NEW PUBLICATION: Housing Unlocked : Ideas From a Living Room available online via The Library Project

The Housing Unlocked exhibition showcased eight architect-led proposals to unlock housing potential in our villages, towns and cities.


It ran from 14 October 2022 – 17 February 2023 in the Science Gallery Dublin.

Following on from the open call and exhibition, the companion publication Housing Unlocked : Ideas From a Living Room was published in October 2023.


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Housing Unlocked : Ideas From a Living Room is now available to purchase from The Library Project. Grab a copy of this limited print run online or in person from their shop in Temple Bar.

Ideas From a Living Room is the companion book for the Housing Unlocked exhibition. It serves as a lasting record of the creativity and positivity generated by the exhibition itself.

The book itself contains an introduction outlining the history of the project from Nathalie Weadick (former director of the IAF) and Bob Jordan (CEO of the Housing Agency), a specially commissioned essay ‘Unlocking the Housing Question’ by David Madden (Associate Professor of Sociology and Director of the Cities Programme at LSE), project descriptions from the teams who were selected to exhibit at Housing Unlocked, and an Anthology of Ideas filled with other proposals submitted to the open call.


Architects and their collaborators were invited through an open call for ideas to question the status quo and propose new ways of doing things.


Low Carbon Transition

Universal Design


Vacancy & Urban Regeneration


Alternative Housing Models

Dr Dáithí Downey chairs the 'Talking Housing Histories' session in the Housing Unlocked Living Room space.


Re-watch the ‘Timeless Challenge : Talking Housing [Histories, Futures and Now]’ lecture series

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