The Irish Architecture Foundation are pleased to present the Reimagine Placemaking Masterclasses series. Three live online training sessions will take place in September 2020 for architects, local community representatives, local authority staff, councillors, stakeholders, community engagement and public art practitioners, representatives from cultural venues or organisations and others actively engaged in placemaking.
Each two-hour masterclass will feature diverse modes of learning including presentations, case studies, break out groups and moderated discussions. It is possible to attend all three masterclasses or any combination of the series, as each masterclass will also work as a stand-alone training session. Registration for the masterclasses is free.
Placemaking Masterclass 1: HOW PLAY MAKES PLACE
Wednesday 9 September 2020, 15.00pm-17.00pm (IST)
This masterclass will explore participatory placemaking and the relationship between placemaking and play, with placemaker Wessel Badenhorst. Community engagement facilitator, Rebecca Blake will present the IAF placemaking project Le Fanu Skate and Play Park in Ballyfermot, Dublin, as a case study. Architect and urbanist Alan Mee will discuss capacity building in placemaking.
Placemaking Masterclass 2: WHAT MAKES A GREAT PLACE?
Wednesday 16 September 2020, 15.00pm-17.00pm (IST)
This masterclass will focus on principles of placemaking and the analysis and observation of place, with placemaker Wessel Badenhorst. We will give an overview of the IAF Reimagine placemaking project nationwide, supported by Creative Ireland, and architect Orla Murphy will discuss the role of placemaking in the Irish town.
Placemaking Masterclass 3: HOW CAN WE ACTIVATE AND TAKE RESPONSIBILITY FOR PUBLIC SPACES?
Wednesday 23 September 2020, 15.00pm-17.00pm (IST)
This masterclass will explore stewardship and the activation of place through programming, with placemaker Wessel Badenhorst. Loughrea, Co.Galway will feature as an IAF Reimagine case study by architects and engineers, BothAnd Group. Accessibility and inclusion in placemaking will be discussed by architect Emma Geoghegan.