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Community Public realm

Home On The Grange


Working in collaboration with a number of local inhabitant-participants to document, discuss and present how they each make home, the Home On The Grange project thus aims to reveal aspects of the diverse individual and collective identities of people in the Grangegorman neighbourhood. Home on the Grange has been commissioned under Pathway 2 of the ‘…the lives we live’1, the Grangegorman Public Art Project. This pathway centres on community based projects and events and aims to increase local participation and engagement with life through the arts.

The setting for this public art project is the Grangegorman neighbourhood.  In the middle of this neighbourhood is the new Grangegorman Quarter, a 73 acre park and campus currently under development. The wider Grangegorman neighbourhood, the setting for Home on the Grange, is bounded on the north by the Cabra Road, the south by the River Liffey, the west Infirmary Road and the railway and to the east Bolton Street and Dorset Street.

It is a neighbourhood made up of other long established neighbourhoods and communities – in Cabra, Stoneybatter, Phibsborough, Arran Quay and Grangegorman itself. It is made up of houses, apartments, flats, and squats, a diversity of rooms in which a diversity of individuals are making home individually and collectively. It is a part of Dublin which reflects the social diversity of Ireland, a country now comprised of 119 nationalities.

Head to www.homeonthegrange.ie for further details

Emmett Scanlon is an architect, designer, writer and curator based in Dublin 9. His work focuses on mapping and understanding the relationship between people and buildings and in particular the house. In 2015 he was selected for New Horizon Architecture from Ireland, as part of ID2015, Year of Design. For this he curated and designed an exhibition called Nine Lives – which examined the design and use of eight architecturally designed houses. This work was first shown at the Design Museum, London and the National Craft Gallery, Kilkenny.

Aisling McCoy is a photographer based in Smithfield who is interested in the role of image in defining place. Her series The Radiant City extends her work on the ideology of place and has been part of a travelling exhibition at international photo festivals in Kassel, Istanbul, Madrid, Oslo, Paris and Dublin.

Paul Guinan is a graphic designer who has published several independent, newsprint publications and pamphlets. He is a founding member of SET Collective, which won the Irish Architecture Foundation’s Archizines competition in 2013. SET Collective is a group through which he explores alternative approaches to print, design and distribution.