We are a voluntary environmental and creative industries project which connects with a range of community initiatives in N Ireland through our ConnectivityNI network.
We are a voluntary environmental and creative industries project which connects with a range of community initiatives in N Ireland through our ConnectivityNI network. We aim to help alleviate poverty and its associated negative impact on communities which are marginalised by the trauma of recent past in NI and lack the capacity to secure resources for positive change.
We want to help achieve ‘real’ peace in N Ireland through dialogue, positive engagement and equality for all citizens who have suffered the trauma of sectarian conflict. This requires change to fundamental power structures which currently exist in our society to perpetuate poverty, injustice, exclusion and inequality. The change we want involves individuals, communities and networks creating organic self-empowered challenges to existing power relationships and helps re-orientate our understanding of traditional value and belief systems through evolving rather than deterministic power relationships. This change is both symbolic and tangible to marginalised communities providing hope, guidance and empowerment to underdeveloped, resourced and excluded participants in the current ‘peace process’ opportunities. Our approach is experientially informed, academically grounded, creatively experimental and educationally focused using environmental and creative industries learning tools.
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