Olivier Grossetête

The People Build

Olivier Grossetête’s spectacular architectural project The People Build captured the public’s imagination and attracted huge audiences during his Festival residencies in 2017 and 2018.

Sign-up to take part in the 2019 People Build workshops, construction, and demolition will open in early June.

GIAF has invited the artist to return again to Galway this July to embark on another large scale and highly ambitious project involving thousands of participants who will help create gigantic cardboard constructions, which when complete will be enjoyed by tens of thousands of Festival visitors.

The public watches in amazement and plays a formative role as an extraordinary structure rises from the ground. Once complete and installed in Eyre Square in the city centre, audiences then join forces in a massive celebratory demolition as the cardboard building comes tumbling down.

  • Suitable for all ages
  • Recommended for families