Students from UCD School of Architecture and the National Film School IADT designed and constructed a public exhibition relating to the centenary of the 1914 Dublin Civic Exhibition. The 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. City, Assembled included a 360 degree immersive panorama containing still and moving images of the city. 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 was exhibited.
City, Assembled evolved from ‘Disseminating Architecture,’ a Research & Innovation in the Designed Environment module in the School of Architecture, UCD, taught by Professor Hugh Campbell and Stephen Mulhall, and assisted by Philip Crowe. This focused on the communication and curation of architecture and urban design. The exhibition was designed, constructed and curated by Cillian Briody, Matthew Mullin and David O’Mahony from UCD.
City, Assembled Supervisor
The Irish Georgian Society at the City Assembly House
University College Dublin Decade of Centenaries award