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Rewild Dublin? one-day conference exploring the role of urban rewilding, 15 May 2024

Published: Friday, 19 April, 2024

On Wednesday 15 May 2024, a one-day conference titled "Rewild Dublin?" will take place at the Harry Clarke Lecture Theatre, NCAD, 100 Thomas Street, Dublin 8.  This event is organised by UCD landscape architect, artist, and Earth Institute member Sophie von Maltzan together with artist Gareth Kennedy and is supported by the UCD Earth Institute, NCAD and Landscape Architecture, UCD.  "Rewild Dublin?" will delve into the potential of urban rewilding in combating climate change effects, addressing biodiversity loss, and enhancing resilience within cities.

Contributors include botanist Marcus Collier; ecologist and broadcaster Anja Murray; Leslie Moore, head of parks at DCC as well as other writers, artists, scientists and community activists. Some talks will take place in situ in Dublin 8. 

Further details will appear on this page soon.

The conference is free to attend and no booking is required (places on a ‘first come’ basis).

An optional Rewild Dublin lunch will be offered by Jennie Moran / The Luncheonette, a long-term art project exploring hospitality and food. Lunch is €12 and must be booked in advance here.