Niamh McCanns flag flying at Fort Dunree

At Artlink Fort Dunree the group met again – this time to get to know each other and come up with a plan for how the project will continue. Through facilitated creative discussion individuals introduced themselves to the group and then created a list of their skills and expertise alongside a list of their personal aims for the project.

We used ‘Paired listening’ to talk about why we were interested in the project and what ‘border’ meant to us before developing a set of three priorities using a technique call 2-4-8 Consensus. As we were at Fort Dunree and for half of the group it was their first time we visited the museum and watched a film about the history of the fort. The fort was one of several locations that remained part of the British Empire after Partition but it was handed over to the Irish State in a ceremony between two brothers in law in 1938.

Notes from the session are available to project participants in the message boards section of this website.