Reimagining Elderhood Exhibition at Curved Street Temple Bar - Open House Dublin 2024

Reimagining Elderhood Exhibition at Curved Street Temple Bar

2 Curved Street, Temple Bar, Dublin

Dates & Times

9-15 October: Opening times: 9th:13th - 10am-12pm & 3pm-5pm; 14th:15th October, 10am-5pm

Tour type
  • Exhibition
  • Open House Extra
  • Talks & Debates

Reimagining Elderhood explores the future housing needs of people in mid-life in Ireland, and the role of community-led initiative and architecture in providing innovative responses to this opportunity and challenge.

The exhibition describes the work and process of three architects – Studio Idir (Belfast), Islander Architects (Dublin) and Ailbhe Cunningham (Cork) – who engaged with their local communities in Ballyhackamore, Balbriggan and Coal Quay to examine the experience of ageing in place in Irish neighbourhoods. Through the project they co-developed interventions in both the public and private realms to improve this experience and enhance resident agency in neighbourhood development.

The exhibition also features a documentary film by Shane Serrano which captures the thoughts and experiences of these three communities, while also visiting exemplar built projects in Naas and London. The exhibition and reflections explore how architects might be ‘agents of change’ and facilitators of new approaches and thinking about how we live in Ireland.

Special Event Thursday 12 October 3pm – Neighbourhood Priorities for Positive and Proactive Ageing

Join Ailbhe Cunningham in considering the kinds of places that we need to live and age well. You are invited to take part in a participatory workshop that continues a neighbourhood conversation from the Cork city community from earlier this year. This event will include round table discussion and workshop activities that examine priorities for positive and proactive ageing.

No booking required, just come along to 2 Curved Street at 3pm. 

Accessibility Information

Wheelchair accessible
Accessible Toilets
Open or Closed Captions / Speech to Text
Audio description

Photography Credit
© Ailbhe Cunningham (1) Caroline D'Arcy (2) Paul McGinty (3)




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