Lectures: 76 Conferences and talks

Open Source Prosthetics by Jen Owen of E-nable

22 November 2016 6:00 pm at Fab Lab Limerick (No. 7 Rutland Street)

e-NABLE is a global open source prosthetics community. Co-founder Jen Owen is coming from Seattle to share e-NABLE story with us

Fred Scott, On Altering Architecture

17 November 2016 6:30 pm at SAUL Studio (CG-042)

‘The only question is, how much can I change the building?’ - Julian Powell Tuck

Building Structures – Calais Refugee Camp by Grainne Hassett

2 November 2016 5:00 pm at Jean Monet Lecture Theatre, University of Limerick

Senior lecturer at SAUL Grainne Hassett to present her work Building and Breaking Structures at the Calais Refugee camp.

Lectures@SAUL 2016 by Tanja Poppelreuter

1 November 2016 5:00 pm at SAUL Studio

Tanja Poppelreuter is Lecturer in the History and Theory of Architecture in the Belfast School of Architecture at Ulster University and previously at Auckland University, New Zealand. She holds a PhD in Art History and has extensively researched the prevalent ideologies of the early twentieth century that sought to reform mankind through architecture.

Myth of Progress by Elizabeth Hatz

18 October 2016 1:00 pm at SAUL Studio

Reflections on Georg Henrik von Wright’s thinking and its possible implications for architecture

Lesley Lokko Lecture, Tueday October 4th

4 October 2016 1:00 pm at SAUL Studio

Lesley Lokko, architect, academic and the author of ten best-selling novels - Tuesday, October 4th at 1PM

On Altering Architecture by Fred Scott

5 May 2016 5:30 pm at SAUL Studio

On Altering Architecture is an attempted taxonomy of interventional design, a description and to an extent a classification of the issues and approaches relevant to the work, as a specialism within Architecture itself, just as the making of new buildings might also be considered.

Witherford Watson Mann Architects by William Mann introduced by Jan Frohburg

12 April 2016 5:00 pm at SAUL Studio

Can you save the remnants of a historic castle by building a new house inside it? William Mann will present architectural interventions at Astley Castle, covering its many design challenges. Astley is a remote site with rich historic resonance: a moated castle, lake, church and the ghost of pleasure gardens are grouped around a shallow ridge. With its restoration now complete, you look out from twelfth and twenty-first century construction to fifteenth and seventeenth century walls - the dialogue across the centuries frames contemporary conversations. On a somewhat similar theme but bigger scale William Mann will also talk about the tendency to demolish and build new in the city - and how the frequent regeneration ambition to erase the past is fundamentally flawed.

A Sense Of Place. Buildings by Robin Walker by Simon Walker

5 April 2016 5:00 pm at SAUL Studio

Modern architecture in Ireland reached a high point in the early 1960s and one of its most celebrated figures was Robin Walker. Born in Waterford in1924, Robin Walker studied architecture at University College Dublin from 1942 to 1947, and later under the legendary Le Corbusier. He also worked alongside Mies van der Rohe in Chicago. Upon his return to Ireland he became a key agent in the shaping of the emerging modern nation. This talk discusses a selection of his projects, showing drawings, models and photos of the original buildings. It will further consider the rehabilitation of these and other structures, and explain relevant examples.

Upwardly Mobile by Niamh NicGhabhann introduced by Anna Ryan

29 March 2016 5:00 pm at SAUL Studio

This talk considers the position of Irish medieval buildings in the early years of twentieth century. Focusing on the treatment of the tiny oratory of St. Lua at Killaloe, Niamh NicGhabhann will examine the ways in which the ruins of the medieval past were used to signify a range of political, religious and cultural ideas and attitudes.