Architects, Kate Dowling and Robert Bourke in collaboration with film maker, Peter Kelly, were commissioned to work with Transition Year students from Luttrellstown Community College. The students were asked to identify aspects of their neighbourhood that are important to them and asked to think about ways in which changes or improvements could be made.
One issue is the proliferation of walls and fences making it difficult to get from one place to another. Their intriguing life-sized design solution will be on display at Riverwood Chase (close to the playground) on Thursday 30th May between 2pm and 4pm.
The project has a web site – Place Shapers – with additional information about the project.
Place Shapers is an initiative of Fingal County Council Arts Office in partnership with the Irish Architecture Foundation. Our aim is to engage young people in architecture, design and the public realm. The project is made possible by the support of Fingal County Council, together with the Arts Council of Ireland’s Engaging with Architecture Scheme and the Government Policy on Architecture Implementation Programme 2009 – 2015.