Clear Away the Rubble / Glan an Spallaí ar Shiúl is an open research project about housing, one of the most critical issues conditioning the lives of artists and others in Dublin, and Ireland, today. Clear Away the Rubble / Glan an Spallaí ar Shiúl is an exercise in ‘learning in public’, the first iteration of a multi-year programme about housing, that will try to find routes in to the questions that surround it from a wide range of perspectives, including those of artists, scholars and activists. Learn more about the exhibition and programme here.
Check out our upcoming public programme events below!
Clear Away the Rubble / Glan an Spallaí ar Shiúl Reading Group
17 May – 2 June | FREE
A no-pressure reading group.
Every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday in the gallery we will be reading from the collection of books we are gathering, dealing with the housing crisis and its solutions.
Mother State: on Housing – Watch Back
10 May | FREE
In this talk, Helen Charman shared some of her research into mothering and alternative housing practices in Britain and the north of Ireland in the 1970s and 80s.
Radical Queer Pride for Homes – Open Meeting
Tues 31 May | 6pm-7:30pm | FREE
Find out more about how the coalition got together, give us some feedback, and perhaps get some of your burning questions answered. This is a perfect opportunity to find out about what we stand for and if you stand with us, you can find out how you can get involved. We believe that every individual has the power to effect change.
CORPO: The Empty City – Cian O’Callaghan and Tommy Gavin
1 June | 1pm-2pm | FREE
In a live recording that will form the narration for a radio documentary, join Cian O’Callaghan, editor of the book “The New Urban Ruins: Vacancy, Urban Politics and International Experiments in the Post-Crisis City”, in conversation with Tommy Gavin.
Artist Talk and Screening – Eva George Richardson McCrea
Thurs 2 June | 6pm-7pm | FREE, Ticketed
Join us for a discussion with Eva George Richardson McCrea on her film Rope, which was part of this project’s screening programme, organised with AEMI.
In Rope, three men dressed in smart casual attire sit around a table in the decaying corpse of a building. They eat food from takeaway cartons and drink champagne as they engage in small talk about holidays and hobbies, have a conversation about Alfred Hitchcock’s film, Rope, and discuss various aspects of property development – among other things…
Radical Queer Pride for Homes – Radical Queer Pride for Homes – Banner-Making
Sat 4 June | 11am-2pm | FREE
Join us for a banner-making workshop in advance of our alternative Alternative Pride March on 25 June. An article from District Magazine states that, as of 12 May, there are only 851 homes available to rent NATIONALLY, and 11.7% rent price inflation this year alone. Our demo couldn’t be more important in this current housing crisis where LGBTQ+ people, people of colour, migrants and asylum seekers are all disproportionately affected.
National Association of Tenants Organisations (NATO) CATU Research Panel Discussion
24 May | 6pm – 7:30pm | FREE
A panel discussion with researchers and activists from Community Action Tenants Union (CATU) regarding the launch of their new research project on the forgotten National Association of Tenants Organisations (NATO) rent strike of 1972/3.
26 May | 6:30pm – 7:30pm
FREE | Online Artist Talk linked to exhibition in Gallery
Avril Corroon will give an online artist talk presenting her practice along with research ideas for her artwork DAMP TANK which will be hosted at Project Arts Centre through-out the year.
Instead of discarding what’s collected in the dehumidifier tanks, Corroon invites you to bottle it up and pour into DAMP TANK.
Ireland’s Housing Crisis – Public Housing the Solution
9 May | FREE
In partnership with the James Connolly Festival 2022, & chaired by a representative from CATU, we invited speakers from political parties and academia to discuss public housing as the solution to a problem appearing to have no end in sight under the current political strictures.
Clear Away the Rubble / Glan an Spallaí ar Shiúl – Screening Programme in collaboration with AEMI
21 April – 14 May | FREE
The project kicked off with a screening programme organised in collaboration with AEMI. The selected works consider a range of ideas: housing activism, conditions in which people are living, home, utopian/dystopian ideas underpinning planning and development, and the financialistion and commodification of housing.
You can find the latest information about Project’s accessibility here. Please do not hesitate to contact us at email@example.com or call 01 8819 613.
Project Arts Centre is proud to be supported by the Arts Council Ireland and Dublin City Council.