Talks and Readings / Vis Art / 17 May - 02 June 2022

Clear Away the Rubble / Glan an Spallaí ar Shiúl Reading Group

Tickets: Free, no booking required!


17, 18, 19 May 1-2pm
24, 25, 26 May 11am - 12 noon
31 May, 1, 2 June 5pm-6pm

In the final weeks of This event is part of Clear Away the Rubble / Glan an Spallaí ar Shiúl, Project is testing out 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.

The reading group is free and open to everyone and there’s no preparation required. Just turn up and we will have copies of the text ready to read together. We are trialling different times for the group to take place, please note time changes week by week.

WEEK ONE : 1pm -2pm

17 May
“Spatial justice and housing in Ireland” Rob Kitchin, Rory Hearne and Cian O’Callaghan in Spatial Justice and the Irish Crisis, eds. Gerry Kearns, David Meredith, John Morrissey, 2014

18 May
“Actually Existing Neoliberalism: Public-Private Partnerships in Public Service and Infrastructure Provision in Ireland” Rory Hearne, in Neoliberal Urban Policy and the Transformation of the City, eds. Sinead Kelly and Andrew MacLaran, 2014

19 May
“Under One Roof: Building an Abolitionist Approach to Housing Justice” Sophie House and Krystle Okafor, N.Y.U. Journal of Legislation & Public Policy, November 2020

WEEK TWO: 11am- 12 noon

24 May
The Wee Yellow Butterfly, Cathy McCormack with Marian Pallister, 2009 (Cathy McCormack’s story of housing activism in Glasgow, selected by Helen Charman)

25 May
“What Did the Rent Strikers Do Next? Women and ‘The Politics of the Kitchen’ in Interwar Scotland”, Annmarie Hughes and Valerie Wright, in Rent and Its Discontents: A Century of Housing Struggle, ed Neil Gray, 2018

26 May
City of Flows : Modernity, Nature, and the City, Maria Kaika, 2004 (selected by Avril Corroon)

WEEK THREE : 5pm – 6pm

31 May
“Cutting the wire: The story of the landless movement in Brazil”, Sue Branford and Jan Rocha, 2002 (selected by Tommy Gavin)

1 June
Urban Warfare: Housing Under the Empire of Finance, Raquel Rolnik, 2019

2 June


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Project Arts Centre is proud to be supported by the Arts Council Ireland and Dublin City Council.

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