Redrawing Dublin: interdisciplinarity and interrogation public seminar

Venue: joint hii ucd/gradcam event at Pearse Street Library, Dublin 2.

The Dublin City Library and Archive seminar room

Date: Monday 14th March

Time: 14:00 - 16:00

Confirmed speakers include: Paul Kearns, Motti Ruimy, Prof. Hugh Campbell, Sarah Tuck, Daniel Jewesbury, and Pat Cooke.

Convenors: Dr. Marc Caball (UCD HII) and Dr. Mick Wilson (GradCAM)

UCD Humanities Institute and the Graduate School of Creative Arts and Media (DIT, NCAD, IADT, UU) will host a special public seminar in response to the issues, ideas and challenges raised by Paul Kearns and Motti Ruimy’s recent interdisciplinary cultural project, REDRAWING DUBLIN (Gandon Editions, 2010). This work appears at a time when there is a flourishing of new initiatives across the cultural, academic, business and political landscape that seek to project new visions for the city of Dublin. This seminar offers an interactive opportunity to consider Kearns and Ruimy’s book project within the broader context of debates about urbanism, city cultures and Dublin’s future potential as a vibrant and dynamic metropolitan space. The book challenges all citizens to reflect on the interaction of different disciplines, professions, cultural practices and agendas in the shaping, contesting and authoring of urban imaginaries, potential and realities.

REDRAWING DUBLIN is the fourth collaborative visual urban project by Kearns and Ruimy. Their previous works - Urban Urinal (2002), Vortex (2002), and Wall (2005) – employed a variety of means, including photography and site-specific installation, to examine different constructions and inhabitations of social and political space. The perspectives of an architect and an urban planner and their diverse educational and professional backgrounds in fine art, economics, geography and design are combined in a creative and provocative fashion in this book. REDRAWING DUBLIN provides provocative, multiple, destabilising and celebratory re-mappings, re-readings and re-visions of the city.

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