Ballykinler-Ballykinlar

Ruth Morrow, Peter Mutschler

    Research output: Other contribution

    Abstract

    Ballykinler / Ballykinlar, on the Co. Down coastline with the Mourne Mountains as a backdrop is a village of 250 inhabitants, beside a British army base with 1500 inhabitants. It is a complex situation with a troubled and contested history, reflected by the two different spellings on the village road signs. The village is viewed as having low levels of community capacity and longstanding sectarian problems.
    PS2 has been working with the artist, Anne Marie Dillon and the local community of Ballykinler / Ballykinlar since April 2009, facilitating and curating a range of ‘live’ projects that address the lack of shared community and cultural space. A series of projects has modestly advanced the village’s ambition- realising alternative cultural centres.

    1. Bus Stop (April 2009)
    www.pssquared.org/Ballykinler.php
    2. Rhyzom Network Workshop (June 2010)
    www.pssquared.org/research.php
    3. Beach Huts (March 2011)
    www.pssquared.org/beachhuts.php
    4. Up Down (May 2011) (included village fair)
    www.pssquared.org/UP-Down.php villageworks.org.uk/wp/
    5. Transfer Tests (March 2012)
    www.pssquared.org/streesociety2012.php
    6. Links Community Gardens (May 2012)
    www.pssquared.org/LinksGardens.php
    Original languageEnglish
    Typeseries of cultural and spatial interventions in rural community
    Media of outputmixed
    Publication statusPublished - 2009

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