DATE: September 2018
This project aims to examine the memorialisation of the Easter Rising in the built environment and the interplay between urban (re)development processes and memory, identity and politics. We hypothesise that the conflict over protection of Dublin’s Moore Street is underpinned by competing lay and professional discourses of heritage. This conflict hinders the site’s interpretation and obscures its potential in collective remembering. To address these themes, we will examine the politics and decision-making process surrounding the site, and conclude on implications for conservation, interpretation and commemoration. A 1-day interdisciplinary workshop will explore related issues in a wider interdisciplinary and international context.