The key to biodiversity is local.
Local solutions, local life and local action. And there are plenty of grassroots projects around Cork that get people to think differently about how we treat our local spaces and species.
Practising biodiversity is a key objective of ‘KinShip’, a long term public art initiative based in the 170-acre Tramore Valley Park, a former landfill site south of Cork City.
To celebrate World Biodiversity Day, leading artists Marilyn Lennon and Sean Taylor have announced the Becoming Kin Big Weekend at Tramore Valley Park.
Taking place this Saturday and Sunday, it offers a range of exciting, free ‘citizen-led’ events including walks, talks and workshops which promote this year’s theme ‘Building a Shared Future for All Life’.
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“This project is an opportunity to develop a new relationship, to ‘become kin’, with the park, modelling care as a civic responsibility to all its inhabitants,” said Lennon and Taylor.
“This is a space to alter our mindset about the relationship we have with the natural world, to address the legacy of ‘throw away’ culture and to engage with new modes of managing waste.”
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