Caelan Bristow | Design

I studied at The American University in Paris, the Architectural Association and the Southern California Institute of Architecture. I have been involved in both art and architecture practice, in the US, Europe and Ireland.
Since moving to Ireland 12 years ago, I have built on my experience with Solearth Ecological Architecture (Dublin) by exploring healthy building design in a number of private commissions.
As an artist and curator, I have initiated and developed exhibitions and festival including the arts programme as part of Birr Vintage Week & Arts Festival from 2004 to 2006, the inaugural Hilltown Music Festival (2005) and was a Co-director of Catalyst Arts, Belfast from 2006-2008.
In 2006, I participated in Re-Produced as part of Kilkenny Arts Festival and created sound installation pieces (with Nicholas Ward) in Birr and the Electric Picnic, Co. Laois. From 2007 to 2009 I tutored in architecture at the School of Art, Design and the Built Environment at Ulster University as well as designed and project-managed the 2009 Student Art & Design show at Ulster University Belfast.
Recent work includes Slowweave, a participatory project about our sensory experience of place. Slowweave 2010 was part of the Slow Architecture and Place exhibition and following its success I was commissioned by Offaly County Council to carry out a county-wide version as part of Engage with Architecture.
I am currently a member of Faber Studios Limerick and I am building a cob house in the Cloughjordan Eco-village.