The Big Debate – The Way We Build Now


On Wednesday 14 October, 7pm, at Liberty Hall, Professor Frances Ruane will chair THE BIG HOUSING DEBATE, the opening event of the Irish Architecture Foundation’s OPEN HOUSE DUBLIN (14 to 18 October 2015), to discuss THE WAY WE BUILD NOW.

In line with the Open House Dublin theme this year – This Place We Call Home – a panel drawn from architecture, academia and property will discuss the where, what, and how we build – a crucial concern in the future development of Dublin. More than an issue of quantity and type of units, the way we build now will determine the quality of our city and its living standards for generations to come.

The panel includes Claire McManus (Open Architects), Geraldine Kennedy (Property Developer), Ian McShane (MD of Behaviour & Attitudes), Kieran Rose (Planner and human rights campaigner), Dr Lorcan Sirr (Lecturer in urban economics and housing at DIT) and will be chaired by ESRI Director Professor Frances Ruane.

THE BIG HOUSING DEBATE takes place on Wednesday 14 October at Liberty Hall Theatre, Eden Quay, Dublin 1 at 7pm (doors open 6.30pm). Admission is free.
You can book to attend the Open Debate through eventbrite.