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Thursday, October 12 • 11:15 - 12:30
Intensive Workshop: Fail Better (FULL)

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"Ever tried. Ever failed. No Matter. Try Again. Fail Again. Fail Better."
— Samuel Beckett

Ireland's phoenix-like recovery from the financial crisis is a common perception internationally in recent years. However, the rapid recovery in some sectors has exacerbated long-standing problems in urban centres, from poverty to gang violence to the inequitable distribution of public amenities.

Focusing on the long-vacant site of Dublin's demolished Victorian Fishmarket, the aim of the Fail Better workshop is to explore how a placemaking approach can be used to address these complex challenges through an in-depth, real-world example. Workshop leaders will share their experience working on previous efforts in the area, including temporary urbanism, building re-use, community action, and a failed masterplan.

We ask that those who attend have economic, political, sociological, or design expertise. Our aim is encourage as much input from participants as possible. We will ask you to to bring your expertise to bear on the complex challenges facing this site.  Have a look at our video introduction to the site to give you a better feel for the challenge. We will develop ideas on progressing a regeneration plan, which is innovative and can overcome difficulties without creating new problems for the future. Here is also a link to the original masterplan and proposals for the market prepared for Dublin City Council which have not yer come to fruition.

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Jackie Bourke

Independent Research Consultant
Dr. Jackie Bourke is a children's rights advocate and a researcher with an interest in urban issues. A key area of Jackie's work is the urban public realm and how it is experienced. Recent projects have been located in the old Fish Markets area of Dublin, focusing on women's experience... Read More →
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Ciarán Cuffe

City Councillor, North Inner City of Dublin
Ciarán Cuffe chairs the Masters Programme in Urban Regeneration and Development at the Dublin Institute of Technology and has held public office for over twenty-five years as a City Councillor, Member of Parliament, and Minister of State. He is currently a City Councillor representing... Read More →
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Alan Mee

Owner, Alan Mee Architects
Alan mee is an architect and urban designer workign in urbanism, architecture, research and education. He has published and spoken widely on spatial aspects of the recent dramatic change in the Irish designed environment. Alan is a Lecturer in urban design att he School of Architecture... Read More →

Thursday October 12, 2017 11:15 - 12:30 CEST
PDZ Floor 2: Meetingroom Pakhuis de Zwijger, Piet Heinkade 179, 1019 HC Amsterdam, Netherlands