PUBLIC LECTURE – HANDCRAFTED BRUTALISM: THE BERKELEY LIBRARY’S MAKING IN CONTEXT

 

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Ellen Rowley, architectural and cultural historian, starts Trinity College's series of public architectural events with a talk on the origins and impact of the Berkeley Library, opened in 1967, is widely regarded as one of Ireland’s finest modern buildings. 

Dr Ellen Rowley is an Irish Research Council Fellow based at UCD School of Architecture and Dublin City Council Heritage Office.

She works between the academic and heritage sectors so as to best disseminate her ongoing research into Dublin’s twentieth-century built environment. Educated in Trinity College Dublin and Cambridge University, Ellen is an architectural and cultural historian with a passion for teaching (having won a Provost’s Teaching Award during her time as lecturer in TCD). She recently completed volume 1 of More than Concrete Blocks (Dublin’s Architecture 1900 – 40) and is working on Volume 2 (1940 – 73, to come out at the end of 2017), and was co-editor of Yale’s Art and Architecture of Ireland series, Volume IV, Architecture 1600 – 2000 (YUP, 2014). Her essays on Modernism and Irish architecture are widely published in Ireland and internationally.

The lecture takes place on Wednesday 8 March between 1730 & 1900 in the North Training Room, Berkeley Library, Trinity College Dublin.

Register here. Event is free but booking is essential.