Architecture at the Edge Festival 2024: Islands

Architecture at the Edge Festival 2024: Islands
20 Sep — 6 Oct 2024

The West of Ireland

The 2024 edition of the Architecture at the Edge (AATE) festival will include the presentation of ‘In Search of Hy-Brasil – Ireland’s national pavilion at the Venice Architecture Biennale 2023’. The project examines the relationship between the islands of Ireland and their natural environment and puts our islands’ diverse communities, culture, and experiences right at the centre of the discourse surrounding our shared future. 

Architecture at the Edge seeks to expand on the themes explored via Hy-Brasil and offer a platform for others to open further questions and actions on the potential future with relevance to the broader cultural, material, ecological and environmental challenges that we face.

For its next edition, AATE Festival 2024, we are seeking proposals that that draws connections between the social fabric, cultural landscape and ecology of these islands, and engage with all that is implied in the island, as an environmental, geographical and social construct.

The open call is set with the intention of exploring Islands in topographical and metaphorical senses. We encourage applicants to interpret the brief as openly as possible. To reach the broadest possible audience, the piece should be accessible and created to provoke dialogue around the theme.


We invite applications from architects, artists, researchers, filmmakers, activists, designers, and all kinds of creatives whose projects touches on themes including (but not limited to) historic cultures of making; the use of renewable, natural materials; rising sea levels and coastal communities; marine ecosystems; food sovereignty; importation and supply chains; islander identities and cultural connections.

Be inspired by both the aesthetic and construction methods found in the wider landscape of the islands of Ireland resulting from the scarcity of available material, and the potential of waste, re-use and circularity in production.

Selected submissions will be presented during the Architecture at the Edge Festival, 27 September - 06 October, 2024. 

The maximum allowance available of €2,500 includes the fee for your time, production costs, contributing to the marketing and evaluation of the festival. 

Applications close on Monday 27 May 2024.

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