Little Interview

Every month we ask the same set of questions to someone collaborating with us. Over the last two years, we have interviewed diverse members of the Glucksman community - artists, academics, staff members, guests, audiences and workshop participants. The responses are funny, inspiring, revealing and always a great read.

This month, we feature Nathalie Weadick, Director of the Irish Architecture Foundation. Irish Architecture Foundation have produced the national tour of Close Encounter: Meeting with Remarkable Buildings

What are you reading?
Right now I am reading  Built upon Love: Architectural Longing after Ethics and Aesthetics by Alberto Perez-Gomez. Michael McGarry from Queens University directed me to it, following a recent conversation about architecture and desire. Its not bedtime reading but it is intriguing. I think my PdD research will make a slight detour.

Favourite museum? 
Palazzo Fortuny, Venice. It’s like nothing I’ve ever experienced before. 

Best performance? 
Peaches in The Academy, Dublin 2017. Also worst performance: Peaches in The Abbey Theatre, Dublin 2018.

Most treasured possession? 
A certificate from the Bishop’s Palace in Dublin approving my application to defect permanently from the Catholic Church. 

Work(s) of art that inspire you? 
Teresa Margolles What else can we talk about, 2006.

Lightbulb moment?
Still waiting to be enlightened. I’m looking forward to it though. 

Guilty pleasure? 
Antiques Roadshow. I surprise myself.

What would you like to be doing right now? 
Walking in the Irish landscape (on a bright, fresh day) with my partner Carla, and our two Jack Russells, Gertie and Colin.