Spring 2019

Future Forms

What will Cork city look like 200 years from now? And what can we do to positively shape the future form of our urban environment? 

Presented as part of Cork Chamber 200 celebrations, Future Forms invited participants from Cork schools, third-level education and community groups to work with artists to create future visions of what our urban environment will look like 200 years from now. The project explored ideas of active citizenship and encouraged all participants to think about the different ways in which we can positively influence the form of our city. 

Throughout the Spring, more than 1000 young people have visited the museum to take part in creative workshops exploring climate action, developments in transport, the future of design and sustainable architecture.   

A showcase exhibition of the artworks was presented in Gallery 1 from 14-17 March 2019 to present the imaginative ideas of the next generation of Corkonians and to invite viewers to consider their creative and civic responses to the future form of our city. 

Project curated by Fiona Kearney and Tadhg Crowley 

Project facilitator: Lucia Taeubler

Contributing groups include Beaumont Boys NS; Children from Glouthaune Direct Provision Centre; Children from Kinsale Road Direct Provision Centre; Christian Brothers Preparatory School; Cólaiste an Phiarsaigh, Glanmire; Cork Educate Together Secondary School; Cork Life Centre; Davis College Mallow; Gaelscoil Ui Drisceoil, Glanmire; Glasheen Boys NS; Glasheen Girls NS; Morning Star Boys NS; Our Lady of Good Counsel Special School; Scoil Chill Ruadhain, Glanmire; Scoil na nÓg, Glanmire, Scoil Mhuire agus Eoin, Mayfield; Scoil Mhuire Dripsey;  Scoil Mhuire Junior School; St. Aloysius Girls Secondary School; St Finbarre’s NS; St Marie’s of the Isle NS; St Patrick’s Infants NS; Togher Boys National School; Traveller Girls from Spring Lane; UCC Economics Students; UCC Sámh Society; UCC STAR Society; UCC Students Union.