This is Where We Live

This is Where We Live

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This is Where We Live is an audio podcast and transmedia series exploring what it takes to shape great places to live and how Ireland is facing up to its future. A story of housing and homelessness, of living and waiting, and of challenges and solutions. This is Where We Live is an independent production made by Helen Shaw & John Howard of Athena Media Ltd.


The Vienna Model: Housing for the 21st Century - Dublin City fm Podcast
Jul 10 • 55 min
To tie in with the exhibition on show across July 2019 in Dublin City Council at Wood Quay we hosted a live radio discussion around the topics in Dublin City fm with Dr Mary Murphy, Senior Lecturer, Social Sciences Institute (MUSSI), Dr Rory O’Donnell,…
The Vienna Model : Housing for the 21st Century. Visions for the Future. Podcast 4
Jun 24 • 26 min
In this the last episode in our 4 part series The Vienna Model: Housing for the 21st Century we’re bringing out the stories and conversations of those most affected by housing and homelessness, in particular community voices from St Michael’s Estate in…
The Vienna Model : Housing for the 21st Century. Re-imagining Ballymun. Podcast 3
Jun 24 • 39 min
In the Vienna Model: Housing for the 21 Century podcast series we’re showcasing highlights from the conversations and talks in seminars held last April in Dublin. The events, and the exhibition, were co-sponsored by Dublin City Council and the Housing…
The Vienna Model: Housing for the 21st Century: How do we create affordable housing? Podcast 2
Jun 24 • 33 min
In this short podcast series we’re showcasing talks that took place in April 2019 in Dublin under The Vienna Model: Housing for the 21st Century, an event with exhibition and seminars co sponsored by Dublin City Council and The Housing Agency. In this…
The Vienna Model: Housing for the 21st Century : What is the Vienna Model? Podcast 1
Jun 24 • 27 min
In this series we showcase highlights from the Vienna Model : Housing for the 21st Century exhibition and seminars held in Dublin in April 2019. The events were co sponsored by Dublin City Council and the Housing Agency and hosted by the Dublin Housing…
Ciarán Ferrie - Architect on shaping a living city.
Jun 11 • 39 min
Architect and cyclist activist Ciarán Ferrie says a living city is one that’s designed for both children and the elderly, for families and young people, not just for transient populations or tourists to visit. “Fundamentally we want Dublin to be a…
Mark O’Brien Axis Arts Centre, Ballymun on how art can shape place and belonging.
May 13 • 30 min
For this episode of This is Where We Live, Helen went back to chat with Mark O’Brien, Director and CEO of Axis Arts Centre, in the heart of Ballymun about how the arts and creativity can help shape place, community and belonging. The Dublin suburb of…
Dr Ellen Rowley, Architectural Historian on 14 Henrietta Street
May 8 • 36 min
Dr Ellen Rowley is a cultural and architectural historian, a Dubliner with an eye and an ear for the stories of the people who lived in the buildings around us. ‘If walls could talk’ she says they’d tell us a multi-layered story of the lives of the people…
Kieran Rose - a life of activism and city planning
May 1 • 33 min
Kieran Rose is a man who has had two passions driving his life, urban design and planning and human rights, particularly rights for the LGBTQ community in Ireland. He hails from Cork himself but works as a city planner with Dublin City Council while…
Eoin Carroll Housing Researcher on the Right to Housing
Apr 25 • 29 min
Eoin Carroll is a housing researcher with 13 years experience working with the Jesuit Centre for Faith & Justice in Dublin’s city centre. Eoin has just moved to a new role as Policy and Public Affairs Officer with EXTERN, an NGO working with marginalised…
Dr Dáithí Downey - Head of Housing Policy, Research & Development. Dublin City Council
Apr 23 • 33 min
Dr Dáithí Downey is a Dubliner with a mission - He is head of housing policy, research and development with Dublin City Council and he’s leading the new Housing Observatory for Dublin - a research and planning initiative under Dublin City Council that…
Jeanette Lowe - an artist capturing disappearing and invisible communities in the city
Mar 7 • 25 min
Jeanette Lowe is an artist and photographer who, in her work, has become an archivist for what she calls ‘invisible’ communities living in Dublin city. She grew up in Drimnagh and her mother was reared in Pearse House, off Pearse Street, one of the iconic…
Philip Lawton on Why Cities Need Connected Thinking And Planning To Work
Feb 26 • 22 min
Dr Philip Lawton is Assistant Professor of Geography at Trinity College Dublin and someone with a keen interest in shaping sustainable cities and towns. His work has explored the impact of gentrification, the tension between commerce and citizens and the…
Ruth McManus on the vision behind Drumcondra and social housing in Dublin City
Feb 20 • 28 min
‘If we had the will today, we could do great things”. Dr Ruth McManus, urban geographer DCU, takes Helen Shaw on a walk through Drumcondra and its social housing, between Griffith Park and Home Farm Road, built between 1920s -60s, creating a social…
Eoin O’Mahony on why Dublin is a tale of two cities
Feb 18 • 22 min
Dr Eoin O’Mahony is a Fellow in the School of Geography in UCD, an urban geographer with a strong sense of the need for social change. Helen Shaw met up with Eoin in Smithfield, once Dublin’s horse market and now a shiny plaza of private apartment blocks,…
Grainne Hassett, architect, on shaping great places to live
Feb 14 • 21 min
Grainne Hassett is a practising architect & Head of the School of Architecture, University of Limerick (SAUL). Her practice, Hassett Ducatez Architects is committed to a close connection between architecture and its own research.…
Karin Ramser Director of Vienna’s Community Housing
Feb 12 • 15 min
Karin Ramser, Director of the City of Vienna’s Community Housing (Wiener Wohnen) talks about Vienna’s history of social and public housing (Gemeindebau) and how it’s seen as a social good, and an integral part of the city’s approach to creating a just,…
Tony Fahey on the causes of the housing crisis
Feb 12 • 33 min
Dr. Tony Fahey is a social scientist, a former researcher and author with the ESRI, the Economic Social Research Institute and a emeritus professor at UCD in social policy. Helen Shaw sat down with him to explore why housing policy has failed in Ireland…
Joe Brady walks us through the history of Marino
Feb 1 • 30 min
Dr Joe Brady is an urban geographer at UCD with a passion for cities, particularly hometown Dublin City, and he is an expert in the history of housing in Dublin. Producer Helen Shaw took Joe back to Marino, not far from where he grew up, and where her…
Michaela Kauer on what we can learn from Vienna’s approach to housing
Jan 17 • 11 min
In the busy café facing Vienna’s City Hall This is Where We Live producer Helen Shaw gets to catch up with Michaela Kauer who runs the Vienna House in Brussels representing the City of Vienna and its interests in Brussels and the EU. Michaela is a public…
Dr Orna Rosenfeld on trends in European housing policy
Jan 17 • 12 min
Dr Orna Rosenfeld is an international housing expert and chatted with Helen Shaw about trends in housing policy for This is Where We Live during the recent Housing For All conference in Vienna, December 2018. Dr. Orna Rosenfeld is a housing adviser to the…
Sorcha Edwards of Housing Europe on why public housing matters
Jan 11 • 8 min
Helen chatted with Sorcha Edwards, the Secretary General of Housing Europe the umbrella organisation for public housing in Europe, at the recent #HousingforAll conference in Vienna. Housing Europe is the European Federation of Public, Cooperative & Social…
Hugh Brennan CEO, O Cualann Co-housing, Poppintree, Ballymun, Dublin
Dec 20, 2018 • 15 min
Hugh Brennan runs O Cualann Co-housing Alliance and builds affordable houses in an innovative way, producing high quality houses for people who buy at affordable levels to their income. Producer Helen Shaw met Hugh at his latest project in Poppintree,…
Leilani Farha - Is Housing the battle ground for the 21st Century?
Dec 11, 2018 • 10 min
UN Special Rapporteur for Housing Leilani Farha’s talks about her impression of Dublin’s housing crisis and her movement ‘The Shift’, which offers a new perspective on housing: those who are homeless and inadequately housed must be treated as rights…