This project is the first national survey on architecture and the built environment ever carried out in Ireland.
In 2014 and 2015 we asked people questions about architecture and their built environment in Ireland. No one had ever asked so many people in Ireland so many questions about the world we design, build, share and use every single day. More and more national policy in architecture and the built environment seeks to support the public’s engagement with and awareness of architecture and the built environment but we have not yet checked what people know, what they do, and what they want. We set up Your Place and Mine and we carried out the survey in order for us to know more about what you know so we can together help the design, discussion and direction of future policy making in Ireland.
During the survey period, people got together in their local libraries and community groups to talk about where they live and to complete the survey. We went across Ireland and knocked on people’s door or spoke to them on the street. In the end, over 1,100 people from 29 counties on the island of Ireland shared some of their views online or when we met them in their homes.
The results of the survey will be published in 2017.
‘Your Place and Mine: A survey to explore public awareness of architecture and the built environment in Ireland’, is a University College Dublin research project initiated byEmmett Scanlon(School of Architecture) and Suzanne Guerin(School of Psychology) in collaboration with Create(national development agency for collaborative arts).
This project has been part-funded, following an open-call process, under the Government Policy on Architecture 2009-2015 Implementation Programme by the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht. Additional support is provided by the Royal Institute of Architects of Ireland.
Your Place + Mine
2014 - 2017
Dept. of Environment, Heritage and Local Government
Dr. Suzanne Guerin, UCD Psychology
Royal Institute of Architects of Ireland