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This is Not My Beautiful House II
Tue 30 May 2017, 09:30 – 17:30 IST
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.
Over the course of a day, the seminar will draw on current trends in research, policy, planning and creative practices engaged in developing alternative designs for intergenerational living within a spatial justice frame. We interpret spatial justice as the organisation – in terms of the acquisition, development and management - of public spaces and places and how these processes generate forms of justice (and injustice) in societies.
This event is aimed at policy makers, researchers, architects, artists, planners and older people active in housing issues as well as the general public.
Chaired by Caitriona Crowe (Academic and Archivist) with
A Keynote from Prof Jan Baars (philosopher/critical gerontologist based in the Netherlands)
The Decorators (multi-disciplinary design practice based in the UK)
Prof. Mary Corcoran (sociologist at Maynooth University)
Prof. Gerry Kearns (political geographer at Maynooth University)
Jack Keyes (consultant and former manager in Cavan County Council)
Dr. Deirdre O Mahony (artist)
Dr. Sophie Handler (Age Friendly Manchester)
Fionnuala Rogerson (architect and member of RIAI Universal Design Task Force)
Sinead Shannon from HaPAI (the Healthy and Positive Ageing Outcomes Initiative)
Dr. Christine McGarrigle from the Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing (TILDA)
Sarah Wigglesworth (architect and formerly Professor of Architecture at the University of Sheffield)
Lois Weaver (Artist and Professor of Contemporary Performance, Queen Mary University, London).
This event is brought to you with thanks to Eccelesiastical Insurance and Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council.
Partners: Create; Irish Architecture Foundation.
The Bealtaine Festival is made possible through the funding support of The Arts Council/An Chomhairle Ealaion.
Photo Credit: The Decorators