The Rural Reimagined: Connecting Irish and Scottish Artists and Writers


The objective of The Rural Reimagined is to enrich connections and establish new links between Irish and Scottish artists and writers whose creative practices focus on rurality.

Leading this 6-month project is Dr Ciara Healy-Musson as PI (Institute of Technology, Carlow, Ireland), and Professor Mary Modeen, as CI; with Dr Iain Biggs, DJCAD Honorary Research Fellow, as Consultant. It will include two practicum, one in both Ireland and Scotland, and a moderated web-based forum, with the intention of leading to further collaborative projects.

Assisted by the Royal Irish Academy and the Royal Society of Edinburgh, this project will support new methodologies for engaging diverse publics in their rural heritage as a means of increasing environmental awareness. The project recognises a developing spectrum of interest across the arts in the complex value of rurality.