Bungalow blitz: another history of Irish architecture

MacNamara, Aoife (2002) Bungalow blitz: another history of Irish architecture. The Banff Centre, Calgary. ISBN 9781894773201

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Abstract

This curating and research project is directed towards an understanding of the complex visual cultural processes that underpin and arise from changes in contemporary vernacular domestic building in Ireland, especially with regard to that specially rural and suburban form; the bungalow. Inasmuch, this represents a single, layered visual culture research outcome. The project uses the exhibition as a prospective research method. Each exhibition includes only work generated over the course of the project by researchers working on the Bungalow Blitz research team, and, as such, serves as an opportunity for critical reflection and analysis. This research is undertaken as part of a wider collaborative research project resourced by a 3 year Social Science and Humanities Council initiative on practice-led inquiry in architecture, the visual arts and curating. All exhibitions include research by Paul Antick, Andrew Kearney, Aoife Mac Namara. This single, braided research output includes A) My book ‘Bungalow Blitz' (Calgary: The Banff Centre WPG Editions, 2006), ISBN: 1-894773-20-9; which contains five piecesI have written contextualising the project. B) Five large research exhibitions: (1. Bungalow Blitz I, Museum of Domestic Design and Architecture, London, UK, 2002; 2. Bungalow Blitz II, Limerick City Art Gallery, Ireland, 2002; 3. Bungalow Blitz III, Letterkenny Arts Centre, Ireland, 2003; 4. Bungalow Blitz: Another History of Irish Architecture I, Walter Phillips Gallery, Canada, 2004; 5. Bungalow Blitz: Another History of Irish Architecture II, The Lighthouse, Glasgow, 2006.) C) Two conferences: 1) Conceptions of Space: Architecture and Curating symposium at Tate Britain, London in November 2003. 2) Informal Architectures, Banff Centre for the Arts, Calgary November 2003. Documentary materials will be available on the department's website; http://www.visual-culture.com/project/bungalow/front_page

Item Type:Book
Research Areas:Art & Design > Art & Design
ID Code:706
Deposited On:08 Dec 2008 16:01
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