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Reimagine Sessions at Misleór Festival of Nomadic Cultures

Reimagine Sessions at Misleór Festival of Nomadic Cultures



Booking is recommended. Reserve your free place through the Misleór Festival website, here.

For nomadic cultures, a sense of place isn’t fixed in stone. It travels with people and is connected to where they meet, even just for a few hours around a fire. These spaces for connection are usually not on any physical map, have no sign posts and may be invisible to most, but they are of special importance to nomadic placemaking and heritage. Over a morning of talks, presentations and conversation, this event invites you to share the richness of nomadic placemaking, and hear from those who are reclaiming spaces for community.

We welcome you to these special events and invite you to share with those you think may be interested.



10am, Studio 1 – O’Donoghue Centre, University of Galway

Hosted by Nora Corcoran, this event will present a number of mapping and placemaking projects from Ireland and overseas. Nomadic Placemaking is a way of describing how nomadic communities create a sense of place, something which can be creative, temporary and centred around relationships with community and with the natural world. This event will place a particular focus on sharing initiatives connected to mapping nomadic spaces, the important meeting points for culture, community, and connection. There will be presentations from the Missling the Tobar project by Cork Traveller Women’s Network and the Traveller Community Mapping Coolock StoryMap by Pavee Point. As well as invited speakers, there are a limited number of 5-minute slots for those attending to share their own projects.

If you wish to present, get in touch with Bernadine Carroll before 20 September:



12pm, Festival Tent – Fishery Field

Following the presentations, we will make ourselves comfortable in the outdoor camp, and get a chance to connect with others who are interested in how nomadic architecture is celebrated and created. As part of the Irish Architecture Foundation’s placemaking programme, the Nomadic Architecture Meet-Up is a space for discussion, sharing, and building connections around ideas of architecture, urbanism, and the built environment. Coming from communities that have been adversely affected by policies and practices around housing, urban design and placemaking, nomadic architects and other industry professionals have unique and important insights which should be celebrated and empowered. This event is open to everyone, including those from Traveller or Nomadic backgrounds working in architecture, urbanism or placemaking, but especially those who have lived experience of nomadic architecture and wish to share their knowledge with the younger generation.


Photo courtesy of the Galway Traveller Movement.

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