by Jenny O’Leary

Funded through an Arts Council Commission Award.

 

A REACTION TO PLACE connects world renowned Irish contemporary dance company, CoisCéim, with architect Jenny O’Leary (H O W F F), in a design project that harnesses the rich heritage and embodied energy of 42 Fairview Strand to develop and present a blueprint for its evolution into a self-sustaining space where dance can thrive. 

CoisCéim has a history of creating site-responsive work, where environments inform the performance.  In this provocative exposition, their new home on Fairview Strand is the protagonist, telling a story of lifetimes lived, and presenting a dreamed vision of the future. Using an artistic process and exhibition to define the brief, A REACTION TO PLACE presents an unconventional approach to the conceptual design of buildings.” -Jenny O’Leary

ABOUT THE ARTIST

Jenny O’Leary, MRIAI, is the founder of H O W F F, a competition-winning architectural practice. We focus on the social and contextual value of good, considered design. Our projects investigate material and historical traces, finding and developing connections to the natural world and human communities. We have an open- minded, emergent ethos that emphasises collaboration with the makers and users of the places we design.

Current work also includes: the Town Threshold project (@town-threshold) in Kilmallock, a Children’s Centre, and new- build and refurbishment residential projects (@ h_o_w_f_f). 

 

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