It’s our annual ‘through the keyhole’ moment where we get to snoop and marvel at what lies behind the doors of this city. And while it’s stacked with access to fantastic public and private spaces, the most important event is The Big Debate on Friday. The theme is ‘City in Motion’ which according to Open House “allows us to question the sort of city we want Dublin to be.” And this really has never come at a more crunch time with the city no longer affordable for many and creative spaces being squeezed out in favour of hotels and student accommodation. Do we want a soulless identikit city which will tourists will skip in time to come or hold on to the vestiges of what makes us unique? Could the future incarnation of this event be called Closed Doors? Now is the time to have your say and get informed.
The Big Debate, Trinity Business School, 41 Pearse St, D2, Friday, 6:30pm – 8pm
Open House Dublin, various locations, Friday October 11 to Sunday October 13
Free tours but booking required for some