LifeWorlds: Space, Place and Irish Culture International Conference, Galway

Dancing in the Kitchen (Bridie Callinan and Kathleen O’Loughlin, Co. Clare). Photograph by Christy Mc Namara© 1993-94

Dancing in the Kitchen (Bridie Callinan and Kathleen O’Loughlin, Co. Clare). Photograph by Christy Mc Namara© 1993-94

I’m very much looking forward to returning to Galway to attend the following conference and catching up with people I met at the Galway Dance Days with Art Geography Ireland  last summer and meeting new contacts. Its fantastic to see networks of activity that are deeply attending to place evolving in Ireland. My practice supervisor Iain Biggs will be speaking on a panel: ‘framing the rural lifeworld’  on ‘Re-framing and Critical Solicitude: Tensions in Re-imagining Ecosophical Cultural Praxis Relating to Rural Lifeworlds’

The international conference Lifeworlds: Space, Place and Irish Culture, hosted by the Ómós Áite: Space/Place Research Network, will take place at NUI Galway, 27-30 March 2014. Conference sessions, plenary lectures and the mapping workshop are free and open to the public.

Lifeworlds: Space, Place and Irish Culture specifically focuses on the centrality of space and place in Irish ’lifeworld’ experiences, both within the geographical boundary of the island of Ireland and the migrant spaces of the Irish diaspora. The conference brings together a unique network of international scholars and community-based practitioners in an effort to broaden our understanding of the role of space and place in the construction of modern Irish culture and identity at home and abroad.

Conference panel sessions and plenary lectures will take place at NUI Galway.

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