The hard work begins! Today the new team began absorbing different perspectives of Dublin City. The theme for the day was ‘Storytelling of Dublin’, which pushed the team to begin re-remembering the City, reflecting on its character and what it means to be a Dubliner. We were joined by three wonderful guest speakers: Trevor White, founder of City of a Thousand Welcomes a project about the Dublin welcome, Nicky Gogan, who directed Seaview, a documentary about life in Mosney for immigrants, and Jeanette Lowe, a photographer immersed in Dublin City life. They provided stirring insights into Dublin and its identity through their respective mediums of conversation, documentary and photography.
In the afternoon, the team began assembling 20 examples and 20 ideas each, related to the theme of ‘Storytelling of Dublin’. By the conclusion of the Information Soak phase, the team will have assembled 100 examples and 100 ideas, which will function as a well of inspiration and knowledge for the duration of the project.
Nicky Gogan: www.stillfilms.org
Jeanette Lowe: www.jeanettelowe.ie