Date: 07 Jul 2022
This summer will see five Limerick communities work with a creative partner to explore an aspect of Decarbonisation that is meaningful to them.
Limerick City and County Council in partnership with University of Limerick are excited to announce five creative-community partnerships who will work on a project over the summer exploring Climate change and their community.
Decarbonising Together will focus on learning and doing together, and will use Limerick’s Citizen Innovation Lab in Sarsfield Street, as a collaboration hub. This new space for observation, co-creation and experimentation places citizen participation and creativity at the heart of Limerick’s mission to decarbonise by 2050.
Decarbonising Together is funded by Creative Ireland in partnership with the Department of the Environment, Climate and Communications through the Creative Climate Action fund. It is one of only 15 projects around the country awarded funding in 2022. The Creative Climate Action Fund promotes a creative approach to illustrating and to making the changes needed to address climate change.
Limerick Civic Trust are one of the community organisations taking part. They hope this project can be a catalyst for climate action across the organisation. “We talk a lot about system change and acting locally; this project celebrates the potential for Limerick Civic Trust to become a pioneer seeding environmental system change, working in and with local communities. It's all about the people that will keep the heart of the city ticking into the future” said Maeve Stone of Cracking Light Productions who will collaborate with Limerick Civic Trust on the project.
Garryowen are another city community determined to take action when it comes to climate. “Garryowen Community Development Partnership (CDP) are excited to gather climate-related ideas and solutions by working with artists to have a
"community conversation ". “We want to co-create a sustainable community to ease the burden of climate change related issues for our residents”, said John Buttery, Garryowen CDP Manager.
An open call process was used to recruit both the five communities and their creative
s partners. The successful partnerships are as follows:
Follow the communities through their Decarbonising Together journey at www.citizeninnovationlab.ie and @CILLimerick
- Garryowen CDP partnered with Veronica Santorum & Daniel Clancy
- Island Community Partners partnered with Patrick Mulvihill of Amicitia and Heather Griffin
- Limerick Civic Trust partnered with Cracking Light Productions, Maeve Stone and Alex Gill
- Munster Indian Cultural Association partnered Chelsea Canavan & Deirdre Power
- Meadowbrook Residents Association partnered with Wrkshp Architects