Global Action Plan is delighted to be working in partnership with the Irish Architecture Foundation on the ‘Reimagine’ project, which is funded by the Creative Climate Action Fund. This project will work with 3 communities over the course of the project.
‘Reimagine Cloontuskert’ is the first of 3 Reimagine projects that will work with communities living in Bord na Móna villages in Roscommon, Offaly and Longford.
In the 1950s, the Irish Government funded the construction of a number of workers’ villages in locations as planned communities for those who had come to the midlands to work for Bord na Móna. Workers’ Villages is a commemoration of their legacy and an exploration of what we can learn from these villages and their designs as we move towards a sustainable future. It’s one of 15 projects from all around the country that is being funded by Creative Ireland through its €2 million Creative Climate Action fund, which look at using creative methods to build real change in communities to fight climate change.
We strongly believes that engaging with and supporting communities like these is an essential facet of a just transition away from fossil fuels. We will support the community and architects throughout to engage together in creating a project that celebrates the ingenuity and resilience of the community, and connects to the community’s own climate action goals.
As part of the partnership with Irish Architect Foundation, we are providing the following supports to the project and community
- Support of Reimagine Clinics with communities
- Workshops for community sustainability and climate action
- Integration of impact evaluation into the programme
- Provide insights and expertise into behavioural change
The project runs from September 2021 to November 2022.
Find out more about the Reimagine Project
Find out more about Reimagine here – https://reimagineplace.ie/