Category Space&Place

RESEARCHING THE HISTORY OF A DUBLIN NEIGHBOURHOOD. LOWER SHERIFF STREET, 2. Demography and Economy 1911

Introduction This is the second of a series of three blogs about doing research with Masters students on the social geography of the Lower Sheriff Street area within Dublin. The first of the blogs was on the use of maps to study urban topography. This blog is about the use of historical sources to reconstruct […]

Making Art and Making Place: Reflecting on the story of the Carlow Sugar Factory

This post discusses ‘Ex-Machina’, a film by Frances Hegarty and Andrew Stones, and ‘Carlow Sugar Factory’, a collection of photography by P.L. Curran, both of which are currently being exhibited at VISUAL Centre for the Contemporary Arts in Carlow until 22 October 2016. Below, Aoife Kavanagh explores the stories these art works convey, and how […]

Performing the Nation-State: Political Geographies of Irish Step Dance

This is a guest post by Gisele O’Connell, one of our postgrad students. Speaking on the potentialities of the performative body to confront cultural nihilism, Friedrich Nietzsche (1968:462) was once adamant that “we do not yet know what bodies can do.” Given the productive possibilities for bodies to radically transform social space, what, then, could […]

Questioning Racism: Bodies and Landscape

In this blog post, PhD student, Ambra Gatto Bergamasco, who is completing a PhD in NIRSA, describes her new project that uses dance as a vehicle for exploring issues about bodies, places and racism. She recently won an Artist in the Community Research and Development award from Create (the National Development Agency for Collaborative Arts). The award […]

Performing a Place of Ireland’s Past: Reflections on an ANU performance

This is the second of a series of posts written by Geography postgraduates who participated in creative workshops run by performance and visual artists as part of the MA in Geography. This first set of blogs includes student responses to PALS – The Irish at Gallipoli, a performance by the place-based theatre group ANU, which […]

The White Lady Beckons

As you stroll along the streets of Dublin, enjoying the window displays during this holiday season, you might notice a reclining female figurine. Earlier this year, artist Kathryn Maguire worked with the young people of Sherriff Street to explore this particular Dublin phenomenon, and asked me to write a short piece about the Lady of […]

HIV/AIDS and Sexuality: International and Local Perspectives

Monday 1 December 2014, World AIDS day Rocque Lab, Rhetoric Building, South Campus, Maynooth University, 1-4 pm Organised by Professor Gerry Kearns (Geography), Dr Paul Ryan (Sociology) and Dr Thomas Strong (Anthropology) Sponsored by Department of Geography, Global and Community Health Research Cluster, Space & Place Research Collaborative, Maynooth Students Union Welfare and Equality Office, […]