Performing Imaginary Healings: The post- conflict heritage of Ebrington Barracks

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Abstract

The name Derry- Londonderry in Northern Ireland attests to how its identity and
heritage remain contested: a key example of dissonant heritage in a historically
divided city. As part of an ongoing peace process following the 1998 Belfast Agreement, the remapping of the urban landscape has been undertaken through the regeneration of key parts of the built environment and specific initiatives to reimage the city. These were given added impetus by the designation of the city as the inaugural UK City of Culture in 2013 to project an image of a city whose historic divisions had been healed. This chapter examines how the site of the former Ebrington military barracks has been transformed to support this process.
I am concerned with how a variety of forms of performance have engendered a
new spatial imaginary, ‘constituted through the lived experiences, perceptions and conceptions of space itself ’ (Wolford 2004 : 410), within which the ethno- religious divisions of the city’s past are healed.
LanguageEnglish
Title of host publicationUrban Heritage in Divided Cities
Subtitle of host publicationContested Pasts
EditorsMirjana Ristic, Sybille Frank
Place of PublicationLondon and New York
Chapter14
Pages223-237
Number of pages15
Edition1st
ISBN (Electronic)9780429460388
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 4 Oct 2019

Publication series

NameKey Issues in Cultural Heritage
PublisherRoutledge

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Healing
Barracks
Heritage
Historic
Urban Landscape
City of Culture
Designation
Northern Ireland
Londonderry
Peace Process
Religion
Belfast
Lived Experience
Conception
Names
Impetus
Derry
Wolford
Military
Inaugural

Keywords

  • Heritage/Cultural Tourism
  • post-conflict heritage
  • performance and heritage

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Maguire, T. (2019). Performing Imaginary Healings: The post- conflict heritage of Ebrington Barracks . In M. Ristic, & S. Frank (Eds.), Urban Heritage in Divided Cities: Contested Pasts (1st ed., pp. 223-237). (Key Issues in Cultural Heritage). London and New York. https://doi.org/10.4324/9780429460388
Maguire, Tom. / Performing Imaginary Healings : The post- conflict heritage of Ebrington Barracks . Urban Heritage in Divided Cities: Contested Pasts. editor / Mirjana Ristic ; Sybille Frank. 1st. ed. London and New York, 2019. pp. 223-237 (Key Issues in Cultural Heritage).
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Urban Heritage in Divided Cities: Contested Pasts. ed. / Mirjana Ristic; Sybille Frank. 1st. ed. London and New York, 2019. p. 223-237 (Key Issues in Cultural Heritage).

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