Making Our Living was initiated in March 2018 by Emmett Scanlon and Laurence Lord in collaboration with Eamonn Hall / Phibsboro Press.
The project emerged as a response to the invitation of Create and as part of Engaging Places: Collaborative Praxis in Art and Architecture which is supported by Culture Ireland’s GB18: Promoting Irish Arts in Britain programme.
Making Our Living is a gathering of aspects of life and living in Phibsborough, Dublin 7, over a period of twenty four months. This is the first element of an intentionally ‘open’ publication gathers work produced by architects, artists, students of architecture, local experts, photographers, writers, activists, cafe owners and residents who all have been considering, engaging or simply occupying the built environment in Phibsborough in a variety of ways between March 2016 and March 2018.
Triggered by and set in the context of a pedagogic / community collaboration under OUT.POST.OFFICE, (This Must Be The Place, We’ve Waited Years to Love), that ran during the period and that forms a fundamental part of the publication, it is intended to be a non-exhaustive record of aspects of making a daily life and place engagement in this north Dublin suburb.
OUT.POST.OFFICE is based at the School of Architecture, Planning and Environmental Policy and work done by the students was included and presented at TATE Liverpool.
For the visit to TATE Liverpool, a fold-out was designed and printed by Phibsboro Press as the first iteration of documenting and recording the work.

Making Our Living

Keyword: Exhibition; Engagement;
Year: 2018
Location: Phibsborough, Dublin, TATE Liverpool
Project Collaborator: Eamonn Hall / Phibsboro Press
Project Supporter: CREATE Ireland
Funder: Culture Ireland
Photographer: Brian Teeling
Photographer: Breffni Hall