Evening Conversation #3

Monday 05 October, 18.00pm, Red Room Richview

Next week, 3 workshops will present their work: Synthetic Landscapes, Public Space Mapping & Derive.

The three are related to mapping, landscape & public space.

Cohesive Construction - opportunities

The timbrel vault is nearing completion...there are opportunities to help complete it and learn the method of construction in the process..anyone who would like to give a few hours completing this beautiful piece of work, get in contact with cohesive through their blog

evening conversation #2

Monday 21 September, 6pm red room richview.

Francis Matthews and Laura Kelly from Interpretations of an Image and Stephen Tierney from The Interior Prospect will discuss their work, ideas and workshop.
Both workshops were related to the image and its creation.

Evening Conversations

The now what workshops will be hosting a series of public conversations on the work undertaken over the summer.
The conversations will take place every Monday at 18.00 in the Red Room, Richview.
Each conversation will include two workshops, who will present their work, with a discussion afterwards.

The first of these will be on Monday 14 September, 18.00 in the Red Room at Richview.
First, will be an introduction to now what, and what took place over the summer, then Fab_Lab will talk about their workshop...see you all there!

Cohesive Construction

Check out Cohesive Construction's progress here... laying of the dome is about to commence!

Mind the Gap

Mind the Gap is initiated by Michelle Browne who is involved in the 'Ground Up' workshop. Check out details below of the project which is taking place this week as part of the Fringe Festival.

Mind The Gap is a collaborative public art project initiated by Michelle Browne to work with artists, designers, architects and planners to look at open spaces in the city and consider new uses for them. Over the course of two months the group have explored areas across Dublin city considering how we can re-imagine our civic society. Throughout Absolut Fringe we will present a range of interventions that will inform and delight. The project is based at thisisnotashop on Benburb Street Dublin 7 where you can get information and contribute to our exhibition of ideas for the city.

Mind The Gap is an Absolut Fringe Commission.

Participants: Michelle Browne, Siobhan Carroll, Carolann Courtney, Mark Durkan, John Holten, Colm Keller, Issac Lawless, Bryan O’Connell, Jeni Roddy, Naomi Ronan, Tom Walsh, Chong Wang.
SEPT 5th - 4.30pm

Utopian Bus Tour
– A guided tour through
Dublin with a difference. Drawing on unrealised
proposals for the city and imagining new uses
for vacant spaces, the Utopian Bus Tour will
guide you through an alternative vision for the
city. Leaves from Smithfield Square.

SEPT 12th + 19th 8-11pm
Don’t Quote Me – Projected on the outside
of the iconic Screen cinema, Mind The Gap
looks to the silver screen to investigate
Dublin’s current dilemmas. The city, planning,
corruption, and the fall of a nation are explored
through the history of cinema.
SEPT 7th -12th

Fare Play? – Taking off in a taxi from Foster
Place, Mind The Gap will offer you a chance
to learn about NAMA while visiting the sites
of the nation’s current big question. Informed
taxi drivers will explain the workings of NAMA
and show you where it will all happen. Various
times, limited space, booking essential. Email
for details.

SEPT 11th + 18th 6pm - 6.30pm

Operetta – A lone performer looks out over the
city and sings a lament to its citizens. Mind The
Gap presents a solo operatic performance on
Foster Place of arias that highlight the current
plight of the city and its uncertain future.
SEPT 19th 12pm - 3pm

Flower Show
– Following from the tradition of
competitive window box competitions in the
Smithfield area, Mind The Gap offer you the
chance to come to Smithfield Plaza and design
your own flower box display to be adjudicated
by Lord Ross of Birr Castle, Father to Lord
Oxmantown. Take this opportunity to bring plant
life to the plaza.

SEPT 20th 3pm

The Big Freeze
– Goethe famously said
“architecture is frozen music.” Taking
inspiration from the architecture of Smithfield
Plaza, a brass band will perform The Ride of
The Valkyries by Wagner. This collaborative
performance highlights the
peaks and troughs of Smithfield Square
as a public space.

Public Seating – Mind the Gap will provide
alternative public seating in the city for
visitors and commuters over the course of
Absolut Fringe. Seating will be provided on
Aungier Street, Hawkins Street and other
city centre locations

Sunken Site – Hammond Lane – A series
of visual proposals will be presented for an
unused site on Hammond Lane and Church
Street. A collection of proposals taken from
an open call from designers and architects
explore the possibilities of the disused spaces
in the city.

Thisisnotashop – The hub of the Mind The Gap
operation, the gallery will host an exhibition of
ideas for the city. Inspired by the urban myth
that Santiago Calatrava designed the James
Joyce bridge on the back of a napkin, we invite
you, the viewer, to present your ideas for the
city of an ever-expanding array of napkins.
The gallery will also host The Smithfield
Archive presenting the history of the area and
unrealised proposals for its regeneration.

Watch out for other surprise events on our blog!

Contact us at


Fringe Box Office
Filmbase, Curved St., Dublin 2
call: 1850 FRINGE

26 Benburb St, Dublin 7.