A person dancing in the foreground with blurred images behind them.
Tuesday 09 November 2021 to Saturday 13 November 2021
Various pop-up locations in Dublin


Communities meet the Climate Crisis, dance meets science in Building Spaces of Possibility which kicks off with a series of engaging conversation and dance activities online and in several Dublin venues this Science Week 7-14 November.  Led by science communicator Dr Niamh Shaw and choreographer Muirne Bloomer, Building Spaces of Possibility is a two-year project from CoisCéim Broadreach in partnership with British Council Ireland & Science Gallery Dublin, which aims to put the Climate Crisis into plain words and then dream up new possibilities together. 

In a world of flash floods, dead bees and toxic air, Building Spaces of Possibility’s Science Week will see conversations and choreographies start to explore ways in which we might work in greater harmony with our surroundings, in balance within the cycles of nature. The Climate Crisis affects everyone and belongs to everyone, and we can each bring unique experience to the topic, and we can each effect change in our unique lives. 

Dr Niamh Shaw will be in conversation ‘On the Sofa’ in pop-up venues across Dublin with a number of special guests, and each event will also present a pop-up dance performance! See schedule below:

Date/Time Location Guests

9 November,


St Stephen's Green Shopping Centre

Recording available here

  • Paul Martin, award-winning garden designer
  • Nathan Wheeler, a reuse and repair specialist, a Dublin maker and real artist
  • Sueann Moore, a visual artist from Ringsend who works with found materials

10 November,



Recording available here

  • Éanna Ní Lamhna, biologist, author, educator and presenter
  • Nathan Wheeler
  • Sueann Moore

13 November,


Science Gallery Dublin
  • Matthew Needham, a multi-award-winning British/Czech designer and artist
  • Justine Cooper with her kitchen cupboard cosmetics
  • Sueann Moore

13 November. 


Science Gallery Dublin
  • IN THE WINDOWS, dance and video installation, choreographed by Muirne Bloomer and performers Niamh McPhillips and Ben O'Sullivan together with visual artist, Nikolas Ryan.

All events will also be captured on film, live streamed at 6pm each day and available post-event on the social media platforms of our 'Building Spaces of Possibility' partners: British Council Ireland and CoisCeim

 #ScienceWeek #BuildingSpaces

A Broadreach | Youth project from CoisCéim Broadreach in partnership with British Council Ireland & Science Gallery Dublin. Funded by Science Foundation Ireland (through Discover Programme Science Week Call), Arts Council of Ireland and Dublin City Council.