Describing Architecture 2014
Describing Architecture was inaugurated in 2010 as an annual exhibition exploring architectural representation and its pivotal role in designing and documenting built space. The exhibition continues to embrace alternative modes of representation and approaches to design, with a view to providing visitors with meaningful insight into the practice of architecture, alongside its critical relationship to the visual arts environment.
The exhibition includes work across a wide range of media – drawing, photography, model and film – and from a broad spectrum of participants, including established architectural firms, artists, students and recent graduates.
Beginning this year the intention is to extend the programme of the exhibition over a longer two-year period with the aim of allowing a fuller exploration of the selected theme ‘Memory and Place’.
This will be the exhibition?s fifth year, and it will run for three weeks from 17th October to 8th November, beginning during the Open House Dublin weekend. The exhibition will be located across two venues: the Octagonal Room of the City Assembly House, South William Street – the first purpose built exhibition space in Ireland and Britain – in addition to installing work in the adjoining Powerscourt Townhouse Centre, taking advantage of the Centre’s unique bustling location and established footfall.