Associated Projects

Nimble Spaces

Date
2013–present
Location
Callan
People
Camphill Callan, Líonra Co-Housing, LiD Architects, Ó Cualann CoHousing Alliance, Tuath Housing
Funders
The Arts Council, Department of Housing, Kilkenny County Council, Kilkenny Leader Partnership.

Nimble Spaces – Inclusive Neighbourhoods is a community led housing project of with planning for 25 homes on four sites in the town of Callan, Co. Kilkenny.

The project developed in distinct stages. From 2012-15 an arts-led research project enabled people with a disability to creatively explore, together with people interested in co-housing, their sense of “home”. LiD Architects led a co-design process to realise the architectural ambitions of the project, and a group interested to be ‘constructive neighbours’ set up as Lionra Co-Housing. In 2017 planning permission was granted to Camphill Communities of Ireland AHB and Lionra Co-Housing to develop 25 homes on four sites in Callan. In 2021, the social housing element of the project is now led by Tuath Housing as a Turnkey/CAS initiative with Lionra Co-Housing promoting the co-op housing element in collaboration with Ó Cualann CoHousing Alliance.

For more information visit nimblespaces.ie

Images

The Visual Artists’ News Sheet (PDF)
Nimble Spaces Brochure (PDF)
Lid Architecture and members of Camphill Community play the Enabling Design Game as part of the Nimble Spaces Process © Brian Cregan
Lid Architecture and members of Camphill Community play the Enabling Design Game as part of the Nimble Spaces Process © Brian Cregan
A discussion workshop led by Rhona Byrne and Ekaterina Tikhoniouk as part of the Nimble Spaces Seminar © Brian Cregan
Shane Byrne speaks about the Enabling Design process at the Nimble Spaces Seminar © Brian Cregan
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