The Digital Hub Artist in Residence. Picture by Shane O'Neill, Coalesce.

The Radicle Lab at The Digital Hub

Launching this week, The Radicle Lab explores ecology and sustainability projects in the Dublin 8 area


Life, Love The Liberties

The Digital Hub is set to host a unique creative ecologies project focusing on environmental sustainability, curated by current Artist-in-Resident Seoidín O’Sullivan. The Radicle Lab will bring local communities, artists and researchers together to connect, celebrate and develop ecologically sustainable projects in the surrounding Dublin 8 area.

This Creative Laboratory will launch this week and runs until Friday, June 10th at iD8 Studio at The Gatelodge on The Digital Hub campus, in Dublin’s Liberties.

The Radicle Lab will bring local communities, artists and academic researchers into a shared, open space where sustainable ideas can evolve and grow to create an impact on the Dublin 8 area. It is also hoped the Lab will drive conversations around the next phase of Dublin 8’s development.

The Lab will host community ecology projects from the Dublin 8 area through a series of lunchtime excursions, including visits to the Bridgefoot Street Park and a walk and talk session along the Camac River and Turvey Park.

Additionally, daily workshops will be held including the It’s always about the Land, a discussion with Pallas Studios on high studio rents for artists, and the Social Justice Greening toolkit workshop, delivered by BCNUEJ (Barcelona Lab for Urban Environmental Justice and Sustainability). These will intertwine the topics of socio-ecologies, contemporary critical ecological art practices and the rights of nature.

More information about The Radicle Lab is available here:


Schedule of events:

Thursday 2nd June


Feminist Counter-Topographies reading group


Walk and talk on to Turvey park along Camac River


Friday 3rd June


NCAD Masters students from Art in Contemporary World developing Critical Ecology Art Projects


Novel Ecologies with Doctor Melissa Pineda Pinto and Novel Eco team


Tuesday 7th June


It’s always about the Land Artists discussion on studio spaces, high rents and critical ecologies with Kate O’Shea and Seoidín O’Sullivan and Pallas Studios.


A local flax growing and weaving project with Marja Almqvist


Visit to Taplins Field Bridgefoot Street Community Garden


Wednesday 8th June

10am – 3pm:

Critical Design prototyping workshop with community greening projects aimed at supporting people who are interested in taking action to enhance green spaces and/or biodiversity in their local area. Led by Dr Anne Schiffer (Leeds University), practical exercises to support ‘design thinking’ for idea development will be discussed.


Thursday 9th June


Social Justice Greening toolkit workshop with URBANA (Barcelona) led by Panagiota Kotsila


Friday 10th June


NCAD Art in Contemporary World Masters Students developing creative critical ecology projects.


Screening of Rights of Nature Film and talk a new conversation on law and ecology with Dr Peter Doran 

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