Startha Éagsúla/Alternative Histories

2 Dec 20202 December 202026 Feb 202126 February 2021
Dublin, Republic of Ireland

Irish Architectural Archive (IAA) presents an exhibition in collaboration with the Drawing Matter Trust and the Architecture Foundation of architectural models inspired by and based on drawings from the past.

Over 80 contemporary architectural practices across Europe were assigned a different drawing from the Drawing Matter Trust collection and asked to imagine an exchange with their architect from the past. The practices were then required to create a model that responded to what they saw and envision an alternative future for the original drawing.

Ten Irish architecture practices are participating in the exhibition including Tom de Paor, Taka and Grafton Architects.

Startha Éagsúla/Alternative Histories takes place at Irish Architectural Archive, 45 Merrion Square, Dublin 2, the Republic of Ireland from 2 December 2020 to 26 February 2021.