Commonage Summer School is a two-week design and build programme (1st – 17th August) that explores the potential of building as a collective endeavour. Building on the success of last year’s programme, Commonage Summer School is now an annual event. The programme invites participants to collaboratively contribute to a process of research and design which seeks to activate common space in the townscape of Callan, Kilkenny. Outcomes will include permanent small-scale architectural interventions as well as proposals for further research into the latent potential of the town. Designs will be developed through on the ground research and realised through workshops led by designers, architects and local tradespeople. Participants will gain practical experience in traditional building technologies with an emphasis on self build, low-tech construction methods.
An expansive programme of evening and weekend events, lectures, discussions, film screenings, walks, local field trips, and music will run in conjunction with day activities. Previous contributors to Commonage programmes include: Rhona Byrne, Sarah Browne, Gerry Cahill, ArchitectsTM, Jesse Jones, Oliver Lowenstein, Lisa Cassidy, Henrietta Williams, Mark Price, Fiona McDonald, The Good Hatchery and Eyal Weizman. The Commonage Summer School will coincide with the Abhainn Ri Festival in Callan (28th July – 5th August) and the Kilkenny Arts Festival (10th – 19th August).
Commonage Summer School encourages applications from people with varied experience and interests. Applications will be accepted by email to firstname.lastname@example.org until the 1st of June 2012. Please note programme places are limited. Successful applicants will be notified by the 14th June 2012. Please provide a short letter of interest; a brief introduction to yourself and your interest in contributing to the summer school. C.V.’s/portfolio’s are not required but are accepted. Please state in your application letter if you require assistance with a temporary visa to come to Ireland. There is no fee to attend Commonage Summer School. Accommodation will be provided for national and international participants at a cost of €120. Availing of accommodation in Callan will enable people to participate in evening and weekend events. Unfortunately travel expenses cannot be reimbursed.
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