Life, death and resurrection

22 September 2015 5:00 pm at SAUL Studio

Speaker: Shane O’Toole, introduced by Elizabeth Hatz

“Mies’ work stands proud – and still relevant. His work, even today, is a yardstick to measure our understanding of Modern architecture.”

Shane O’Toole is an architect, historian, author, editor, curator, broadcaster and campaigner for threatened buildings. He was one of the founding directors of Group 91Architects. He guided the framework plan for the regeneration of Dublin’s Temple Bar district during the 1990s, work that has been honoured with several awards. He commissioned and curated highly acclaimed national and international architecture exhibitions. Since 2012, Shane has been a member of the Expert Committee for the European Prize for Urban Public Space. He is recognised for his regular contributions in The Sunday Times and Building Design.

“Futures of the past” looks at buildings of the past and how we think about their future. Aware of the necessarily creative and destructive role of architecture we hold a deep interest in what exists. This series of talks is a public forum intended to address a range of questions on architecture’s role, past and present.