136 Hectares: An exhibition inspired by 136 hectares of urban culture within the Dublin 8 area.

Within the 136 hectares of Dublin 8, lies a rich cultural history and has been proven to be a historical gem within Dublin.

Thursday, 17th May - Saturday, 19th May 2018

Exhibition opening view: Thursday 17 May 2018, 5pm-8pm. All welcome.
Exhibition continues: Friday 18, Saturday 19 May, 11am-4pm.

The NCAD Gallery is delighted to announce the 136 Hectares exhibition will be opened by architect and lecturer, Alan Mee.

As part of the collaboration between the National College of Art and Design, Dublin, MA Design, History & Material Culture and MFA Design, you are invited to explore Dublin 8 through a series of projects by NCAD researchers at an exhibition designed by MFA Design students, and curated with the assistance of NCAD Gallery curator, Anne Kelly. With topics ranging from the famous Liberty Market to the poplin industry, this exhibition endeavours to provide unique insights into the history and culture of Dublin’s hybrid heart.

136 Hectares invites you to view what the student researchers see as important aspects of the Liberties’ past, present and future. It encompasses studies undertaken by the MA Design, History and Material Culture researchers examining urban culture within Dublin 8. Culminating in the MFA Design curated exhibition around topics inclusive of: representation (literary/artistic/cinematic), dwelling, planning, class, movement, consumerism, making, mapping, ritual, infrastructure and networks. Each topic of interest highlighting diverse aspects of Dublin's historical quarter from within the 136 hectares of the Liberties area.

Please find information on the NCAD MFA Design at this Link and information on the NCAD MA Design History and Material Culture at this Link.

Biography Alan Mee is an architect working in urbanism, architecture, research and education. He has published and spoken nationally and internationally on the particularities of the recent dramatic changes in the Irish designed environment. He is also Director of the two Urban Design Masters programmes at University College Dublin. Link.

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NCAD Gallery contact: Anne Kelly Programme Curator gallery@staff.ncad.ie
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