After a long negotiation process with Castlethorn Developments we secured access to our chosen site where the proposed commercial district was to be developed. The significance of this site, to us, as a place of coming together for a community while it is in its interim phase of development, lent itself to many potential interventions and possibilities.
Participants onboard so far:
Adamstown Educate together
Adamstown Community College
Construction workers onsite in Adamstown
May 27th, Adamstown Field Fest – Community Day & Live Goodbye
On May 27th we had our final Community Day and Live Goodbye with the Adamstown Field Fest taking place from 2pm to 5pm at The Central Field.
We had kite-making workshops, a large outdoor screen which projected film footage from all our interventions on the field, the community also brought along food for a picnic and the sun eventually shone!
May 13th, OUR FIELD – Panel Discussion
OUR FIELD, a panel discussion with Mary Corcoran – Sociologist and Professor at Maynooth University, Ken McCue – Cultural Planner, John Hassett – Moderator of the Lucan Parishioners, and Artist Yvonne McGuinness. The conversation was Chaired by Michelle Darmody – Journalist and founder of Our Table.
April 27th, Procession with Adamstown school children
Today we had a Procession with Adamstown school children. 5th and 6th class marched silently across Adamstown to The Central Field where they walked around the circle, gave a speech to their classmates and performed a ‘land grab’ action.
April 22nd, Yoga Session and Communal Seeding
On Sunday April 22nd we had a yoga session in The Central Field as well as a Communal Seeding gathering.
April 19th 6th class, Adamstown Educate Together
The students of 6th class of Adamstown Educate Together school participated in a workshop involving mirrored perspex and the making of seed bombs.
March 29th Studio Visit
Today we had a lovely studio visit with Sheena Barrett, Larry Dooley, Aidan Maher, Sean O’Sullivan and Debbie Paul.
March 27 Studio Visit
Mary Corcoran, Sociologist and Professor at Maynooth University stopped by for a visit to The Central Field.
March 24th Coin Drop Event
The Central Field Project invited all residents of Adamstown to shape a new land artwork by artist duo Rhona Byrne and Yvonne McGuinness. On March 24th a freshly poured, underground path was ready to accept the coin drop.
March 21st Adamstown Construction Workers
Edward Leavy from Castlethorn Developers and the rest of his crew of Adamstown construction workers came to the site for a visit.
March 15th 6th class, Adamstown Educate Together
Engaged in a listening tour in silence, a grounding workshop and marking spaces they liked on the site.
March 12th 1st Year Adamstown Community College
1st year Students from Adamstown Community School take their Our Central Field badges and make clay land art models.
March 9th: Adamstown Educate Together, 6th Class
We worked with 40 pupils and their teachers Damien and Donal in defining the centre, stone collecting and marking a new pathway from the centre.
We met with Anne Marie and her dog Fudge, John Hassett – a local priest, as well as Adamstown residents.
March 5th: Adamstown Community College 5th & 6th Years
We worked with Adamstown Community College in defining our centre through markers and digging.
Photos by Giulia Berto.