109% Funded


Target: €1500


€1,640 Raised


70 Funders

Post Industrial

By Deepka Abbi


The product!

“Post Industrial” is a publication designed and written by five DIT Architecture students who have researched Irish villages that were founded or grew due to industrial influences. The industrial villages and towns that we have studied include Clifden, Roundstone, Belmullet, New Brimingham, Monivea, Stratford on Slaney, Prosperous, Castlecomer, Mountmellick and Mountrath. In each case we have examined the influence of industrial processes on the architecture and urban morphology of the villages.

The influence of industry on planned villages in Ireland is an under explored subject. Through archival research, site visits and drawn research we have uncovered the fascinating history of these industrial villages.

“Post Industrial” will be published in tabloid newspaper form and launched at Dublin School of Architecture End of year Show on June 3rd 2016. We are also designing an exhibition which will travel to the villages that we have studied this summer. Our publication will include maps of each village, background factual information and an edited version of our individual research. We are delighted that the esteemed industrial archaeologist Dr. Colin Rynne has agreed to write a forward to our publication.


The team!

We are five, fourth year students of architecture- Deepka Abbi, Stephen O’Brien, Mark Corcoran, Karen Tighe, Jack Worrall and our tutor Miriam Delaney.

Our project, “Post Industrial” builds on a project undertaken by DIT architecture students in 2015, “Utopia 7”, where the students researched seven Utopian villages and published their research in newspaper form. This publication was a huge success and has been widely distributed and sold in Ireland and the UK. 

Why we need your help!

We are crowdfunding to cover the costs of the printing of this newspaper.
Your generous contributions will also cover the cost of organising and printing boards for the summer travelling exhibition, which will take our research to the villages studied.

This is our only source of funding as we are all full-time students!
It proved a very successful means of funding for last years publication, "Utopia 7" and we hope to achieve the same.

We need your support to ensure our newspaper gets published and the work that we have undertaken is shared.

A little funding will go a long way!

Thank you for your consideration.




Thank you!

Hi all We have made it! Thank you so much for your generous support on our fund:it campaign. We are delighted that our publication and exhibition will be printed and officially launched at the Dublin School of Architecture End of Year Show on June 3rd You can look forward to receiving your rewards from this date! Our very very best, Post Industrial team

Post Industrial Update

Fantastic news guys: We are now 50% of the way there with our FundIt campaign, thanks to your generous and much appreciated support! With only a week left in the campaign, please help us reach our target by pledging here: http://fundit.ie/project/post-industrial A €5 pledge will get you a copy of the newspaper publication that we are currently putting together. It will contain edited essays and beautiful drawings on our research into Irish industrial towns and will make for a fabulous addition to your libraries! Thanks again, Post Industrial team

funders (70)

There are 63 public funders of this project

There are 7 anonymous funders of this project