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Developing Dublin

Thursday, 7 February 2019, 6:30 – 8pm

Developing Dublin

A panel discussion with Ger Casey, Chief Executive Officer for the Grangegorman Development Agency, and Cian O’Callaghan, co-author of Governing Vacancy in Post-crash Dublin: Contested Property and Alternative Social Projects, and Melanie Hayes, Dep of History of Art and Architecture, TCD: Building Booms and Busts: Dublin's Architectural Heritage in Decline? as part of the 'Trinity and the Changing City' lecture series.

Dublin’s built environment has changed dramatically since the property bubble and subsequent economic crisis.  Major sites of ongoing and proposed development across the city include Grangegorman, Parnell Square, and Trinity’s own Technology and Enterprise Campus – all still juxtaposed with many vacant and unused buildings. What do these developments mean for a city historically rich in creativity and culture? Join Ger Casey, Melanie Hayes and Cian O’Callaghan in this reflective yet forward-looking discussion.

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About the series 

Trinity College Dublin has been a key witness, over many centuries, to Dublin’s development into the cosmopolitan city it is today. This multidisciplinary discussion series will look at the lived experience of Dublin’s citizens through the prism of Trinity’s Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences research. By drawing on historical, cultural, linguistic, sociological and economic perspectives, it will consider how we can understand a changing Dublin and influence plans for the city’s future.

Dublin has been transformed by the economic crash, the austerity measures that followed and recent improvements in aspects of the Irish economy, as well as wider issues such as displacement and migration. The city’s built environment and economic, demographic and linguistic mix have all developed apace.

But these changes, and their relationship to issues around poverty, health, housing and governmental policy, have not generally been well represented in the media or in public discourse. There is a representative gap between the city in which Trinity resides, not least in terms of language, race and class, and the images and narratives of that city put forth in the broader culture.

'Trinity and the Changing City' will seek to address and interrogate this gap, bringing internationally recognised scholars in the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, from Trinity and further afield, together with key stakeholders and practitioners from across the city.

'Trinity and the Changing City' is organised by the Identities in Transformation research theme, led by Tom Walker, School of English, Daniel Faas, Department of Sociology, and Sarah Kerr, Trinity Long Room Hub, and is supported by the Trinity Long Room Hub Arts and Humanities Research Institute.

See the full schedule of the lecture series here

Campus LocationTrinity Long Room Hub Arts and Humanities Research Institute
Accessibility: Yes
Room: Neill Lecture Theatre
Research Theme: Identities in Transformation, Making Ireland
Event Category: Alumni, Arts and Culture, Lectures and Seminars, Public
Type of Event: One-time event
Audience: Undergrad, Postgrad, Alumni, Faculty & Staff, Public
Cost: Free (but registration is essential)

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