People are taking the initiative, taking the drive, they know what they want, they just need a little help getting there. Anne Kearns IAF Engagement Officer
Reimagine… takes its cue from the Irish Architecture Foundation’s ambition to enable citizens to contribute and improve their built environment. Supported by the Creative Ireland Programme, the Irish Architecture Foundation worked with community groups, architects, designers, artists and local authorities on a programme of eight projects which will affect positive change in their community .
The Reimagine process ensures that a community’s needs are at the centre of the process. It could be something as simple more benches for an ageing community, a safe welcoming place for younger people to meet, a temporary pavilion or even an annual event to celebrate and reconnect the community.
Reimagine Tallaght…Melt the Walls aims to use creative strategies and architectural interventions to find a way to better connect the people, the places and the organisations in and surrounding Chamber Square in Tallaght town.
Reimagine Kilrush… local people are looking to work with public bodies to create public realm strategy to ear mark a number of shovel ready projects for the coming years.
Reimagine Mohill identified a need to co-create a brief to re-purpose of a disused building in the town as low cost accommodation for people engaged in sports in the area.
Reimagine Loughrea : local communities want to create a design brief to build a temporary architectural intervention along the historic Walks.
Reimagine Letterkenny: local people have identified a need to create cultural corridor to all three cultural buildings in Letterkenny town.
Reimagine Kells: The Kells Creative Placemaking project want to create and run an architectural ideas competition to repurpose two chapel spaces in the Convent into as a public performance/ cinema and meeting spaces.
The Masterclass series is part of the IAF’s Reimagine programme.