Jan 2021 - Ongoing

Freedom of the City

A creative consultation project that invited young people to inform the Cork City Development Plan.

In partnership with Cork City Council and UCC's Centre For Planning Education and Research, the Glucksman devised a creative programme for young people to participate in the consultation phase of the Cork City Development Plan. Primary, second and third level students in Cork city had the opportunity to explore creative approaches to civic life and to express their ideas for a healthier, greener and more playful city.

The responses of the young people were shared in an exhibition in the Glucksman in Summer 2021 and a film below received its premiere at the Gate cinema as part of our celebrations for Culture Night.

Freedom of the City project team comprises:

Denise Cahill, Cork Healthy Cities co-ordinator, HSE 
Tadhg Crowley, Senior Curator Education + Community, the Glucksman
Jeanette Fitzsimons, Lecturer, UCC Centre for Planning Education + Research
Fiona Kearney, Director, the Glucksman
Hugh Killen, Planning Department, Cork City Council
Helen Lynch, UCC Dept of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy
Fearghal Reidy, Director of Services, Cork City Council

Freedom of the City is funded by Cork City Council.