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  1. page 2017 IE Charlemont edited {4.jpg} Photo: Paula GeraghtyIt has taken a very long time, and the last 12 years in particular we…
    {4.jpg} Photo: Paula GeraghtyIt has taken a very long time, and the last 12 years in particular were tough, when it was on again and off again, but look at where we are now.” Fiona Hanlon
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    fifty years agoago, the first
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    Road Flats. LastOn November 3rd
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    cultural journey happenedoccurred with some
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    first families -– and others who
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    later – and with children
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    to the newly built 79 social housing units innew Ffrench Mullen House on Dublin‘sDublin's Charlemont Street; to rememberStreet. It revived memories of the good
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    the hard daysdays, and the values still keep the community connected.important to remain connected and strong.
    Just as darkness set-in,set in, a group
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    were led outoutside by a
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    from the Charlemont Community Resource Centre .Centre. Some carried the thirty33 specially createdtailored community portrait banners printed with an
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    for the future.future printed underneath. The idea forportraits reflected the portraits and transition event came out of summer exchangesconversations and workshops
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    by community artists,artists Ed Carroll and Vita Gelūnienė.Vita. People spoke about their wishes and choices and anyone who wanted, was photographed for the portrait.
    The idea for a final cultural walk, close to the time when people were to move to their new homes, was hatched in conversations and exchanges in May, June and July 2017.
    Community members
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    in the Development Group and Circle of Friends really helped to conceive how to mark,and the Development Group were pivotal in their propositions of marking in an
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    lived lives coming inthat had emerged from the soon to besoon-to-be demolished Tom
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    Road Flats. Families spoke aboutStaff members Trish, Úna, Lyndsey, Eileen and Sara were constant in their hopes and fears and many agreed to be photographed.The Resource Centre Manager, Trish Brennan,roles behind the Health and Wellbeing Coordinator, Una Rafferty and the Regeneration Board Coordinator, Lyndsey Anderson were always therescenes to bring the proposed ideas to fruition. Throughout, Dublin City Council‘s Eileen Martin and Sara Bermingham gave valuable support too.
    Don‘t underestimate how

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    hard it was to get buy-in for a cultural walk in the days when people were signing contacts, getting keys, packing-up;imagine the nervousness inand fear that filled the air was undeniable. Yet,in the days before the move. It was, indeed, a very stressful time. The creative walk offered a pause,break – a time
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    what a really significant achievement has justachivement had occurred – 12 years of waiting for the onlylong awaited, new social housing of 2017 in the city.housing!
    {5.jpg} Photo: Paula Geraghty“As one light goes out another is lit and the spirit goes on. Trish Brennan
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    The community strolledmarchers rolled slowly towards
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    and gathered circled around in a circle to sing the first songsong, prompted by
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    Kieran Gallagher. Eoghan himself grewEoghan, himself, had grown up in
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    his family arewere well remembered. Then weremembered there. The marchers walked around to the
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    around the Cherry tree and aptly listenedcherry tree, keenly listening to Eoghan version ofEoghan, who aptly broke into John Spillan‘sSpillan's The Dance
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    Cherry Tree. Backed
    Backed
    by the harmonious voices of neighbours, a fineresounding chorus of neighbours, what rang out inpulsed the night air touched a pulse. "Weair:
    We
    travelled all
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    taken us 12some years, well
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    well done everyone!"everyone.
    Jackie Brady, Chair of the Redevelopment Group,Brady said a few words and remindedwords, reminding us all how much neighbourswe loved the old flatsCharlemont and peopleits neighbours who willwould now bring
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    Then we strolledwalked together to
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    and stood with builders lights from thegazing at our new homes in the background.
    After
    homes.
    With just
    a quick prompt,bit of prompting, Antoinette Carroll recited her own poem, Heart//Heart and Soul,Soul//, written some
    ...
    ago as hera reflection on her family and community life in Charlemont. It‘sIt was filled with personal recollections and images that triggered memories evenmemories, some that thatwhich had been forgotten. Then,
    Then,
    the families continued around to the
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    and gathered around to sing
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    what the Resource Centreold community centre meant tofor the life of the community. She will be supported by the Development Groupcommunity and Eileen Martin from Dublin City Council to makewhat the new Centre thrive.centre would also mean. And all the while, the children and teenagers looked, listenedalike looked on and sang alonglistened, knowing that
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    a night that they would recall to their children. To end those who gatheredremember for a long time.
    In the end, we
    were drawn
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    to the ResourceCommunity Centre for
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    cup of teatea, and a
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    last time inunder Tom Kelly Road FlatsFlats.
    {16.jpg} Photo: Paula GeraghtyIt captures the sentimental nature of the night when the creativity and art work and community spirit are put to use marking a really important historical movement. Brian Fleming
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Tuesday, January 16

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    Akvilės Snarskienės nuotr.

    Vita Gelūnienė and Ed Carroll work together for over a decade. We practice in the public spaces where community, culture and politics collide.
    We collaborate with local community experts and other specialists to co-create a body of work from the potential of people and place. Our practice with others involves inquiry, duration, experimentation, co-production and risk taking. We try to re-assemble the disconnected parts of social life into a connected structure. We aim to do our part for flourishing communities using art and culture.
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    {DSC00160.jpg} {sanciu-paradas-kede-59bcf253b289c.jpg} Sanciai Parade 2017
    Vita Gelūnienė and Ed Carroll work together for over a decade. We practice in the public spaces where community, culture and politics collide.
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    Our practice with others involves inquiry,
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    We aim to do our part for flourishing communities.communities using art and culture.
    The genesis
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    funded project. With others, we programmed 4 x 4 day international events, published 10 pamphlets, 5 monographs, donated and installed a pedagogy platform for talking and listening in a Lithuanian school, and commissioned a pop-up (inflatable architectural space) for public inquiries.
    Since
    Since 2014 we
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    Community Culture Strategy.Strategy and work in Charlemont Street, Dublin. In Lithuania the focus is onour work involves the neighbourhood association of Lower Šančiai in Kaunas city.
    You
    Šančiai. You can read
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    in the summerautumn of 2015.2017.
    {Sanciai - Mobilising Community.pdf} {From Freehouse to Neighborhood Co-op.pdf} {Pamphlet_Community Culture_EN.pdf}
    Researchers
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    The creative team for "Friendly Zone #5” was Monika Žaltauskaitė Grašienė, Kotryna Valiukevičiūtė, Arnoldas Stramskas, Darius Petrulis, Auksė Petrulienė, Arvydas Liorančas, Viktorija Rusinaitė and Dionizas Bajarūnas. The project was part funded (approx €12,000) by the Lithuanian Culture Council, Kaunas Municipality, Vytautas Magnus University and the Lithuanian Science Councill.
    The creative team for "Friendly Zone #6” was Monika Žaltauskaitė Grašienė, Kotryna Valiukevičiūtė, Arnoldas Stramskas, Darius Petrulis, Auksė Petrulienė, Arvydas Liorančas, Viktorija Rusinaitė and Dionizas Bajarūnas. The project was part funded (approx €12,000) by the Lithuanian Culture Council, Kaunas Municipality, Vytautas Magnus University and Lithuanian Science Council.
    The creative team for "Friendly Zone #7” was Darius Petrulis, Auksė Petrulienė, Arvydas Liorančas. The project was part funded (approx €12,000) by the Lithuanian Culture Council, Kaunas Municipality, Vytautas Magnus University and Lithuanian Science Council.
    The people who contributed to make the 2017 Kaunas School of Spectacle and Šančiai Parade were: Alexander Neidert, Alexis Johnson, Andrius Kurienius, Auksė Petrulienė, Aurelija Kurienė, Aušrinė Zavališinaitė, Benediktas Gelūnas, Brian Fleming, Carolina Itzel Pailhe, Catherine Young, Darius Petrulis, Egle Gudonytė, Gediminas Kubilius, Gintare Sikorskytė, I Made Sutama, Inga Galinytė, Ieva Variakojytė-Reynström, Ieva Voroneckytė, Indrė Bielevičiūtė, Justina Mitkutė, Kristina Nargėlaitė, Laura Lapinskė, Lina Žebuolienė, Liz Pugh, Rita Namikienė, Romualdas Volungevičius, Vida Jasulaitienė, Vytenis Jakas, Triin Kibur and special thanks to Žemųjų Šančių bendruomenė, Baltijos cirkas, Kauno Suaugusiųjų mokymo centras and Šančių seniūnija.
    The team who produced the Balsamic Poplar Spectacle were:
    Auksė Petrulienė, Aurelija Kurienė, Carolina Itzel Pailhe, Darius Petrulis, Egle Gudonytė, Gediminas Kubilius, Ieva Variakojytė-Reynström, Ieva Voroneckytė, Kristina Nargėlaitė, Laura Lapinskė, Lina Žebuolienė, Rita Namikienė, Romualdas Volungevičius, Vytenis Jakas, Triin Kibur and special thanks to Žemųjų Šančių bendruomenė, Baltijos cirkas, Kauno Suaugusiųjų mokymo centras and Šančių seniūnija.

    We are often surprised by what we find out and the wiki - experiences of publicness - will continue to draw out a synthesis of the work and to represent the narratives and learning as a work in progress. We value our exchanges, even when we do not know how to proceed or feel a sense of being lost. What emerges now is a need to invest more time in meaning-making with each other and across the boundaries that might divide us. The next steps are about continuity, about advocating for the cultural rights of community, constituency building; and the use of the virtual space as a platform to extend the discourse.
    Ed Carroll
    Vita Geluniene
    Project Leaders, City (Re)Searches
    last
    last update> February 2016
    More specific info on the Creative
    January 2018
    Creative
    Europe Project
    In one of our many applications for support funding, the Project Assessor for Creative Europe noted in her report that our study was based on "the correct observation that there has been an institutional failure to create conversations between arts/culture and other momentum's for social and political rights, and rightly place their efforts in the framework of developing a new consensus about the public value of culture. " That continues to be our work at community level.
    People and Actions
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    (6) Transform peoples and places through practices that try to be brave in the face of fears.
    (7) Form resistance to the non-performance of actions and stupidity in the administration of culture.
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    financial report. The final payment will be used by Blue Drum Agency for its work in 2016.
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  3. page 2017 IE Charlemont edited {4.jpg} Photo: Paula GeraghtyIt has taken a very long time, and the last 12 years in particular we…
    {4.jpg} Photo: Paula GeraghtyIt has taken a very long time, and the last 12 years in particular were tough, when it was on again and off again, but look at where we are now.” Fiona Hanlon
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    Almost fifty years ago the first families moved to Tom Kelly Road Flats. Last November 3rd 2017, at the moment when the winter sun set, a unique cultural journey happened with some of those first families - others who came later – and with children and grandchildren. The community came together to mark their transition to the newly built 79 social housing units in Ffrench Mullen House on Dublin‘s Charlemont Street; to remember the good times, the hard days and the values still keep the community connected.
    Just as darkness set-in, a group of 50 friends were led out by a music group from the Charlemont Community Resource Centre . Some carried the thirty specially created community portrait banners printed with an individual wish for the future. The idea for the portraits and transition event came out of summer exchanges and workshops facilitated by community artists, Ed Carroll and Vita Gelūnienė. Community members active in the Development Group and Circle of Friends really helped to conceive how to mark, in an intimate way, the lived lives coming in the soon to be demolished Tom Kelly Road Flats. Families spoke about their hopes and fears and many agreed to be photographed.The Resource Centre Manager, Trish Brennan, the Health and Wellbeing Coordinator, Una Rafferty and the Regeneration Board Coordinator, Lyndsey Anderson were always there to bring the ideas to fruition. Throughout, Dublin City Council‘s Eileen Martin and Sara Bermingham gave valuable support too.
    Don‘t underestimate how hard it was to get buy-in for a cultural walk in the days when people were signing contacts, getting keys, packing-up; the nervousness in the air was undeniable. Yet, the creative walk offered a pause, a time to stop and remember what a really significant achievement has just occurred – 12 years of waiting for the only new social housing of 2017 in the city.
    ...
    Trish Brennan
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    The community strolled slowly towards the back block and gathered circled around to sing the first song prompted by the music group trio of Brian Fleming, Eoghan Scott and Kieran Gallagher. Eoghan himself grew up in Charlemont and his family are well remembered. Then we walked around to the next block and assembled around the Cherry tree and aptly listened to Eoghan version of John Spillan‘s The Dance of the Cherry Tree. Backed by a fine chorus of neighbours, what rang out in the night air touched a pulse. "We travelled all around the sun, it‘s taken us 12 years, well done! Well done everyone! Well done! On behalf of the cherry trees, well done everyone!"
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    of waiting and Dublin‘s firstfor the only new social housing of 2017.2017 in the city.
    {5.jpg} Photo: Paula Geraghty“As one light goes out another is lit and the spirit goes on. Trish Brennan

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    “As one light goes out another is lit and the spirit goes on. Trish Brennan
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    {Untitled-1.jpg} Community CultureCharlemont/Tom Kelly Road Regeneration Hoarding
    A journey to a unique place in Dublin's imaginary for a co-participatory art project with the residents and friends of Charlemont social housing estate. Since 2015, we have worked together with the regeneration and health coordinators to travel with residents through the anxiety of homes being detonated and the beginnings of new community building. Art and creativity embedded in this community becomes an instrument of resistance to challenge and take back the power of creating ones own future, in the face of dead end utopias and endless waiting for a better future. Charlemont residents are distinctive in Dublin because of their wish to use art and culture as a strategy for community building. The place - balconies, flats, community centre and site hoardings will be spaces for transformation by residents through image, text and spoken word. This involves a specific methodology for the artistic process:
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Monday, January 15

  1. page 2017 IE Charlemont edited {4.jpg} Photo: P. Paula Geraghty It has taken a very long time, and the last 12 years in pa…
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    Photo: P.Paula Geraghty
    It has taken a very long time, and the last 12 years in particular were tough, when it was on again and off again, but look at where we are now.” Fiona Hanlon

    Almost fifty years ago the first families moved to Tom Kelly Road Flats. Last November 3rd 2017, at the moment when the winter sun set, a uniqiue cultural journey happened with some of those first families - others who came later – and with children and grandchildren. The community came together to mark their transition to the newly built 79 social housing units in Ffrench Mullen House on Dublin‘s Charlemont Street; to remember the good times, the hard days and the values still keep the community connected.
    Just as darkness set-in, a group of 50 friends were led out by a music group from the Charlemont Community Resource Centre . Some carried the thirty specially created community portrait banners printed with an individual wish for the future. The idea for the portraits and transition event came out of summer exchanges and workshops facilitated by community artists, Ed Carroll and Vita Gelūnienė. Community members active in the Development Group and Circle of Friends really helped to conceive how to mark, in an intimate way, the lived lives coming in the soon to be demolished Tom Kelly Road Flats. Families spoke about their hopes and fears and many agreed to be photographed.The Resource Centre Manager, Trish Brennan, the Health and Wellbeing Coordinator, Una Rafferty and the Regneration Board Coordinator, Lyndsey Anderson were always there to bring the ideas to fruition. Throughout, Dublin City Council‘s Eileen Martin and Sara Bermingham gave valuable support too.
    ...
    To end those who gathered were drawn back into the belly of Charlemont, to the Resource Centre for a good cup of tea and a chance to be at home together for the last time under Tom Kelly Road Flats.
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    Photo: Paula Geraghty
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    GeraghtyIt captures the
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    {Untitled-1.jpg} Community CultureCharlemont/Tom Kelly Road Regeneration Hoarding
    A journey to a unique place in Dublin's imaginary for a co-participatory art project with the residents and friends of Charlemont social housing estate. Since 2015, we have worked together with the regeneration and health coordinators to travel with residents through the anxiety of homes being detonated and the beginnings of new community building. Art and creativity embedded in this community becomes an instrument of resistance to challenge and take back the power of creating ones own future, in the face of dead end utopias and endless waiting for a better future. Charlemont residents are distinctive in Dublin because of their wish to use art and culture as a strategy for community building. The place - balconies, flats, community centre and site hoardings will be spaces for transformation by residents through image, text and spoken word. This involves a specific methodology for the artistic process:
    Listen and Observe i.e. data collection, memories and proffering where possible new capabilities and skills.
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  2. page 2017 IE Charlemont edited {Untitled-1.jpg} {4.jpg} Photo: P. Geraghty Almost fifty years ago the first families moved t…
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    Photo: P. Geraghty
    Almost fifty years ago the first families moved to Tom Kelly Road Flats. Last November 3rd 2017, at the moment when the winter sun set, a uniqiue cultural journey happened with some of those first families - others who came later – and with children and grandchildren. The community came together to mark their transition to the newly built 79 social housing units in Ffrench Mullen House on Dublin‘s Charlemont Street; to remember the good times, the hard days and the values still keep the community connected.
    Just as darkness set-in, a group of 50 friends were led out by a music group from the Charlemont Community Resource Centre . Some carried the thirty specially created community portrait banners printed with an individual wish for the future. The idea for the portraits and transition event came out of summer exchanges and workshops facilitated by community artists, Ed Carroll and Vita Gelūnienė. Community members active in the Development Group and Circle of Friends really helped to conceive how to mark, in an intimate way, the lived lives coming in the soon to be demolished Tom Kelly Road Flats. Families spoke about their hopes and fears and many agreed to be photographed.The Resource Centre Manager, Trish Brennan, the Health and Wellbeing Coordinator, Una Rafferty and the Regneration Board Coordinator, Lyndsey Anderson were always there to bring the ideas to fruition. Throughout, Dublin City Council‘s Eileen Martin and Sara Bermingham gave valuable support too.
    Don‘t underestimate how hard it was to get buy-in for a cultural walk in the days when people were signing contacts, getting keys, packing-up; the nervousness in the air was undeniable. Yet, the creative walk offered a break, for time to stop and remember what a really significant achievement has occurred – 12 years of waiting and Dublin‘s first social housing of 2017.
    {5.jpg}
    Photo: Paula Geraghty
    “As one light goes out another is lit and the spirit goes on. Trish Brennan
    {5.jpg}
    The community strolled slowly towards the back block and gathered circled around to sing the first song prompted by the music group trio of Brian Fleming, Eoghan Scott and Kieran Gallagher. Eoghan himself grew up in Charlemont and his family are well remembered. Then we walked around to the next block and assembled around the Cherry tree and aptly listened to Eoghan version of John Spillan‘s The Dance of the Cherry Tree. Backed by a lovely chorus of neighbours, what ringed out in the night air touched a pulise.
    We travelled all around the sun, it‘s taken us 12 years, well done! Well done everyone! Well done! On behalf of the cherry trees, well done everyone.
    Jackie Brady, Chair of the Redevelopment Group, said a few words and reminded us all how much neighbours loved the old flats and its neighbours who will now bring something really positive into the new homes. Then we strolled together to the front block alongside Charlemont Street and stood with buiders lights from the new homes in the background.
    After a quick promt, Antoinette Carroll recited her own poem, Heart and Soul, written some years ago as her reflection on family and community life in Charlemont. It‘s filled with personal recollections and images that triggered memories even some that that had been forgotten.
    Then, the families continued around to the small island in front of the second block and gathered to sing Dublin in the Rare Auld Times. Trish Brennan spoke about what the Resource Centre meant to the life of the community. She will be supported and working with Eileen Martin from Dublin City Council to make the new Centre was there too ublin City Council‘s And all the while, the children and teenagers looked, listened and sang along knowing that this was a night that they would recall to their children.
    To end those who gathered were drawn back into the belly of Charlemont, to the Resource Centre for a good cup of tea and a chance to be at home together for the last time under Tom Kelly Road Flats.
    {16.jpg}
    Photo: Paula Geraghty
    It captures the sentimental nature of the night when the creativity and art work and community spirit are put to use marking a really important historical movement. Brian Fleming
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    {Untitled-1.jpg}

    A journey to a unique place in Dublin's imaginary for a co-participatory art project with the residents and friends of Charlemont social housing estate. Since 2015, we have worked together with the regeneration and health coordinators to travel with residents through the anxiety of homes being detonated and the beginnings of new community building. Art and creativity embedded in this community becomes an instrument of resistance to challenge and take back the power of creating ones own future, in the face of dead end utopias and endless waiting for a better future. Charlemont residents are distinctive in Dublin because of their wish to use art and culture as a strategy for community building. The place - balconies, flats, community centre and site hoardings will be spaces for transformation by residents through image, text and spoken word. This involves a specific methodology for the artistic process:
    Listen and Observe i.e. data collection, memories and proffering where possible new capabilities and skills.
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    8:16 am

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