Thursday, July 30, 2009

No. 3 The Tomorrow Club

Our third reading group is a primer for the public converstation "Reaction to Crises". The material for this session is proposed by Ellen Rowley of Trinity College. The material for reading explores a period of our architectural history which is not generally discussed, and is very relevant to our current state. This session will take place on Wednesday 5th August, 7.30p.m., boardroom, Richview. Ellen has given us extracts from a selection of sources, and has given us some direction for our reading, here.

There are 3 required reading extracts:
1. Extracts from The Handbook of National Planning and Reconstruction, Dublin 1944
2. Editorial and letters from America, Architecture in Ireland. RIAI Yearbook, 1946
3. Overview of Ireland is Building, Local Government pamphlet, 1951

And there are 2 optional extracts:
1. The Post-War Building Programme, Government White Paper, 1944
2. Extracts from Mervyn Wall, Leaves for the Burning, (London: Methuen, 1952)

The texts are short and very entertaining, and I'm sure it will be a very lively discussion.

As always please email me at if you would like to attend.

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