Comedy Crash Course

I recently took a two and a half day stand up comedy course with Irish comedian Aidan Killian.

I decided to take the course mostly as a challenge to myself, as I believe stand up comedy to be one of the toughest forms of public speaking.

The course culminated in a live gig at the Hampton Hotel in Donnybrook. Enjoy! (WARNING: If you are easily offended by religious jokes …………. I suggest that you  take a long hard look at yourself in the mirror).

Stand Up Comedy Routine from Conor Coghlan on Vimeo.

Platform 4 – Video Clip

Platform 4‘ is the fourth installment this year, of a quarterly exhibition of student’s work in the Harvard Graduate School of Design.

The work presented is committed to experimental forward thinking ideas and is a result of cross fertilization among the disciplines of architecture, landscape architecture, and urban planning.

“This year Platform 4 is organized according to four themes: Structure/Metrics, Rhetoric/Media, Type/Flux, and Situation/Agency…. The models included in the exhibition are displayed on a series of modular plywood tables that occupy the centre of the Gund Hall gallery. The table unit is made up of four 4′ x 8′ sheets of plywood – one across the top, two folded to form truss-like legs, and one partial sheet across the bottom.” – Eric Howeler.

Thanks to Freda for filming the exhibition on her iPhone for me!

 

Bolands Mill Video Clip

Bolands Mill, is an abandoned flour mill in the Grand Canal Dock region of Dublin. It closed down in 2001 and has lay derelict ever since, becoming a source of fascination for many Dubliners including myself.

The site is dominated by massive concrete silos built in the 1940′s which tower above much of the surrounding context. But many of the buildings on the site precede the construction of the silos and even played an integral part in the 1916 rising during which point it was occupied by Eamon de Valera.

Naturally I wanted to see for myself what all the fuss was about!

Bolands Mill from Conor Coghlan on Vimeo.