Common Ground and CREATE are pleased to partner on this panel discussion which will explore the issue of sustainable cities, land access, food access, and spaces of commoning and public sites in urban space.

It will seek to explore the potential of collaborative practice to make critical interventions in the urban landscape in order to reveal alternative futures and propose new forms of collective co-operation among diverse publics.

The event draws on artist, Seoidí­n O’ Sullivan’s HARD/GRAFT project as part of her Common Ground CITIZEN ARTIST award and her recent experience of the inaugural Hyde Park Art Center and Sweet Water Foundation residency exchange programme with Irish Museum of Modern Art and Create.

Chaired by internationally renowned artist educator Dr. Gregory Sholette, the panel comprises of artist Seoidí­n O’ Sullivan, artist Fiona Woods and Chicago-based artist architect Emmanuel Pratt from the Sweetwater Foundation situated in Chicago (via Skype).

Both Fiona Woods and Emmanuel Pratts’ respective practices connect urban and rural collaborative practice in Ireland to international initiatives that share innovative approaches to developing inclusive urban and rural ecologies.

Bookings to be made through IMMA at from Oct 24th

Please Note: The talk event will be prefaced at 12.45 by a visit to local community gardens in Rialto, led by Seoidí­n. Meeting point is St Andrew’s Community Centre 468 South Circular Road Rialto D8. This event is restricted to 10 places and booking is separate to talk event. Please email

Gregory Sholette’s visit to Ireland has been made possible through Transactions #2, a 2017 partnership between NCAD, Fire Station Artists’ Studios and Create.