introduction address form jim horan
asa agm www.oraiste.com
yesterday at 5.00 was supposed to be the welcoming address from jim, outlining what architecture is about in d.i.t. and then the floor was supposed to be opened for discussion with him.
instead jim gave a quick address, and presented archiwood to us, a nice computer package, then had to run so we dident get to hear his views as a student and staff body. eddie accompanied him. many people were upset with this and voiced their concerns. we had a good discussion, things were outlined by both staff and student alike.
-lack of discussion re direction of architecture, ie sustainable, peaceful, fun world
-facilities, computers, lack of space
need for improvement in communication re
-dit ucd queens
-irish ark students working professional arx
-architects, the public
we had the asa agm
grahem o'sullivan, el presidentÃ¨, last years dit su president is this years asa president, definately the best man for the job
there is a commitee of 6 in which i am included
i hope to see a printed and webform newsletter up and running again, ja + c will you email me/ answer here, there might be a ja + c slot?
i am trying to get in contact with ucd and queens to get together on things,
-rish ark students open forum, similar to 2 years ago which i initiated, this time maybe on the direction of architecture
i am continuing to try to get all people discussing real stuff, www.oraiste.com
is challenging peoples views, trying to promote discussion, experimenting with communication
i believe architecture is about working for a just world