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Public Age is a project commissioned by the dlrCountyCouncil / HSE Arts and Health Partnership that reveals the importance of well-designed public space to the health and wellbeing of positive ageing. On 10 June 2017,  The Decorators (a UK based design practice) and artist Joe Coveney invite you to think and talk about how you relate to public space as you grow older within Dún Laoghaire–Rathdown County. This is a special event coinciding with the UCD Festival 2017.

About the Public Age Project
In January 2017, The Public Age commission invited London-based design agency The Decorators and Irish Artist Joe Coveney to research how the older residents of Dún Laoghaire–Rathdown experience public space and how this has changed as they age. Following a period of research that looked at perceptions and experiences of ageing in Dun Laoghaire Rathdown, The Public Age Meeting House has emerged as a proposal to revive an old ritual – the Meeting House. It is a proposal to prototype a new social space that reinvents this old custom, which for centuries served as a focal point for public life.

The Public Age Project is commissioned by the dlrCountyCouncil/HSE Arts and Health Partnership, in partnership with the Irish Architecture Foundation with additional grant-aid support from the Arts Council.

The Public Age Meeting House
Saturday 10 June, 12-1.30pm
The O’Reilly Hall, University College Dublin, Stillorgan Road
Free, booking required: 

Public space is where democracy should play out. Primarily decisions are made about public space and its users from afar. We invite you to join a diverse group; young and old, professionals and citizens, to explore how residents of Dún Laoghaire–Rathdown experience public space, specifically focusing on how this changes as you age.

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