Fiona Woods

Where is public space in Limerick? Where do communities access culture?

For the next Workspace Social, join us with Fiona Woods for FREE*SPACE Critical Cartography #3 – a collective mapping event to build a counter-narrative of the city. By contributing your views, questions and local knowledge to the mapping and discussion, you will support the development of a representation-from-below – a space of common interest. The theme for Critical Cartography #3 at Ormston House is Threshold Spaces.

Admission is free and all are welcome. Don’t forget to bring your lunch!

About Fiona Woods:

Fiona Woods is a visual artist whose practice crosses critical inquiry, artistic intervention and international research collaborations. Her current work, FREE*SPACE, examines the reality of public and counter-public space in Limerick city. Working through dialogues, actions and events organised in collaboration with others, FREE*SPACE sets out to draw people together to share views, practices and/or actions towards the production of spaces of common interest in the city. Woods is a Fiosraigh Award PhD researcher at Dublin Institute of Technology. She lectures at LSAD and NCAD.

About Critical Cartography:

Critical mapping is a tool to produce collectively knowledge relating to diverse realities in the city, bringing hidden and unrecognised questions to the surface. In critical mapping, knowledge is shared on a horizontal space without hierarchy. FREE*SPACE Critical Cartography actions attempt to disentangle the actual, material conditions and diverse realities of urban space from normative representations of space in the city.

You can find out more about Fiona and FREE*SPACE here.

New to the Workspace Social?

The Workspace Social is a weekly event developed as an alternative format for artists’ talks and networking. Every Thursday, a local or visiting artist is invited to join us for lunch: to discuss a recent project, to share new research or to propose an activity. Participants are welcome to bring along their lunch and to eat with the artist.

The Workspace Social is programmed by Ciaran Nash for Spring-Summer 2018.


Workspace Social #37: Fiona Woods Thursday 8 March 2018, 1-2pm Image: photograph from FREE*SPACE Critical Cartography #1, courtesy of the artist.
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