Barcelona-based collective Temporary Pleasure have today announced their latest project: building a brand new nightclub in the heart of Dublin.
After the announcement of last year’s What Makes A Club workshops teaching lessons in community-based club curation, the group have now come together to work on their biggest project to date.
“We transform vacant buildings into temporary cultural spaces through participatory design workshops,” reads the architecture collective’s case for support.
“By engaging and educating locals in the design process, we empower communities to self-build DIY venues, responding to local needs and platforming local voices.”
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Arguing that bricks-and-mortar clubs are disappearing from Ireland, the group are now focused on building a brand new nightclub using a vacant space in Dublin.
“Over the last two decades, 90% of Irish nightclubs have disappeared, with fewer than 50 remaining nationally,” argues Temporary Pleasure. The new “site-specific” club will open for six weeks only between September and October 2022.
A crowdfunding project has now gone live in support of the collective’s latest project. Though this project will only see under two months of life in the Irish capital, the group assert that it's a “long-term project that will take on a new life afterwards.”
“We’ve identified our ideal site and designed our dream club through public engagement, combining heritage character and with a raw gallery-like space, with a site-specific, interpretative installation,” reads the case for support.
Over the course of six weeks, the venue is set to host over 40 late-night and fringe events with over 100 Irish musicians, DJs, dancers and visual artists, as well as educational workshops on the nightlife economy in conjunction with Give Us The Night.
After winning an 'Engaging with Architecture’ award from the Irish Arts Council, the group are now hoping to create a safe and inclusive space with community at the core of its ethos.
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