Image shown: House of Memory by Architecture at The Edge.

House of Memory from Architecture at The Edge is coming to this year’s Galway International Arts Festival. The House of Memory installation invites the public to share their personal experience of loss and grief during the pandemic.

Designed by architect David Kelly, House of Memory is one of the projects arising from the Irish Hospice Foundation’s Seed Grants scheme in partnership with the Creative Ireland programme. The scheme aimed to inspire and support creative responses to the themes of dying, death and bereavement during Covid-19.

Members of the public are invited to visit the House of Memory and grieve losses experienced as a result of the pandemic, leaving a memento or message behind to create a collaborative community installation. ⁣

House of Memory runs from 1-18 September at Galway Festival Gallery.

Architecture at the Edge (AATE) are a Galway based not-for-profit organisation dedicated to the promotion of architecture as culture. The leading voice for excellence in the built environment in the west of Ireland, Architecture at the Edge investigates the role and impact of architecture in our lives and the world we live in, demonstrating how design enhances the quality of life, while addressing important issues of society through responsible architecture.

Galway International Arts Festival 2021 is taking place in person and online from 28 August – 18 September.


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