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'The Battle of Hume Street, December 1969 - June 1970: Student Protest and Architecture in Dublin

This paper concerns a group of architecture students from UCD who squatted six Georgian houses in Dublin for the first six months of 1970 to prevent their destruction. It will cover three questions: why did they concern themselves with the fate of one Georgian street? How did they relate to international student protest, and how did they relate to Irish society? It will therefore engage with wider questions about the relationship between society and the built environment, and between Irish social change and European trends, in particular in the wake of worldwide student protests of 1968.

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