Dr Ellen Rowley will be giving a talk on architectural history which will provide an overview of twentieth-century architecture in Ireland as part of the Five Lamps Arts Festival 2012. She is a resident of the neighbourhood and has a special interest in Dublin’s architecture from 1940 to 1980. She will then focus on local examples of buildings from this period such as Charleville Mall flats, the Marino VEC building and North William Street school.
Dr Ellen Rowley is assistant editor of Irish Architecture 1600 – 2000, Volume IV of Art and Architecture of Ireland (Royal Irish Academy, Yale University Press, 2014). She is a research associate and award-winning lecturer in architectural history/theory with the School of Histories and Humanities, Trinity College Dublin (2003 – 2008). She works on Dublin’s architecture with the aim of putting value on our twentieth-century buildings and ultimately saving them from reckless redevelopment. She is involved in projects with Dublin City Council and guest lectures in NCAD, UCD and DIT.
Following the talk, there will be an architectural walkabout of Connolly House building.
Friday 20th April 12pm, Connolly House, Marino College of Further Education, Five Lamps North Strand, Dublin 1