DABF18 | Panel Discussion: Why I love libraries

29 November 2018

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Chaired by Declan Long (writer, lecturer and Director of MA Art in the Contemporary World, NCAD).

Thursday 29 November 2018 | 6pm
Studio 6, Temple Bar Gallery + Studios
FREE event, book tickets HERE.

Chaired by Declan Long (Writer, Lecturer and Director of MA Art in the Contemporary World, NCAD). Panellists include Niamh O’Malley (Visual Artist), Annemarie Ni Churreain (Poet), Alison Lyons (Director, Dublin UNESCO City of Literature), Gerard Carty (Architect, Grafton Architects), Dr. Ellen Rowley (Architectural & Cultural Historian and Guest Curator, DABF 2018).

A discussion weaving between personal experiences of libraries, their collections, their spaces and how you use them; the books you've borrowed and read; to the more philosophical and socio cultural considerations around the gradual metamorphosis of the traditional library space; the digital age and its impact on the library space; the value of libraries to society and can libraries exist without books?

This event takes place as part of Dublin Art Book Fair 2018: Art and Architecture: Uncovering Libraries and Collections, sponsored by Henry J Lyons, supported by Dublin UNESCO City of Literature and the Arts Council of Ireland. Dublin Art Book Fair 2018 is guest curated by architectural and cultural historian, Dr. Ellen Rowley.