June 2016

Pre-Texts in Dublin, Ireland

  • When:  Friday, June, 10th | 9:30 am
  • Where: Grangegorman Development Agency, en Greenway Hub, Grangegorman Lower, Dublin 
  • What: Ireland’s community and  higher educational sector is transforming itself through the relocation of the Dublin Institute of Technology from 39 locations into a new inner city urban quarter that was the former St. Brendan’s Hospital in the heart of the capital city. What makes this a fascinating challenge is the close proximity of primary and psychiatric care alongside pioneering institutes in technological higher education. For those living, working, visiting or studying in this emerging and historic urban quarter, challenges and questions abound and are continually shifting – who are we now, what remains important, how do we want to learn and remember, how can we truly engage the complexities of life and living?

Prof. Sommer has been invited to share Pre-Texts – experience, impact and value - amongst an invited audience drawn from the educational, health, arts, sciences and humanities sectors. Hearing of about Sommer’s coming, a recently formed Aesthetics Group affiliated with The Graduate School of Creative Arts and Media requested the opportunity to devise a creative response to her book The Work of Art in the World. This live session going to take place with a focus on Schiller’s writings, and will be linked to a live online discussion with colleagues in Barcelona. And just in case that was not enough, a final presentation will be made by artist Jennie Guy whose initiative: ‘The Master Plan’, an interdisciplinary creative project with young students about change is taking place.

For more information see: www.ggda.ie 

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