Temporary Pleasure

Temporary Pleasure is a collective of architects, event producers, and club creatives generating new ways to imagine, build, and use the club – together.

We’ve spent the last decade looking at clubs from inside and out and we believe that clubs are broken:
Over-commercialised and detached from their social origins; with barriers to entry locking out grassroots creativity; and too rigid to adapt to the here and now, over two-thirds of clubs have disappeared since 2008.

If we want to preserve the right to dance in community we need to reimagine clubs:

From over-commercialised to community-based.
From Rigid to Fluid.
From Top-Down to DIY.

Our club-building workshops empower club creatives to create DIY venues - replacing rigid spaces and barriers-to-entry with fluid spaces and co-creation, responding to the needs of local scenes and communities.

We believe that real collaboration and inclusivity make for better dance floors, better music, and opportunities for community-building beyond the club.


A new ........... club

We are euphoric to announce that this year we won an ‘Engaging with Architecture’ award from the Irish Arts Council to design a new club through public engagement.

Over the last two decades, bricks-and-mortar clubs have disappeared from Irish cities, with fewer than 50 registered nightclubs remaining. Temporary Pleasure is rooted in Irish nightclubs, and in response to their disappearance, we are inviting individuals and collectives to join us in shaping a new club from scratch.

If you want to bring a new Irish club to life, please lend your voice and fill out our survey 💕

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barcelona, 8-13th november 2021

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