The Architect Reads
A series of three performances/readings curated by the Irish Architecture Foundation, given by authors who have studied architecture, and who are either professional architects, writers or critics. The Architect Reads is inspired by the expanded field of architecture, and how its unconventional view of practice opens up fresh new possibilities and opportunities to connect.
Marion Mahony Griffin: The Magic of America
The fascinating life and career of Marion Mahony Griffin, one of America’s earliest professional female architects, comes under the spotlight. The daughter of an emigrant from Cork, Marion Mahony Griffin (1871-1961) played a pivotal role in the studio of Frank Lloyd Wright, and in town planning and architecture in America, Australia and India. This public event is inspired by a cross-disciplinary Mahony Griffin book club curated by Sarah Sheridan and Brian Ward and including Kelly Fitzgerald, Alan Mee, Kathryn Milligan and Ellen Rowley. They will discuss Mahony Griffin’s unpublished memoir, The Magic of America, which includes her celebrated drawings of architecture and nature. An outcome of the Irish Architecture Foundation’s Curating Architecture Residency, this event sets the scene for a symposium and exhibition of Mahony Griffin's drawings and texts in July.
Presented in association with the Irish Architecture Foundation