KEYNOTE: Freespace Manifesto, Grafton Architects

17:15 - 18:15 21 September 2018

Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara

Directors, Grafton Architects

About Speaker

Grafton Architects was established in 1978. Directors Yvonne Farrell & Shelley McNamara are both graduates of UCD, are Fellows of the RIAI, are International Honorary Fellows of the RIBA and are elected members of Aosdána, the eminent Irish Art organisation.

Teachers at the School of Architecture at University College Dublin from 1976 to 2002, they were appointed adjunct Professors in 2015. They have held the Kenzo Tange chair at GSD Harvard and the Louis Kahn chair at Yale University and have been visiting professors at EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland; Accademia d’Archittettura, Mendrisio, Switzerland, where they were appointed as full professors in 2013. They have been external examiners at numerous universities including Cambridge University and The London Metropolitan School of Architecture.

As well as public lectures in Dublin and abroad, including the National Gallery of Ireland in Dublin and the Royal Academy in London, they have lectured widely in European and American Schools of Architecture. In 2018 Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara were curators of La Biennale di Venezia.



17:15 - 18:15 21 September 2018

Grafton Architects will discuss the ideas behind their theme and manifesto of Freespace as presented at La Biennale di Venezia and the values that shape their work.