Saturday, 11 December 2010

Life Between Buildings - Gorey, County Wexford

Call for Ideas and Research

Student Paul O'Brien's concept for a drive-in in Gorey, County Wexford

Life Between Gorey’s Buildings
Open Call For Innovative Ideas and Research

STUDENTS zine a new Irish Contemporary Art Zine has collaborated with a recent pedestrianisation initiative in Gorey, Co. Wexford called Pedestrianise Gorey Main Street. Pedestrianise Gorey Main Street’s core aim is to show that there is support within the local for more pedestrian friendly streets. Its page that can be found on Facebook has received an overwhelming amount of support and encouragement, because of this we at STUDENTSzine have decided to issue an open call for innovative ideas and research titled Life Between Buildings.

Life Between Buildings
Life Between Buildings believes that towns across Ireland should open up, invite and include people in their development, having different activities and possibilities and thereby ensuring multiplicity and diversity. With this open call Life Between Buildings wants to encourage, support and promote the ideas, capabilities and problem solving abilities of Artists, Architects and Urban Designers in developing innovative research projects and sustainable solutions.

What we are looking for are creative ideas that encourage pedestrian / bicycling friendly streets that could be applied within the town of Gorey, whether interesting new street design or layout to possible events that could take place there. Let your imagination and creative abilities go wild.

All ideas submitted will be uploaded to the online gallery on

If you are not familiar with the town-space of Gorey you can place yourself directly within the town by checking out google maps  and searching “main street, gorey, Ireland.”

About Gorey
Gorey is the principle town in north County Wexford situated 52 kilometres north of Wexford Town. It is linked to the towns of Wexford and Enniscorthy by the N11/M11 National Primary route, which also links the town with Dublin and other urban centres along the eastern coast. The town itself is 95 kilometres from Dublin. The Strategic Planning Guidelines for the Greater Dublin Area show the Greater Dublin Area extending as far south as Arklow, which is identified as a 'Large Growth Town II’. The completion of the Arklow by-pass has improved its accessibility to the capital and has put Gorey - only 16 kilometres south of Arklow - within commuting distance from the larger employment centres of the Dublin Region. (Local Area Plan 2010, P. 5)

The vibrant Gorey area has always had a strong history as a market town and is now one of the most popular and sought after areas in which to live. With the completion of the new bypass Gorey has become a town that can lead the way in progressive pedestrian / bicycling friendly initiatives.

We at STUDENTS zine and Pedestrianise Gorey Main Street are looking forward to your new and exciting ideas and proposals.

Any individual, collective, school, college or university eligible to apply:
To get involved
Please submit all works to [email protected]

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