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The Irish Architecture Foundation’s Reimagine…project in Letterkenny will reach a new stage this month, with a public consultation taking place in the town as part of Culture Night. Local residents will be asked for their thoughts on a proposed new cultural district for Letterkenny.
The new cultural district is being led by Rathmullan-based architects Sosie Pasperakis and Ronan Friel from Pasparakis Friel, and aims to improve connections between The County Museum, The Regional Cultural Centre and An Grianán Theatre.
Pasparakis Friel will host the consultation in An Grianán Theatre Forecourt as part of Culture Night on from 6pm to 9pm Friday, 18th September. The public consultation will proceed in line with public health guidance related to Covid-19.
Commenting on the public consultation, Ronan Friel said: “We would like to hear from locals as to how this project could be a catalyst for the growth of culture and arts in the region whilst also improving Letterkenny’s public realm. Engaging local communities with their shared spaces is a key priority for the Irish Architecture Foundation’s Reimagine… project, and we want to ensure local people are at the centre of our project. We’re inviting locals to drop by anytime between 6pm and 9pm to hear more about the project and to share your ideas for a new Cultural District for Letterkenny.”
Nathalie Weadick, Director of the IAF said: “We are delighted to see this new wayfinding installation by Pasperakis Friel, who have been working closely with An Grianan, RCC and the Donegal Museum who initiated this project to create a connection between three fantastic cultural institutions. Now, more than ever, this Cultural Corridor, highlights the value in how we design and use our public realm. In the future, we hope to see this Cultural Corridor flourish as space for new creative opportunities for the people of Letterkenny.”
For further information on the new cultural district, visit www.lkcd.ie or check out their Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/LKCD-Cultural-District-Letterkenny.
The ‘Reimagine…’ project is supported by the Creative Ireland Programme’s National Creativity Fund.