Ailbhe Murphy & Ciaran Smyth (Vagabond Reviews)


Ailbhe Murphy & Ciaran Smyth (Vagabond Reviews)

  • Summer 2015
  • Visiting from Dublin, Ireland

Co-founded by Ailbhe Murphy and Ciaran Smyth, Vagabond Reviews is an interdisciplinary platform combining socially engaged art and research practice. As artists and researchers, they are interested in engaging broader publics in alternative forms of cultural participation and knowledge production. As an interdisciplinary platform, Vagabond Reviews seeks to bring the two registers of art and research together by developing creative and collaborative models of knowledge production, representation and distribution through a combination of art practice, research strategies and critical review.



Their residency project, Scientia Civitatis: Missing Titles Chicago, invites practitioners from within the field of social practice, architecture, urban planning and beyond to contribute a title of a book yet to be written about the city. Presented loosely as ‘findings’ towards the close of their residency, Missing Titles Chicago Vagabond Reviews seek to create a temporary library that offers a ‘diagnostic snapshot’ of Chicago through the prism of its unwritten imaginary.