Dr Claire Kinsella (Staffordshire University) considers the tensions and contradictions between Irish identity, migration and the high-rise built form.
Often viewed as a rural backwater, Ireland’s connectivity with low- and high-rise regeneration, global corporations and digital futures seems at odds with this potentially outdated reputation. Dr Kinsella posits the idea that urban, high-rise living did not migrate to the imaginations of most Irish politicians -or even the urban fabric- as Ireland currently struggles with urban sprawl. Challenging perceptions about Irish ruralism and shining a light on international examples, this talk reveals where Irish people have actively built such structures.
Image: Dublin, Redevelopment at Capital Dock (detail only) (c) David Dixon under CCL.
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