Join us on the front lawn of IMMA to celebrate Crocosmia x, the next chapter in ‘The Plurality of Existence…’, a collaborative project initiated by Clodagh Emoe with asylum seekers in Ireland, that brings art, poetry and ecology together.
Acting as a new metaphor for diversity in Ireland to question received notions of what is ‘native’ and what is ‘foreign’ Crocosmia x offers a symbol for hope and a gentle reminder of the challenges and obstacles endured by those displaced by political, social and environmental issues. Working with Hallah Farhan Dawood, Ragad Farhan Dawood, Papy Kahoya Kasongo, Fatemeh Bastanalam, Mohamad Fadaie and Romeo Kibambe Kitenge Crocosmia x has cultivated this metaphor through workshops in schools, a site-specific public artwork for Grangegorman and the artwork at IMMA.
The is a free, family friendly event which includes an official opening, poetry readings and refreshments. All are welcome to join us for this celebration.
The event includes poetry readings by Siniša Končić, Marie Claire Mundi Njong and Jean-Marie Rukundo Phillemon. Guest speakers include: Clodagh Emoe (artist), Leo Walsh (National Botanic Gardens), Rory Halpin (Spirasi) and Papy Kahoya Kasongo.
This project has been generously funded by Dublin City Council and ‘…the lives we live’ Grangegorman Public Art. Special thanks to Mary Condon, Head Gardener of RHK/IMMA, Office of Public Works – OPW.
Neighbouring collaborating sites: DIT Grangegorman Campus (DIT, HSE); SPIRASI; Mosney Direct Provision Centre; D7 Educate Together Primary School; St. Paul’s Secondary School, Brunswick St. and St. Joseph’s Secondary School, Stanhope Street.
The publication ‘The Plurality of Existence…’ an anthology of poetry is on sale in the IMMA Shop. Proceeds go to MASI (Movement of Asylum Seekers Ireland)