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Digital Atlas of the former Sean MacDermott St Magdalene Laundry

Digital Atlas of the former Sean MacDermott St Magdalene Laundry

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An interdisciplinary team at QUB will oversee the curatorial work involved in the Digital Atlas of Ireland’s Magdalene Laundries, investigating the lost heritage of the Sean MacDermott St Magdalene Laundry, Dublin. Funded by QUB Engaged Research and the Culture & Society cluster and led by Catherine Blaney (Architect & Lecturer), the team includes Chris Hamill @chamill625 as lead researcher, supported by Dr Colm Donnelly (Building Archaeologist) and Dr Chantelle Niblock (Architecture Lecturer). Thanks to @Heri_Hubhttp://heritagehub.ac.uk/ and @QUBEngagement.

Oral testimonies from survivors, and other fragmentary sources will be combined with a 3D digital model to create a curated Digital Atlas of Lost Rooms at the former Sean MacDermott St Magdalene Laundry, Dublin. The Digital Atlas – an online public engagement tool – will utilise digital interpretation of architectural heritage to research and interpret a difficult, and often overlooked, aspect of recent Irish history.

In collaboration with the Open Heart City collective who will help support and facilitate the research work; Associate Prof. Katherine O’Donnell (UCD), Dr Maeve O’ Rourke (NUI Galway), Prof. Hugh Campbell (UCD), Dr. Dearbhla MacManus (UCD); Justice for Magdalen Research (JFMR); members of Colab81-7, Dún-na-dTuar Architects, plattenbaustudio (Berlin), Denise Murray (MET workshop); UCD MArch 1; QUB MArch Studio 5; The Irish Centre for Human Rights – NUI Galway; and Laura McAtackney @LMcAtackney

QUB MArch Studio 5

Site photograph by Bridget Bale, QUBMArch Studio 5

Digital Atlas

Vision for the Digital Atlas. @chamill625

 

General Survey Plan by William H. Byrne & Son

General Survey Plan by William H. Byrne & Son, 1954. Irish Architectural Archive

See also:

Digitising Ireland’s Sites of Memory


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