Limerick School of Art and Design, TUS in collaboration with Limerick City and County Council will enable LSAD Students and Graduates to physically engage with the fabric of the city. An important aspect of this process is the introduction of the students to the potential of these spaces, awakening the desire to use these places in a creative way for potential cultural production and the creative industries, as studios, performance and social spaces and sites of live/work.
An initial phase will creatively enrich the visual facades of buildings along the Nicholas St area and contribute to the restoration of buildings in Verdant Place in Kings Island. Working with students and recent graduates we wish to engage with themes and concepts that connects with local communities and the rich historical and social heritage in the two adjacent areas. These sites are both areas of regeneration and rich heritage, from St Mary's Catedral on to John's Castle looking on to Thomond over the river Shannon. In between there are a number of buildings that are in public ownership that can be brought back into use. This first phase is dealing with their exterior facades and highlighting their future potential. This potential for creative intervention can affect the social wellbeing and make the potential for economic growth more tangible.
Please note that the details of events listed above are provided by the relevant Local Authorities.