Where Giants Rest and Territories are Marked: A Tale of Modernism in the North West Coast of Northern Ireland

Lesley McIntyre*

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This exploration will uncover, amplify, and explore the wonders of Modernist traces within the North Coast of Northern Ireland. Historically, architectural focus on Northern Ireland has centred around 1. ‘the troubles’ and 2. Belfast or Londonderry/Derry. In exploring a coastal and rural territory, elements of creative practice via photography and print-making practice will - for the first time – make a recording of architectural moments within the North Coast of NI. In a place where Giants Rest and Territories are Marked, a visual essay will make explicit forensic readings, community narratives (old and new) and local vocabulary/slang. From Portstewart Town Hall to modernist fragments found in rural hamlets, the collection of images will include a range of architectural scale, while touching on themes such as the Anthropocene, ‘the troubles’ and difficult heritage.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages4
Specialist publicationThe Modernist
PublisherThe Modernist Society
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2024

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