The memorialisation of Moore Street: conservation and commemoration.

Interdisciplinary Workshop

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.

Dr Arthur Parkinson

Assistant Professor in Planning and Urban Design at the UCD School of Architecture, Planning and Environmental Policy


Arthur is Assistant Professor in Planning and Urban Design in the UCD School of Architecture, Planning and Environmental Policy, and is programme director of the MSc Urban Design & Planning. He holds a BSc (Hons) in Architectural Studies (2001), an MSc in Urban Design (2004), and a PhD in planning (2015). Arthur’s research interests are in three principal areas: (1) the role of competing values in design, planning, and conservation policy and practice; (2) innovative methods for stakeholder interaction in these areas; and (3) policy responses to shifting economic conditions in historic towns and cities. Prior to moving into academia, Arthur worked for ten years in professional practice in the fields of architectural conservation and urban design, in both Ireland and Scotland. He is a member of the Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland (RIAI) and is accredited by the RIAI as a Conservation Architect (Grade II).

Prof Mark Scott

Professor of Planning at the UCD School of Architecture, Planning and Environmental Policy


Mark Scott is Professor of Planning in the UCD School of Architecture, Planning and Environmental Policy. In addition to planning practice, he has over 20 years of university teaching experience and has received research funding awards of approximately 2m Euro as principal investigator. He has over 100 publications in the broad areas of environmental planning and land-use governance and his current research is focused on three areas. The first relates to green infrastructure and the integration of ecosystem approaches into spatial planning and the design of greenspaces to maximise health benefits. A second focus of his current research relates to exploring new directions for rural planning theory and practice, particularly relating to the economic crisis and also climate change resilience and adaptation. Thirdly, his current research also examines the policy and politics of built heritage planning. Mark is a former editor of the international journal, Planning Theory & Practice, and currently serves on the journal’s editorial board.

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