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Foreign Exchange Book Launch

Foreign Exchange Book Promo


Thursday, 19 May, 2022

Foreign Exchange Book Cover

UCD School of Architecture is pleased to announce the publication of a new book, Foreign Exchange: Conversations on Architecture Here and Now.

The book responds to the online conversation series which took place during one of the most turbulent periods in recent architecture education, research and practice from November 2020 to September 2021.

Across four conversations, architects Maria Conen, Elli Mosayebi, Christian Sumi and Catherine Gay Menzel from Switzerland shared work on topics such as housing, public space, design for climate, material culture and the rural landscape. They were joined in conversation with architects Yvonne Farrell, Jonathan Sergison, Jeffrey Bolhuis and David Leech and also joined by Annie Fletcher (Irish Museum of Modern Art), Lynn Scarf (National Museum of Ireland), Maureen Kennelly (Arts Council), and Emma-Lucy O Brien (Visual), four cultural leaders from Ireland.

Edited by Livia Hurley and Emmett Scanlon, with editorial assistance by Luke Corish, the book features new writing in response to the conversation series by a host of emerging and exciting writers in architecture.

Foreign Exchange: Conversations on Architecture Here and Now was funded by the School of Architecture, Planning and Environmental Policy, University College Dublin, in partnership with the Embassy of Switzerland in Ireland.

Designed by Eamonn Hall and published in Dublin by Story, Building Ireland’s newest architectural press, the book will be launched at 6.30pm on the occasion of the end of year exhibition on May 27 th 2022 in the Memorial Hall at the School of Architecture, Planning and Environmental Policy, Richview.

The book will then be available from www.storybuilding.ie and is limited to a run of 300 numbered copies.

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