Seminar | This is Not My Beautiful House II at Lexicon, Dun Laoghaire

Date: 30 May
Time: 9.30am to 5.30pm

Seminar as part of Age and Opportunity’s Bealtaine Festival 2017 in partnership with Create and the Irish Architecture Foundation

As we get older, the spaces and places we inhabit need to be more connected, accessible, and secure. This is Not My Beautiful House II, which is developed with partnership between Create 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)

For more information and booking: www.eventbrite.ie/e/this-is-not-my-beautiful-house-ii

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