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      Open House Dublin at Light House Cinema

      Light House Cinema are delighted to be taking part in Open House Dublin's upcoming special event “Cities Have Feelings".

      Presented by the Irish Architecture Foundation, NewNowNext is a season of live talks disseminating new ideas and ways of acting in architecture that are relevant to the world today and the society of the future. This October, Open House Dublin hosts a special NewNowNext event entitled “Cities Have Feelings”. With participants including Finn Williams, City Architect of Malmö, and artist, poet and broadcaster Rhael “LionHeart” Cape from London and through conversation and film, the evening will unearth how emotional, physical and social connections between people and their cities are formed and sustained.

      About The Speakers

      Rhael ‘LionHeart’ Cape Hon FRIBA is a Multi-Disciplinary Artist, Poet and Visionary Director. LionHeart’s practise— through the language of performance and film— explores architecture and poetry’s relationship with emotional inhabitancy, memory, and mental health. Creating digital interventions within analogue spaces, LionHeart subverts the ineffable, instilling an emotional renaissance within architecture. He is an Associate Artist of The Royal Albert Hall and Artist in Residence at 180 The Strand. He is a Special Participant at the 18th International Architecture Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia, curated by Lesley Lokko OBE. He is an honorary fellow of the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) for his contribution to architecture. LionHeart was first Poet in Residence at Saatchi Gallery, Grimshaw Architects, Snohetta, Junya Ishigami, AHMM, PLP, Squire & Partners and many more.

      Finn Williams is the City Architect of Malmö. He previously worked to promote public architecture and planning in the UK through roles at Croydon Council and the Greater London Authority, and as the co-founder and chief executive of Public Practice. Finn is a Visiting Professor of Practice at the Institute of Innovation and Public Purpose at University College London and was co-curator of the British Pavilion at the 2016 Venice Architecture Biennale. Tidskriften Rum named Finn as the most influential individual in architecture and design in Sweden in 2023.

      About NewNowNext

      Now in its 11th season, NewNowNext is a not-to-be-missed season of live, in-person talks, disseminating new ideas and thinking relevant now and for the future of architecture and society. Material, financial and human resources, public participation, the future of cities and issues of social inclusion and cultural identity are on the agenda of an unprecedented array of speakers for the 2023 season of NewNowNext.

      Curated and hosted by the Irish Architecture Foundation and supported by Arup, the 2023 season presents individual speakers, head-to-head conversations and round-table speculations, in person, and in Dublin.


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