11am - 12:30am
‘Stories of place’ aims to show how one particular group of people from very different cultures and parts of the world live and experience their place – Clondalkin. The session is led by people from the Clondalkin Intercultural Centre and facilitated by Zoë O’Reilly and Jenny McDonald, who are inviting members of the public to take part in a creative mapping workshop and experience their individual stories of place and to actively experience their place through their eyes.
Workshop spaces are free but booking is essential. Book online or contact reception on 01 451 5860.
Forum is part of a cultural diversity research project commissioned by South Dublin County Arts Office, Rua Red and Civic Theatre. Its objective is to explore the cultural richness of migrant communities living throughout South Dublin County. Envisaged as a steppingstone towards a long-term process of connection, collaboration and engagement, Forum invites community leaders and arts sector providers to engage in a series of transcultural dialogues to learn from each other in mutual exchange. Forum aims to identify barriers to access and provision that may exist or inhibit ethnic groups from originating or participating in art and cultural activities in South Dublin County arts venues. Central to this event is an understanding of cultural diversity as a plurality of identities, described in the UNESCO Universal Declaration on cultural diversity is ‘an adaptive process [with] a capacity for expression, creation and innovation’.
This research project is supported by Civic Theatre, Rua Red, South Dublin County Arts Office, The Arts Council / An Chomhairle Ealaíon, the Centre for Transcultural Research and Media Practice, Dublin Institute of Technology, Create - National Development Agency for Collaborative Arts and the Global Migration Collective.