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September 5, 2010

A slow boat from Offaly

Slow Architecture

A travelling exhibition called Slow Architecture and Place has taken to the water and the barge will stop at various locations where there will be a lecture and discussion at 6pm. The concept of slow architecture follows that of slow food and is a reaction to the fast, sometimes careless, building that took place during the boom. Slow architecture is concerned with rediscovering the joys of making buildings, observing the patterns and rhythms of places better,and encouraging communities to make a place their own.

The barge sets off today from Belmont Mill in Co Offaly and will be calling at Tullamore, Daingean, Edenderry, Robertstown and Naas. The exhibition will then go by road to the Waterways Visitor’s Centre in Dublin’s docklands. Sadly barge owners are loath to take their vessels along the Dublin part of the canal due to vandalism.

See slowarchitecture.ie for more information.