Irish artist Anne Tallentire and architect Grainne Hassett will discuss their critical collaboration on research for Shelter, a major new work by Anne Tallentire considering the architectural legacy of the Nissen Hut, co-commissioned by the Nerve Centre and 14-18 NOW, the UK’s arts programme for the First World War centenary.
Shelter explores material and conceptual relationships between the historic Nissen Hut, invented for the mass mobilisation of troops stationed across Europe 100 years ago and how contemporary modes of 'emergency architecture' respond to the humanitarian crisis of the 'mass movement of peoples' today.
Anne Tallentire works a range of media including, video, photography, drawing, assemblage text and performance. Her practice refigures and re-orders materials associated with the everyday to explore issues such as displacement, built environments and the conditions of daily life.
In August 2015 Grainne Hassett founded The Calais Builds project and has designed, organised or built some of the major community infrastructure of the Calais refugee camp known as 'The Jungle'.
After the talk, visit the #MakingHistory 1916 Exhibition in the Ulster Museum to view the Shelter installation.