London Festival of Architecture

2014

Event

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While working at LSE Students’ Union, I organised LSESU’s first participation in the London Festival of Architecture. Students from across LSE’s many departments participated in a panel discussion exploring built space, urban issues and more. The event was entitled ‘Intellectual Capital’ and was held in the award-winning Saw Swee Hock Student Centre.

londonfestivalofarchitecture.org

Image Interiors & Living

2014 - ongoing

Writing | Print

In 2014 I was asked to begin contributing to leading Irish interiors magazine Image Interiors & Living. I write for each bimonthly issue, covering Irish design and architecture. Read my contributions here.

image.ie

TILEWATCH Print Edition

2012

Printed Project

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Following on from the online TILEWATCH project, the TILEWATCH print edition is a tile-spotting trail through two neighbourhoods in central Lisbon. This A3 map takes you on a route through the city highlighting patterned tiles along the way. Available in four colours, TILEWATCH is available to buy here.

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TILEWATCH online

2012

Online Project

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TILEWATCH began as a collection of photographs and drawings of Portugal’s vast array of ceramic tiles, found mainly in Lisbon but also in Porto, Guimarães and Setúbal. 250 photographs and drawings were collected between April and September 2012.

tilewatch.tumblr.com

Architecture Ireland

2011 - 2013

Writing | Print

For two years I wrote a design column for Architecture Ireland, the journal of the Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland, covering topics such as design for healthcare, design retailers in Ireland, design for children and London Design Festival. Read all my columns here.

architectureireland.ie

Open House Dublin Fundit Campaign

2011

Fundraising | Video

In order to produce the brochure for the 2011 edition of Open House Dublin the Irish Architecture Foundation (IAF) launched a crowdfunding campaign using fundit.ie. I scripted and created a promotional video for the campaign with help from the IAF team. 140+ people donated a total of over €17,000 to the project, and is still one of the most successful campaigns fundit.ie has had.

architecturefoundation.ie

Open House Dublin

2010 - 2011

Festival

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Open House Dublin is Ireland’s largest architecture festival, presented by the Irish Architecture Foundation, and I was responsible for coordinating, marketing and delivering its 6th and 7th editions. Each year tens of thousands of people visited 80+ buildings from Georgian to modern and contemporary across Dublin, making the festival one of the key dates in the city’s cultural calendar.

architecturefoundation.ie

Design Week Ireland

2009 - 2011

Festival

From 2009 to 2011 I sat on the steering committee for Design Week Ireland, a nationwide celebration of design held annually in November. I contributed to the festival’s leadership and coordinated a Dublin Design Trail in 2010, highlighting the city’s many quality design retailers.

designweek.ie

A Space for Learning

2009 - 2010

Exhibition | Education

A Space for Learning was Ireland’s first major Architects in Schools initiative, delivered by the Irish Architecture Foundation. I worked on the project, aiding in coordinating workshops with architects in schools all around the country and helping to deliver an exhibition of student and architect work in NCAD Gallery, Dublin, before the exhibition toured Ireland.

architecturefoundation.ie

I Like Local

2009 - ongoing

Writing | Online

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I Like Local
is a design blog that looks to explore design and architecture at close range, taking in the design scenes in the cities I’ve lived in for the past few years. Regardless of location though, it’s always filled with a healthy dose of Irish design and architecture. It has been on the go since 2009 and really is rather good, if I do say so myself…

ilikelocal.blogspot.com