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Target: €1500


€1,640 Raised


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Post Industrial

By Deepka Abbi


The product!

“Post Industrial” is a publication designed and written by five DIT Architecture students who have researched Irish villages that were founded or grew due to industrial influences. The industrial villages and towns that we have studied include Clifden, Roundstone, Belmullet, New Brimingham, Monivea, Stratford on Slaney, Prosperous, Castlecomer, Mountmellick and Mountrath. In each case we have examined the influence of industrial processes on the architecture and urban morphology of the villages.

The influence of industry on planned villages in Ireland is an under explored subject. Through archival research, site visits and drawn research we have uncovered the fascinating history of these industrial villages.

“Post Industrial” will be published in tabloid newspaper form and launched at Dublin School of Architecture End of year Show on June 3rd 2016. We are also designing an exhibition which will travel to the villages that we have studied this summer. Our publication will include maps of each village, background factual information and an edited version of our individual research. We are delighted that the esteemed industrial archaeologist Dr. Colin Rynne has agreed to write a forward to our publication.


The team!

We are five, fourth year students of architecture- Deepka Abbi, Stephen O’Brien, Mark Corcoran, Karen Tighe, Jack Worrall and our tutor Miriam Delaney.

Our project, “Post Industrial” builds on a project undertaken by DIT architecture students in 2015, “Utopia 7”, where the students researched seven Utopian villages and published their research in newspaper form. This publication was a huge success and has been widely distributed and sold in Ireland and the UK. 

Why we need your help!

We are crowdfunding to cover the costs of the printing of this newspaper.
Your generous contributions will also cover the cost of organising and printing boards for the summer travelling exhibition, which will take our research to the villages studied.

This is our only source of funding as we are all full-time students!
It proved a very successful means of funding for last years publication, "Utopia 7" and we hope to achieve the same.

We need your support to ensure our newspaper gets published and the work that we have undertaken is shared.

A little funding will go a long way!

Thank you for your consideration.