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Seamus Heaney: Listen Now Again exhibition designed by Claire Healy with Ralph Appelbaum Associates.

Tue, 10/16/2018 - 16:08

A major new exhibition celebrating the life and work of the Nobel Laureate Seamus Heaney is open at the Bank of Ireland’s new Cultural and Heritage Centre in Dublin, designed by Ralph Appelbaum Associates (RAA) with MANE course tutor Claire Healy as senior designer.


Taking visitors on a multi-sensory journey from Heaney’s modest roots through his extraordinary career as a poet, the exhibition draws on the National Library’s extensive archive of Heaney documents and features Heaney’s original manuscripts as well as letters, unpublished works, diary entries, photographs, note books, and multi-media recordings.

Determined that his archive should be preserved by the National Library of Ireland, legend has it that Seamus Heaney loaded up his car and delivered the boxes of documents displayed in the exhibition to Kildare Street himself.


Launched in July 2018, “Seamus Heaney: Listen Now Again”  is the first exhibition to take place in the new Bank of Ireland Culture and Heritage Centre and will be open for three years.

To find out more, head over to  The Times – Seamus Heaney Exhibition review

or read the write up in the Irish Times – Seamus Heaney exhibition opens at a new Dublin cultural centre

Spotlight on: Radha Mistry – guest speaker at Future of Women LA breakfast // architecture edition.

Wed, 10/03/2018 - 12:24

In September, MA NE alumni Radha Mistry was a guest speaker at the inspiring Future of Women breakfast in LA, on women in architecture.

Radha Mistry has a background in architecture, narrative environments, and strategic foresight. In the Office of the CTO (OCTO) at Autodesk, Radha explores the impact of emerging technologies and how it will change the way we design and make things in the future.

Prior to Autodesk, Radha focused on the Future of Work with the Steelcase Applied Research group. Her work sought out ways organizations could drive Innovation through design.

Previous to Steelcase, Radha was part of the Arup Foresight + Innovation team in London and San Francisco, crafting speculative futures for global clients; and was one of the original co-founders of GOATstudio in New Orleans — bringing some “swagger” and better opportunities for young architects.

Radha has also exhibited during the Lisbon Architecture Triennale and worked on design-led community engagement initiatives in cities across Europe.

Go here to find out about upcoming Future of Women Breakfasts



The Decorators tables at the Tate Modern Summer Terrace.

Thu, 09/27/2018 - 17:18

Head down to the Tate Modern before the end of September for some communal cooking with locally sourced ingredients and check out The Decorator’s new 15 m long tables at the Tate Modern’s Summer Terrace. The tables are designed to change from bar table, to dining table, to picnic blanket and play host to all stages of communal eating.


photo: Carlos Jimenez

Last week visitors made a 12 m long pizza topped with herbs and mushrooms foraged in the urban wild.

Tate Modern Summer Terrace

North Landscape

London SE1 9TG

Every Monday–Thursday, Sunday at 12.00–17.30

Every Friday–Saturday at 12.00–21.30

9 July – 30 September 2018

For more info head over here: Tate Modern Summer Terrace

To discover other great projects by The Decorators take a look at The Decorators