Reimagining Borders and Communities Workshop

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This workshop focused on bringing young people (aged 12 to 16) together in a university setting to think about how segregated neighbourhoods, divided by interfaces and peacewalls, might be reimagined. Using printed photographs they took whilst conducting fieldwork, participants created their own maps outlining the challenges they identified in communities and they ways in which might be addressed. The maps were used then as prompts for discussion around the theme of boundaries, divisions and the reimagining of communities. This workshop had a number of important outcomes:

1) It gave young people a space to vocalise their thoughts on important issues such as segregation, borders and identity in Northern Ireland;
2) It engaged young people from a hard to reach group-young people who had been through the Care network in Northern Ireland and for which university is not always accessible.
Period24 May 2023
Event typeWorkshop