This Open call worth €20,000 (incl vat) will see the winning team collaboratively engage with groups from Loughrea in order to develop a public outcome, installation, temporary intervention and/or happening in the The Walks, Loughrea in 2020
The Irish Architecture Foundation (IAF) in partnership with Galway County Council Architectural Conservation Office and the Loughrea The Walks Project Steering Group with support from Creative Ireland and Galway 2020 European Capital of Culture; Small Towns Big Ideas present a competition for the commission of an architectural or designed intervention for The Walks, Loughrea, Co. Galway for Spring 2020.
IAF invite teams to apply with an indication of how they would engage with the local communities and what issues, if any, they wish to focus their research and project development on. The project must consider creating a temporary architectural intervention along The Walks, which connects the area to the community and the conservation works currently on going.
The winning team will be a multi-disciplinary team which includes an architect or architectural graduate. They encourage the team to also include a broad mix of professional backgrounds and skill sets that may include, but not be limited to, designers, artists, geographers, social scientists, social workers, community workers, urban planners and so on. The application form must contain a brief biography of all team members (all team members must be confirmed at the time of application) as well as a maximum of five examples of projects or research undertaken by one or more team members relating to consultative processes,community-led design, urban realm projects or engaging temporary intervention.
For full brief visit: open-call-reimagine-the-walks-loughrea/