What is ‘Story, Building’?
Founded in 2021 by Emmett Scanlon, Story, Building is an independent platform to advance the critical discussion of architecture.
The platform has three outputs – a podcast, What Buildings Do; an Index (under construction) and a printed journal, also Story, Building.
The platform has five guiding strategies, specifically to –
From April 2022, the platform will start to become populated and the first print edition of Story, Building will be published in Autumn 2022.
Open to new and diverse voices, conversations, and critical perspectives Story, Building aims to explore the value and meaning of architecture in contemporary Ireland. Architecture has been cut adrift from much contemporary discussion. Framed as part of a divisive popular discourse that thrives on click-through headlines and binary, instant-reactions, architecture depends on an image driven media discourse that celebrates the spectacle and the novel, stripping architecture of its social, spatial, and material agency. Intended for both a public and professional audience, Story, Building will unravel, assess, and redraw the terms and conditions under which architecture (in all its forms, by all its constituents) is produced, used and consumed, its very causes and its effects.
Ángel Luis González Fernández
Marwa El Mubark
David Smith | An Atelier Project
Graphic & Web Design:
Story, Building (the print edition) is funded by the Arts Council Under the Architecture Project Award 2022.