Archive for April, 2012

FILM/ TALK #2 IRISH PREMIERE- THE PRUITT IGOE MYTH

FILM/TALK # 2 DOUBLE EVENT 

Davis Theatre Arts Block, Trinity College Friday 27 April Start 18:30 

2.5 HOURS (Structured)R.I.A.I CPD POINTS Available for Attending members 

Review of items in DOCOMOMO Annual Report 2011. 

Presentation on the structure of the organisation, the goals for the coming year, and the work of the various sub-committees. We encourage members to join our sub-committees (Events, Conservation, Education, Communication) and get involved in all our upcoming activities. 

Overview presentations from ICOMOS (Dr. Elene Negussie

and IRISH LANDMARK TRUST (Dr Edward McParland/Mary O’Brien) [20 mins] 

TALK : EVENT PART 1- 18:30 SPECIAL PRESENTATION TALK 

The programme for the evening includes: 

Review of items in DOCOMOMO Annual Report 2011. 

Presentation on the structure of the organisation, the goals for the coming year, and the work of the various sub-committees. We encourage members to join our sub-committees (Events, Conservation, Education, Communication) and get involved in all our upcoming activities. 

Overview presentations from ICOMOS (Dr. Elene Negussie

and IRISH LANDMARK TRUST (Dr Edward McParland/Mary O’Brien) [20 mins] 

Subscriptions for 2012, payable by cash or cheque on the night – Full Member €50 or €20 unwaged/students, valid from May 2012 – May 2013 

FILM: EVENT PART 2-19:30 THE PRUITT IGOE MYTH –IRISH PREMIERE


The Pruitt-Igoe Myth tells the story of the transformation of the American city in the decades after World War II, through the lens of the infamous Pruitt-Igoe housing development and the St. Louis residents who called it home. The Pruitt-Igoe Myth seeks to set the historical record straight. To examine the interests involved in Pruitt-Igoe’s creation. To re-evaluate the rumours and the stigma. To implode the myth. 

“Compelling, exceptional. It correctly finds value in preserving this disappearing American experience on film and should serve as a prototype for similar efforts of cultural preservation.” – 

Dante A. Ciampaglia, Architectural Record 

http://www.pruitt-igoe.com/

 

 

SITE VISIT # 1- Connolly House North Stand VEC, Gleeson Byrne Whelan Associates

 

Friday 20th April 2012, 12h00,
Lunchtime Lecture “Introduction to modern Irish architecture”, Ellen Rowley followed by site visit lead by Donal Hickey in concert with Val Byrne formerly of Gleeson Whelan Byrne to Connolly House North Strand VEC Five lamps, a “Brulaist” in-situ and precast concrete structure emblematic of its generation. DoCoMoMo Members do not need to pre-book places for this event.

Connolly House North Strand VEC, Five Lamps, Dublin

2 HOURS (Structured)R.I.A.I CPD POINTS Available for Attending members

http://www.fivelampsarts.ie/architecture http://val-byrne.odexpo.com/page1.asp