Women’s stories are rarely front-page news.
And worse still, as time passes, women’s stories and histories are often forgotten completely; so much so that historians, academics, journalists and various organisations have made discovering, telling, and teaching these tales a huge part of their raison d’etre.
At UCC this month, lecturers from the School of Education, and the Department of Sociology and Criminology are coming together to host a tóraíocht (a hunt) which aims to uncover the historical, storied lives of women, using a walking history and maker workshop.
The Feminist Folklore Forage will take a walk through the grounds of UCC to learn about the lesser-known women’s stories that decorate the campus and will later create artefacts inspired by these stories from found and foraged materials on the walk in an effort to preserve their memories.
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This event is part of the Design and Crafts Council of Ireland’s Irish Design Week – a national agency for craft and design in Ireland- which is hosting events around the country from November 13th-17th.
Toraíocht: A Feminist Folklore Forage at University College Cork takes place on Monday, November 13th from 2pm-5 pm and is completely free of charge.
To book your spot and join the forage for women’s stories and folklore, head to the Design Crafts and Council Ireland website here.