Our final programme

Thanks to all who have volunteered and registered so far. The venues (Wood Quay Venue and the Robert Emmet Centre) are wheelchair accessible and we are arranging ISL interpretation. We hope it will also be a child-friendly space.

Friday the 19th October:

6.30pm – doors open and registration

7pm – Official opening by the Lord Mayor of Dublin, Nial Ring and some introductions by Eoin O’Mahony, chair of the Simms120 committee.

7.15pm – Commissioned work by Nell Regan

7.30pm – Public lecture by Ellen Rowley: Simms’s legacy for Dublin – an overview

8.30pm – Q and A

Saturday the 20th:

9.30am – Doors open with coffee served

10am – Histories and futures of housing in Dublin city. With Joe Brady (UCD), Ruth McManus (DCU) and Mary Broe (MU).

11.00am – coffee

11.30am – Remembering Simms through community: Rhona McCord (TCD), Orla Hegarty (UCD) and the Oliver Bond House Project. Chaired by Mary Broe.

12.30pm – Housing After Simms: Rita Fagan and John Bissett (St. Michael’s Estate).

1pm – Provided lunch

2pm – Dublin city’s public housing in context: Michelle Norris (UCD) Philip Lawton (TCD) and Elaine Edmonds (Planning Consultant). Chaired by Erika Hanna.

3.00pm – Photographers and Artists respond to Simms: Jeanette Lowe (photographer), Pat Curran (painter) and Kieran Doyle O’Brien.

4pm – ‘More than concrete blocks’: Kelly Fitzgerald (UCD), Cecilia Naughton (DCC City Architects) and Jakob Hundsbichler (housing guide, Vienna). Chaired by Eoin O’Mahony (UCD).

Sunday the 21st (Robert Emmet Centre – space for approx. 60)

10am – Political Responses to public housing in Dublin: Cllr Eilis Ryan (WP) and Cllr Ciaran Cuffe (GP) and Aisling Bruen (Take Back the City). Chaired by Donal Fallon (DCC).

11am – Q and A and comfort break

11.30am – Fatima Mansions August 2005: a collaborative film by Kieran Doyle O’Brien and Tony May & Fountain (2016): by Glenn Loughran

12pm – Closing remarks and a tour with Joe Brady (UCD.

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Eoin O'Mahony

PhD in geography, teaching fellow UCD.

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