Call for submissions “Learning from Housing”


Fumbally Exchange is seeking proposals for inclusion in an exhibition to be held as part of Open House Dublin 2014.


Theme: Housing Past / Housing Present / Housing Future:


The pressure is now on to build housing again, while aiming to avoid the mistakes of the last housing boom.


In this context, and taking the Open House theme of “Learning from Buildings” as a starting point, Fumbally Exchange intend to hold an exhibition that seeks to show how lessons learnt by architects and other protagonists in the built environment might inform how we think about the design of housing now and into the future.


How do we provide ourselves with somewhere to live? What forces, what values, what constraints, what opportunities, what traditions, what aspirations shape the kinds of houses we choose to live in? What kind of dwellings are these houses? What lessons can we learn from previous generations that might help now inform the creation of quality, durable houses and neighbourhoods?


Of all building, housing best shows us how the lives we live have changed, at the same time as showing us how they have stayed the same. With a new generation of housing being debated, and about to be planned, designed and built – what can we say we have learned from these buildings?


Proposals are sought from individuals or multidisciplinary teams from architecture, design, art, planning, students, postgraduates and professionals.


Submission Details:

Format:                Proposals should be emailed to

Deadline:             Friday 15th August 2014 at 6pm

Information:      Written description (<100 words); 1-3 jpeg images describing the proposed exhibit; title, medium and size of proposed exhibit.


Pieces selected on the basis of this first stage submission will be exhibited at Fumbally Exchange, 5 Dame Lane, Dublin 2 from October 16th-19th during Open House Dublin 2014.



Image credit: Helen McCormack