Following on from the great success of Town Ecologies in 2021 we are delighted to launch Town Ecologies 2022.
A paid opportunity for three Irish emerging architects to develop their co-design, creative placemaking and community engagement skills and experience in rural Kilkenny.
Deadline: Thursday July 21st 2022 @ 5pm
Visit our website for further information about the opportunity and how to apply.
In its second year, Town Ecologies invites three Irish emerging architects to develop their co-design, creative placemaking, community engagement skills and experience within a rural context. The selected architects will work alongside Workhouse Union, Kilkenny LEADER Partnership and local community groups and stakeholders. Each of the three successful architecture practices will have a clear and defined role within a wider rural renewal project with practical experience supported by mentorship and research resources. The selected architecture practices will experience co-design, stakeholder/community, and local authority engagement first hand. The opportunity will include engagement with hard-to-reach voices–enhancing your capacity in co-design and inclusion. The projects will realise tangible outcomes for the communities involved and provide a unique real-life learning platform for the selected architects.
Town Ecologies opportunity includes:
_Architect fee of €3,500
_Support and Mentorship for three weeks of active engagement and research over four months.
_ Up to one week residential stay in Callan with full access to Workhouse Union resources. (research library, PrintBlock Callan studio) and accommodation at Fennelly’s of Callan. The duration of the stay is subject to the number of individuals travelling.
_Hands-on co-design, creative placemaking and community engagement opportunity within a rural renewal process.
Town Ecologies is led by Workhouse Union in collaboration with Kilkenny LEADER Partnership and funded by the Arts Council.