First ‘City Engage Limerick’ Week

The first City Engage week built on the ongoing council-supported research on the city carried out by SAUL and includes community learning events curated and moderated by Professor Merritt Bucholz, head of SAUL, and a Street Design Workshop co-ordinating by Rosie Webb, Senior Architect with Limerick City and County Council. This series is the first of its type to be undertaken in Ireland.

Rosie Webb, who is leading the project, said:

“City Engage Limerick is all about getting the views of the people and groups who call Limerick home.  How can we make the city centre a more attractive place for people to live?  How can we best use the River Shannon?  These will be some of the topics that will be discussed as part of this process. It’s all about getting people and groups involved in the plans for Living Limerick,” added Rosie Webb. “We hope that the range of events being held will allow people to choose a time that suits them to engage with Limerick City and County Council and to give their views about Limerick City. This first City Engage Limerick week of events will be the first of many throughout the year focusing on different themes, such as the Riverbank, Georgian Limerick and the medieval quarter and how best these places can be improved.”  Prof Bucholz added “We want to help Limerick build an accessible vision of a great city. Using physical models and prototypes we will help people understand how they can help build a city they want in a way they understand.   These events aim provide an open door to the design of the city and a really new way to get great ideas for its future from the people who know it best!”

The first City Engage Limerick week begins on Tuesday 28 February.  All events are free and open to the public.

Tuesday 28 February 2017 – Listen and Learn – Community Learning Event- 2 Pery Square, Limerick
Garry Miley: WIT       The Origin and Future of the Grid
Irénée Scalbert: AA London/SAUL
Mark Brearly:              “ Industry in the City
Wednesday 01 March 2017 – Street Design Workshop – FAB LAB Limerick, Patrick Street, Limerick
2.00 pm
Tom Grey: Trinity Haus             “ Sharing Streets
2.30 pm
Giulia Vallone: Cork County Council            
                                       ReInhabiting the Streets
3 – 6.00pm
Street Design Workshop
7- 8.30 pm
Pecha Kucha night inviting aspirations for
O’Connell Street 
Thursday 02 March 2017 – Listen and Learn – Community Learning Event – Limerick Chamber, 96 O’Connell Street, Limerick
Peter Carroll:  A2 Architects /SAUL    
                                    “ Limerick Founds
6.00 pm
Elizabeth Hatz: KTH Stockholm/SAUL    
                                     “The City as it is”  
7.00 pm
Ger Carty: Grafton Architects/ SAUL       
                                    “The Nature of a City
Friday 03 March 2017 – Open Critique – Narrative 4, 58 O’Connell Street, Limerick