Place of Dead Roads
Description of chosen placeThe central area, Dunbar Link. This is presently a substantial stretch of barren/sterile tar.
What do you imagine the space could be?Proposals include: tree/shrub planting along entire stretch, row of sculpture support uprights these would feature a set of pre-installed brackets and holes ready to receive a large variety of items. In Dublin these same medians are all being filled with trees etc – so it can be done. The one at Dunbar Link is particularly dismal. There are others – Belfast is full of them. If the verticals I have proposed were installed they would act like linear individual plinths, and could be assigned to schools for filling in with objects, wires, etc. like totems, and refreshed at regular intervals. Once in place, the other version is to offer them to the wider creative community. “If you build it, they will come.”
Submitted byJohn Waid
February 19, 2023