DATE: 26 January - 8 February 2015
VENUE: City Assembly House, South William Street, Dublin 2
A public exhibition relating to the centenary of the 1914 Dublin Civic Exhibition designed and constructed by students from UCD School of Architecture and the National Film School IADT . The 1914 Dublin Civic Exhibition had over 110,000 visitors and attempted to reimagine Dublin as ‘the phoenix of cities’ during a period of economic, political and social strife. The exhibition provided a broad view of Dublin City in terms of ‘What it was’, ‘What it is’, and ‘What it could be’. It gave the viewer the chance to step back from their immediate surroundings to consider and re-imagine the potential for change.
The City, Assembled exhibition includes a 360 degree panorama containing still and moving images of the city. As well as archival material from UCD Library Special Collections, the Irish Architectural Archive and the John Nolen Archive at Cornell University, along with photographs from the Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland and contemporary newsreel footage from the Irish Film Archive.
This project has been funded by