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Blaithin Quinn (BSc, BArch, BA, MA) is an architect & visual artist based in Ireland. After graduating as an architect (UCD, 1995) she worked in private practice (1995 - 2010) while completing a first class honours Degree in Visual Arts Practice (IADT, 2010) and later a Masters in Visual Arts Education (NCAD, 2013), both by night. This has informed her approach to practice, which is collaborative, interdisciplinary and site-specific. 

As an active practitioner in the area of public engagement with architecture, Quinn was a key contributor to the following collaborative projects (supported by The Arts Council’s Engaging with Architecture Scheme):
Beyond Eye Level (South Dublin Co.Council, 2012)
Shaping Space (Galway Arts Centre & Red Bird, 2013)
Inter/Generation (DLR Co. Council, 2014) 
Beyond Pebbledash (Dublin City Council, National Museum, 2014/15).
Recent work includes 'Extending Architecture' (2016) with Create and the Arts Council of Ireland.
Quinn employs visual art strategies to extend public engagement with architecture.

Quinn’s work has also been commissioned by IMMA (Open House, 2012, 2014) and the Irish Architecture Foundation (NASI, 2015, 2016). In parallel with her own creative practice, she is a tutor at Queen’s University Belfast (2012-2015) and a visiting lecturer at Cork Centre for Architectural Education. She was a visiting lecturer at IADT, Dublin (2015). 

Dissemination is integral to her practice and she regularly speaks about her work at events including an Irish Design colloquium at NCAD (ID2015), the All Ireland Architecture Research Group (AIARG) conferences (2012, 2013, 2014, 2015) and the 10th International Architectural Humanities Research Association (AHRA) in the UK (2013). 

Quinn’s awards include an Arts Council ‘Architecture Bursary’ (2015), an Arts Council ‘Travel and Training Award in Architecture’ (2013) and a Royal Institute of Architects of Ireland research bursary (Winner, 3twenty10 Research Competition, 2010).