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Standard Lives: This Place We Call Home

19.04.17

Standard Lives was a series of talks celebrating the ignored and overlooked side of Irish architecture and design.

 

Standard Lives was a series of talks celebrating the ignored and overlooked side of Irish architecture and design. Each event was conceived as a ‘live magazine’ bringing together a range of speakers from a variety of different backgrounds. Contributors – from the worlds of art, architecture, academia and writing – would make a short presentation on each occasion, with the session’s theme changing from evening to evening.

The first talk took place in conjunction with Open House Dublin and adopts the festival’s theme, This Place We Call Home – an opportunity to consider the big ideas and the little routines which shape our city, the perception of the familiar and unfamiliar in everyday life, and the role housing plays in our collective imagination.

For the opening event of the series, Michael Pike (architect, GKMP), Shane Lynam (photographer), and Rob Doyle (Author, Here Are The Young Men) each approached the theme of This Place We Call Home from their own unique perspectives and disciplines.

The first talk took place on 13 October 2015 at Liberty Hall Theatre.

Standard Lives was organised by 2ha magazine / TYPE, and supported by Irish Design 2015.