boom or bust tour 2010
a re:public project for temple bar gallery
The DIY landmark tour was an alternative tour of some landmarks in Dublin
city that bore witness to the demise of the Celtic Tiger. The landmarks
in question are seemingly unorthodox including incomplete construction
projects such as the skeleton of the Anglo Irish Bank headquarters, where
work was abandoned due to the collapse of the bank.
The tour can be taken without a guide, participants use the
drawings on free leaflets provided to locate the landmarks
and see if they are
still there. The tour looks at the ways in which citizens come to know
and shape their cities, the places where they live and work.
This project was part of ‘Re:Public, Can Anything Happen in Public
Anymore’, Temple Bar Gallery, Dublin.
Photography A. O'Beirn