Seminar: This is Not My Beautiful House II

24 Apr 2017

This is Not My Beautiful House II is a Seminar as part of Age & Opportunity’s Bealtaine Festival 2017. As we get older, the spaces and places we inhabit need to be more connected, accessible, and secure, without compromising on beauty. This is Not My Beautiful House II, which is developed in partnership with Create, the National Development Agency for collaborative arts and the Irish Architecture Foundation, is the second in a series of Bealtaine seminars exploring key issues impacting on our social, economic and cultural rights to adequate housing, public space and cultural and creative lives as we get older.

The seminar will specifically look at how the arts and creativity can generate debate about choice, participation and rights, with, and for, older people in relation to the planning and design of social and built communities. It will also consider how collaborative arts and architectural practices can influence a paradigm shift in how, as a society, we think about housing and public space beyond a top down and market-led model, to more community-orientated and sustainable frameworks.

Speakers include Prof. Jan Baars, The Decorators & Joe Coveney, Prof. Mary P. Corcoran, Prof. Gerry Kearns, Jack Keyes, Dr. Deirdre O’Mahony, Dr. Sophie Handler, Fionnuala Rogerson, Sinead Shannon, Dr. Christine McGarrigle and Sarah Wigglesworth and the seminar is chaired by Catriona Crowe.

Booking and full details are available here.


Venue: The Studio, Lexicon, Haigh Terrace, Moran Park, Dún Laoghaire

Date: 30 May

Time: 9.30am to 5.30pm

Tickets: ADMISSION: €15, concessions €5.

Bealtaine participants and supporters over 65 free.