On-line pamphlets on 'public-ness' from City (Re)Searches

City (Re)Searches: Experiences of Publicness (2012 - 14) set out to consider the increasingly enigmatic, provisional and contested notion of public-ness, looking at the fissures around contemporary experience of public-ness in order to examine how they might hold out possibilities for new alignments between democratic and democratising practices and greater social equality in the area of cultural participation.

An international group of practitioners and theorists - Fernando Marquespenteado (BR); Fiona Woods (IRL); Jeanne van Heeswijk (NL); John Mulloy (IRL); Mary Jane Jacob (US); Niall Crowley (IRL); Niall O'Baoill (IRL); Studio Urbonas (LT/US); Susanne Bosch (NI/DE); Vagabond Reviews (IE). engaged with  publics in four European cities - Belfast, NI; Cork, IRL; Kaunas, LT; and Rotterdam, NL - to identify local typologies of public-ness.  

The project has generated a series of written pamphlets, which can be viewed online:


The project was initiated by Blue Drum (IRL), Community Arts Partnership (NI) and Kaunas Biennale (LT). It was funded through the EU Culture programme.

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Commission Call Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown

16 August 2017

Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council and dlr Mill Theatre, Dundrum, invite proposals for a commission focusing on the creation of new work through...More..

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Greystones Educate Together National School appointed a voluntary committee with relevant expertise to oversee the per cent for art commissioning process. An external curator, Máire Davey, was appointed specifically for her expertise in working in a highly collaborative way as meaningful involvement from the students and school was viewed as central to the process. The procurement route chosen was limited invited competition.

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