IGC2024 public engagement programme

Part of our initial bid to the IGU to host the Congress was to bring the congress beyond the academic domain. We have developed an education and public engagement (EPE) programme that will be open to city residents, tourists as well as congress participants creating a ‘Festival of Geography’ At present the confirmed events are:

  • City of Care photo exhibition – open to the public running on DCU campus for duration of congress and possibly afterwards within Dublin 8 (August 24th-30th) showcasing the lived experience of long-established communities in the Liberties area.
  • ‘Circus of Climate Horrors’ festival event– to be run on DCU Glasnevin campus, open to public (exact dates to be confirmed). Through this informal approach, we hope to engage local children and others with climate action concerns.
  • Public lecture ‘Mapping Ireland Through Time: From Cartographies to Communities’ and map exhibition to be held at the Royal Irish Academy in association with the OS200 exhibition (Tuesday 27thAugust at 6pm). Click here for more information and to book your ticket. Our conference gift for special guests will be a copy of the recently published Dublin: Mapping the City by Prof Joe Brady, one of the speakers at this public lecture.
  • Joint IGC2024 & UNESCO City of Literature public event –’Dublin, Literature, and Place’ talk by Christopher Morash, author of ‘Dublin: A Writer’s City’ to be held in Pearse Street Library (Tuesday 27th August @ 6:30pm)