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Shortlisting of SAUL Senior Lecturer for Venice Art Biennale 2022

21 August 2020 12:00 am

SAUL Senior Lecturer and Architect Peter Carroll with Artist Niamh McCann have been shortlisted for the forthcoming Venice Art Biennale in 2022. This is the first time an artist and architect team has been shortlisted for the Venice Art Biennale: https://www.cultureireland.ie/news/article/minister-martin-congratulates-visual-artists-shortlisted-for-venice-art-bie

Public Presentation: ‘System of Systems’

5 March 2020 5:00 pm at SAUL Studio Room CG-042 (located behind reception in the main UL building)

Selected Artists' Work 6: inspired by the movement of people looking for better living conditions.

The publication interrogates how political powers in Europe are using technologies, from data collection to private companies, in bureaucratic systems which determine the fate of asylum seekers. Bringing together artists, designers, architects, academics, activists and practitioners, working across a range of mediums, the publication responds to the complex and knotty legal framework which individuals seeking asylum are forced to navigate, or, in many cases, elude.

SAUL and PDT Graduate Career Information Evening + Portfolio workshop

4 March 2020 7:00 pm at Architecture Studio, (Room CG-042) behind Reception, UL Main Building

7pm to 8pm, followed by refreshments - Admission is free, but booking is essential!

Former University of Limerick students from Architecture and Product Design and Technology will describe what is involved in studying and working in the areas of the design sector and the exciting career opportunities they have experienced to-date.

Lecture with Plattenbau Studio (starting at 9:30 am)

28 February 2020 9:30 am at SAUL Main Space


12 February 2020 7:00 pm at SAUL Studio

Lecture Livestreaming in SAUL Main Studio Space Wednesday from 7pm

RIAI Student Awards 2019

20 November 2019 5:00 pm

RIAI Student Awards


Winner: Clodagh Cloughlan (SAUL)

Essay Title: ‘ Being There’

‘Being there’ is a poetic response to one of the masterpieces by land artist James Turrell – ‘Sky Garden’ at Lis Ard Estate outside Skibbereen in West Cork.  Clodagh wrote the piece “to understand a meditative experience; and to communicate the relationship between conscious thought, scale, materiality and the movement of the body”.  In her evocative poem, she has beautifully recreated a journey of mind and body through the incredible space that is Sky Garden.  The poem offers a highly sensory experience as we follow the poet’s eyes, ears, touch and breath on their journey through thick woodland, a dark tunnel, a deep crater … and into the light.

CITY FOUNDS by Peter Carroll

19 November 2019 5:00 pm at SAUL Studio CG-042

A lecture on the foundations of Newtown Pery, Limerick by Peter Carroll
5pm Tuesday November 19th @ CG-042 SAUL Main Studio
SAUL Lecture Series Autumn 2019

Unsettling Arctic futures by Eimear Tynan

12 November 2019 5:00 pm at SAUL Studio, CG-042

This lecture will draw attention to three island settlements in the Arctic that are undergoing significant changes relating to a warming climate. These changes include less ice, more extreme weather events, increased occurrences of geohazards, thawing permafrost and the way in which environments are used. This has impacted on the way people in these regions carry out their daily tasks along with the repercussions these changes have on local infrastructures. This challenges us to think and ask questions about the future of these settlements and how design can play a role in dealing with such changes. The lecture will be composed of two parts. Firstly, an overview of changes relating to climate in three Arctic settlements. And secondly, a short description of the work I am doing in the Arctic which questions how designers can generate new site-specific knowledge through different sensory means.

NEWSFLASH: Updates to Portfolio Requirements, FAQ Documents

5 November 2019 12:00 am

Due to feedback from students at Open Day 2019, we are revising the number of pages for the portfolio requirements to 10-12. Please refer to the updated link as follows:

TWO MASTERS on DRAWING by Prof. Dr. Architect Jo Van Den Berghe & Tom De Paor

31 October 2019 5:00 pm at SAUL Studio CG-042

Theatre of Operations: drawing as embodiment and empowerment

Lecture by Prof. Dr. Architect Jo Van Den Berghe KU Leuven Faculty of Architecture, Brussels/Ghent, Belgium

Drawing may be considered as the most prominent activity of a designing architect, who draws with different media ranging from the pencil to the computer mouse. The act of drawing is a multi-layered, multi-sensorial activity with a significant impact on creativity, creative output, thinking and knowledge production. It is above all an act with a long history related to mankind, hence to many disciplines that adopt the map, the symbol, the sketch, the plan, the section, the detail …, and all relate these to their discipline specific acts of drawing.

For Jo Van Den Berghe drawing is also a way of questioning the architectural construction and its mediation. It is an exploratory journey into depths of unveiling perspectives of the architectural drawing and the craftsmanship of the architect beyond today. Although indispensable to anatomise, drawing sections is crucial and should come up-front, but it is not limited to the common vertical section.

It includes fascination drawing (embodying and perceiving), cinematic drawing (detection of points of (p)reference), proposition drawing, section drawing, X-ray drawing, chronological drawing, anatomical drawing … n-drawings, applied to explore the meaning of drawing and the new gateways and avenues drawing can generate for normative architectural drawing (thinking) and its risk of stagnation.

Jo Van Den Berghe will focus on two specific ways of drawing, applied by the thinking architect: the (preliminary) sketch as the main catcher of ideas, and the handmade architectural drawing as a slow process of embodied understanding.

Drawing is Thinking

Lecture by Tom De Paor

Tom de Paor is one of Ireland’s most original and internationally renowned architects, with his practice in Dublin.

His work for architectural culture spans between buildings like Pálás Cinema in Galway and curation of the Irish pavilion at Venice Biennale 2010, his own exhibition in the same Biennale as well as 7th Biennale with a Martyrium in Peat, N3, the inaugural Irish representation in year 2000.

By invitation from E Hatz and G Carty SAUL School of Architecture Year 4