Tour: Dublin, what can we see? What do we want?

(2022) A question was posed at the beginning asking everyone ‘what was one thing about Dublin they would like to change?’. The idea was to turn the next hour and a half into an unguided tour of Dublin, led by the willingness of the attendees to explore change in their own environment. Numerous significant Dublin sites were visited to learn from and connect historical events to modern concerns.

The aim of this transitionary experience was to move away from the standardised format of mediated tours and towards an open discussion of one of the largest infrastructures around us, the city of Dublin itself. In the process, I was looking at the attendee’s willingness to go from a passive position to an active one.

The environment created on the tour was an opportunity towards realisation of desires in relation to the City. 

The three locations were chosen specifically due to their socio-political histories. The locations were; Dubh Linn on the grounds of Dublin Castle, the settlement marked out in stone beside The Dublin City Council and the old City Wall on Oliver Bond Street leading to St Audoen’s Park.