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January 4, 2011

Slow architecture and sustainability – Call for Expressions of Interest

The notion of Slow Architecture as a design approach for our built environment – an approach based on time for reflection as well as the craft of making – formed the basis of our exhibition on the Grand Canal in 2010. This exhibition engaged with some 300 school children as well as architects and the general public over its two-month journey from Shannon to Liffey.

The three pillars of social, environmental and ethical concerns support the slow movement and it is the communication of these values through our built environment to the younger generation that forms the basis for our programme in 2011.

SARC –an architectural research collective – is looking for expressions of interest in the participation in a canal-based travelling educational programme on the above theme to take place on the Barrow Navigation travelling from Monasterevin to Waterford from May to July 2011.

Selected participants will be asked to develop the theme of Slow – architecture and sustainability in relationship to a project and the process of design. Participants should have the enthusiasm and experience to communicate their project as part of a teaching process to schoolchildren.

Expressions of Interest should take the form of a written document of not more than 300 words with accompanying illustrations and clearly demonstrate your intended response and method of communicating to a younger generation.

Your document should be sent to SARC c/o Solearth, Daintree Building, 62 Pleasants Place Dublin 8- before 30th January 2011.

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