Panel #1: Dublin’s Docklands – culture, community and city building.
Docklands inverted – can inhabited space be prioritised before building?
Docklands undivided – beyond a line on a map, how can communities come to recognise the common ground they share?
Docklands interrupted – are we on a pause to more of the same, or will it be different this time around?
The Docklands is poised for another phase of change. This conversation will explore how artists, members of the diverse local communities and city planners can find common ground. Can we draw on each other’s expertise and experience to consider the expansion of the city afresh? How can we work together to ensure that this historical area develops in a genuinely inclusive way?
Ríonach Ní Néill is currently Galway Dance Artist in Residence, for which she curates the annual Galway Dance Days festival & Corp_Real International Symposium. Her doctoral research was on the development of Dublin City Quays 1960-1994.
Betty Ashe is the External Liaison Co-ordinator at St. Andrew’s Resource Centre, Pearse Street She has been a proactive and vital community representative within the South Docks area for more than 40 years.
Terry Prendergast is a lecturer in Planning the School of Real Estate and Construction. Terry also works as a Senior Planner with the Grangegorman Development Agency, delivering a new campus to accommodate DIT and the HSE. Terry has worked in a variety of local authorities, An Bord Pleanala and the Dublin Docklands Development Authority.