#3 will seek to liberate construction from its subservient role to form-making so that
it may itself become the primary communicative/expressive tool of an architectural object.
An analysis will be made of how and, more importantly, why certain materials or techniques are
used in architecture.
Following this, an exploration will be made towards new potentialities, latent in the same
materials and processes.
The output of Workshop #3 might be a constructed object, with its foundation in a fictional value
system, however noble or irreverent.
The academic aim of Workshop #3 will be to expand the participants’ conception of the value of
construction within Architecture. So that it may be seen as more than a facilitation of a preconceived formal result, but rather a rich cultural act in itself.

Workshop will run for 2no. 2 hour sessions per week for six weeks.

nowwhatconstructs (at)

About the Organisers:
Cian Deegan
& Alice Casey founded TAKA in 2006. They studied Architecture at DIT and Professional Practice at The Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL. In London, Cian worked with Niall McLaughlin Architects, Alice with Curtis Wood Architects. They have travelled through Asia, Australia, South and North America, studying examples of vernacular architecture and culture. From 2007, in Dublin, Alice has worked with dePaor architects, Cian with O’Donnell + Tuomey Architects. In 2008 TAKA became the youngest representatives of Ireland at the Venice Architectural Biennale as part of The Lives of Spaces exhibition, and have recently completed their first projects. TAKA is a practice concerned with the communicative potential of architecture, with tectonic expression and with meaning and is based in Dublin, Ireland.

End of Year Show

Come along next Friday the 29th of May and see what's been going on in Richview this year.
Opening starts and 6.30pm and the show will run until the 12th of June. Coinciding with the vernissage is the launch of the UCD Architecture Yearbook 2009 which will be on sale at the event. Click invitation above for more details and see you there!

Europan 10

While you are waiting for now what? to begin - why not enter Europan?
The theme for 2009 is 'Re-inventing Urbanity' with 19 participating countries including two sites in Ireland.
Registration deadline is 29th of May.
click here for more information


The Public Conversations will be organised over July & August. The first takes place at Richview, UCD Architecture, Monday July 6th at 7.30pm. Now What and the workshops taking place will be introduced on this night.

Studio Space

The studio spaces at Richview will be open to current students and other interested graduates to use over July & August to conduct practice-based research.
If you are interested in using the studio spaces, email a brief proposal for research (no larger than 1 a4) to nowwhatrichview (at) by Friday 5th June.


The workshops are to be run by practitioners of art & architecture over July and August. They will be free of charge and mostly run at Richview. The aim of the workshops is to test ideas, ask questions and generate discourse around the role of the architect in ireland today.
The workshop titles and proposals will be finalised and advertised here by Friday 12th June. 

Now what? at Pecha Kucha

This Thursday now what ? will be presented at Pecha Kucha.

It's a great opportunity to present the initiative to a wider audience.

Do come along to what should be a great night!

see here for more info