In April, the podcast “What Buildings Do All Day” spoke to four people working in and through architecture in Northern Ireland. Aidan McGrath is a director of McGonigal McGrath architects. Jane Larmour leads ArighoLarmourWheeler architects based in Dublin and Belfast. Aisling Rusk is founder of Studio Idir and Ciarán Fox is the Director of the RSUA (Royal Society of Ulster Architects). They met virtually via Zoom to participate.
What ensued was a broad conversation in which individually and collectively the quartet outline their own understanding of the current terms and conditions in which architecture is being commissioned, designed, built and finally shared with the public. Naturally the specific political context of Northern Ireland comes up and the discussion considers how this might be driving and informing types of architectural practice.