Public Work


Repurposing an empty shop to engage visitors in questioning approaches to development.

Public Work revived an empty shop in the town’s East Square where over a 10-day period, visitors could consult research and documents that traced the history of infrastructural and industrial development policies within the region. Eco-village settlements, road development, rail networks and factories funded by speculative foreign investment all featured in an installation accompanied by a moving image work about the history of Shannon Development, a now defunct regional quango that continues to haunt the managerial and bureaucratic regimes of the Mid-West.

Participants: Members of the Askeaton community

As part of Askeaton Contemporary Arts’ Welcome to the Neighborhood Residency