The Just City/Counter Narrative Neighbourhood Artist

Common Ground is delighted to announce that Cork based artist Kate O’Shea has been awarded The Just City Counter Narrative Neighbourhood residency award 2020.

Kate’s project ‘HOW MUCH IS ENOUGH?’ is in response to the Just City and she will work with Common Ground and a mix of local activists, Irish and international artists, academics and urban planners to create ground breaking and effective artistic practices and events that challenge spatial injustice in and across Dublin 8.

Each of Kate’s collaborators on ‘HOW MUCH IS ENOUGH?’ work within fluid and emergent social practices in Ireland and America. These are social practitioner Eve Olney (IRL), urban planner Erin O’ Brien (IRL), cultural worker Josh MacPhee (USA), artist Dawn Weleski (USA) and artist Amy Ní Mhurchú (IRL).

Kate’s socially engaged artist practice and collaborative projects include;  The People’s Kitchen (2016-present), The Living Commons (2018-present) ; SPARE ROOM: Art Architecture Activism, with Co-Producer Dr. Eve Olney (2017 – 2019);  The Laboratory of Common Interest with Fiona Woods (2019) and Durty Words; a co-production publication with graphic designer Victoria Brunetta and 134 international contributors (2016 – 2018).

The Just City, the Counter Narrative Neighbourhood residency award 2020 marks arts organisation Common Ground’s 21st year.  The Just City is funded by Common Ground through its annual Arts Council funding and supported by Create Ireland.

Photographs: ‘Durty Words’ – Daniel Potts, Piquant Media.    ‘The People’s Kitchen’ – Shane J Horan