Words: Dylan Murphy
In their biggest project to date, Temporary Pleasure are raising funds to turn a vacant Dublin space into a club for six weeks from September to October.
It’s no secret that Dublin’s nightlife is under threat. Understandably, much of the discourse is often fixated on mourning the loss of clubs and the government’s apathy towards the nighttime economy and wider club culture. However, Temporary Pleasure are the group proposing creative solutions. The group transforms vacant buildings into temporary cultural spaces and engages locals in the design process, thus empowering communities to self-build DIY venues.
Today, the group, that consists of architects and club creatives are launching a crowd funder to turn a vacant Dublin space into a club for six weeks from September to October.
In just 6 weeks, the venue will host:
– Over 40 late-night and fringe events in collaboration with 12 local organisations
– Over 100 Irish artists including musicians, DJs, dancers, performers, and visual artists.
– Over 7,000 attendees,
– 50 participants in a two-week design and build workshop.
To make the plan a reality, they need to raise €25,000 to go towards building the space and running DIY workshops on self-building new clubs – so this will be just the first of many new spaces.
You can support from as little as €15, and they’ve designed special rewards to take us from the building site to the dance floor. They also have some sponsorship options for organisations and patrons. If you are interested you can get in touch with Temporary Pleasure directly.
Earlier this year, Temporary Pleasure won an Arts Council ‘Engaging with Architecture’ Award, raising half the money we need to design and build a new club through public engagement.
Click here to help support the crowd funder.
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