The Arts Council is delighted to announce that for its new Extending Architecture Training initiative Teddy Cruz of Estudio Teddy Cruz + Forman, will be joined by Fonna Forman, Director of University of California San Diego Center on Global Justice and Co-Director with Teddy Cruz of the Cross-Border Initiative. Together Cruz and Forman partner on many projects focused on social justice and the city.
The Arts Council’s Extending Architecture is a new training initiative for cultural practitioners with an interest in programming, exploring and sharing the cultural and artistic value of architecture with the public. Leading international practitioners, Todo Por la Praxis, Kate Goodwin and Estudio Teddy Cruz + Forman will provide interactive training sessions in Dublin, Galway and Cork in 2016 as part of the Extending Architecture Training Initiative. In addition, each of the three practitioners will make a rare Irish appearance, giving talks which will be free for the public to attend.
These renowned international practitioners Todo Por la Praxis (Madrid), Kate Goodwin (London) and Estudio Teddy Cruz + Forman (San Diego – Tijuana) will share their expertise and insights with training in how to programme, present, collaborate, mediate and work in new ways in architecture.
Recognising that currently in many architectural practices, arts centres, galleries, festivals, civic venues and public spaces around the world, dynamic practitioners are seeking to broaden out the field of architecture beyond the design and construction of buildings alone. This training will reflect these developments and is in line with Arts Council policy and commitment to the public’s engagement with architecture. These examples of ways to engage the public with architectural practices and the presentation of architecture open out a sense of architecture as a platform for collective conversations about the kind of world we live in today.
Training Session 1 – Dublin
International Speaker Todo por la Praxis
Dates & Time: Public Talk: 5 February, 7 – 9pm | Training Session: 6 February, 9.30am – 5.30pm
Venue: Sean O’Casey Community Centre, Dublin
Training Session 2 – Galway
International Speaker Kate Goodwin
Dates & Time: Public Talk: Friday 1 April 7-9pm | Training Session: Saturday 2 April 9.30am-5.30pm
Venue: Nun’s Island Theatre, Galway Arts Centre
Training Session 3 – Cork
International Speaker Estudio Teddy Cruz + Forman
Dates & Time: Public Talk: Friday 29 April 7-9pm in association with the National Sculpture Factory | Training Session: Saturday 30 April 9.30am-5.30pm
Venues in Cork TBC
Extending Architecture: training in practices of engaging the public with architecture forms part of Arts Council policy and commitment to the public’s engagement with architecture. The Arts Council has engaged Create, the national development agency for collaborative arts, to manage the training in tandem with architect, artist and educator Blaithin Quinn.