Enclave x MINI

Enclave x MINI

Enclave x MINI


Welcome to The Enclave, a space that is secluded and designed with you in mind. Kick back and relax, take a moment with a friend or maybe make some new connections.

This year MINI turns 60 and to celebrate we invited collaborators, artists, designers; anyone who shares MINI’s design philosophy – Creative Use of Space - to conceive an installation that would inspire guests to think unconventionally about design and how we use space to live, work and interact in our cities.


Join us for the MINI TALKS sessions, a series of six conversations taking place over the weekend with Sunday 23rd, exclusively curated by Nathalie Weadick, Director of the Irish Architecture Foundation and leading Saturday 22nd

14:00 – 14:30: MEET THE DESIGNERS

The BPA Collective (Winners of the MINI Design Bursary) Winning designer of the MINI Design Bursary, the team team discuss the concept behind the design of The Enclave and how they brought it life exclusively for this year’s Body & Soul Festival.

15:00 – 15:30: UNTITLED/ SUBSET

Artist Collective

An insight into the Grey Area Project, a collaboration between multiple artists, creating works across several mediums with the aim to change the laws around large-scale public artwork in Ireland. All proceeds from Grey Area prints are donated to ICHH - Inner City Helping Homelessness.

Sunday 23rd

12.30-13.15: INVISIBLE WOMEN

Owen O’Doherty (Architect & Writer) with Kate Butler (DJ & Lawyer) Owen, author of the children’s book Bright Sparks: Amazing Discoveries, Inventions and Designs by Women will be talking about stories, making sense of innovation and tomorrow’s inventors. Kate will be revealing stories of ground breaking electronic music by women - playing selections from this hidden history, from the early days of music technology to today’s electronic sounds


Ellen Rowley (Historian & Writer) with Grainne Hassett (Architect & Activist) Ellen and Grainne discuss how the condition of crisis in housing has given rise to invention. Ellen casts back to 1940s Dublin, through her recent history Housing, Architecture + the Edge Condition; Grainne brings us to Calais’ Jungle camp of


15.30-16.15: GRAY LEARNING

Dermot Boyd (Architect) with Jennifer Goff (Design Curator)

Dermot and Jennifer will resurrect the legacy of Eileen Gray, recognised as one of the most important modernist designers of the 20th century, and will reveal the widespread acknowledgement of Gray’s contributions and how her inventiveness continues to influence us today.

17.00-17.45: TOWN & COUNTRY

Léan Doody (Smart Cities Leader ARUP) with Matthew Jebb (Director of Botanic Gardens) Matthew, a lover of plants, discusses ecology, economics and how nature can teach us to do things better. Léan, who spends most of her time advising global city leaders on how to become resilient and adapt to fast-changing technology will talk about the digital city.


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