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The practice-based research presented in this online archive set out to bring different ways of knowing and being into proximity, with a view to to enacting spaces of common interest and, later, enacting modes of commoning towards the production of a shared or common resource.


Acts of collective and embodied meaning-making took place across the work, supported by a set of strategies and infrastructures - material, conceptual, aesthetical and relational - that were put in place for that purpose. 

The practice-based research in its entirety was supported by a relational infrastructure made up of people, institutions, events and cultural spaces. It was through that matrix that Free*Space and The Laboratory of Common Interest took shape. That matrix is mapped as a dynamic graph that can be viewed here [click and drag nodes, or double-click for info].

Generosity, goodwill, trust and support were given in abundance, by so many people. Heartfelt thanks and credit is due to the following people for co-producing and/or supporting these works: Kate O' Shea; Ciaran Nash; Ger Walsh; Mark Howard; Lucia Pola; Gianna Tomasso; Anna Blair; Michael Cleary; Ed Carroll; Victoria Brunetta; Aoife Barrett/ Print Van Go; Joe Harrington; Mary O' Donnell; Baerbel Schleuter; Bernardine Carroll; Julie Griffiths; Maeve Collins; Pauline Conroy; Edel Geraghty; Circle of Friends, Moyross Women's Group; Pavithra Kannan; Andrew Collins; Peter Brazier; Frank Hall; Nat Schastevn(a); Evgeny Shtorn; Alexander Kondakov; Dr Anne Mulhall; Ahmet Öğüt/ Silent University; Bulelani Mfaco; Dr Conor McCabe; Treasa O' Brien; Mary Jane O' Leary; Mark Garavan; Torange Khonsari/ public works; Eve Olney; Rionach Ni Neill and Kate O' Shea/ The Living Commons; Ann Lyons, Kevin Ryan, Pauline Goggin, Joanna McGlynn, Julie Griffiths, Bernadette Divilly, Maeve Collins and Gianna Tomasso/ Lacuna Reading Group; Kerry Guinan; Don Sheehan; Olivia Furey; James Kearney; Jim Furlong; LizAnn Doyle; Ger Reidy; Pauline Goggin; Trudi van der Elsen; Monica Spencer; Rod Stoneman; Matt Gidney; Dara Waldron; Muireann De Barra; Andrew O' Toole; Glen McGuigan; John Elliott; C. McCarthy; Liz Ryan; Deirdre Power: Mary Conlon and Niamh Brown/ Ormston House; Louise Masterson; Dr Susan Halvey; Javier Buron: Creative Communities Limerick; Limerick Soviet 100 committee, Urban Co-op, FabLab/ University of Limerick, Limerick City Gallery; The Gaff; Old School; Technological University Dublin; University of Limerick; Limerick School of Art & Design; Dr Glenn Loughran, Prof. Noel Fitzgerald; Dr Anthony Haughey; Dr Alan Grossman; Moira Sweeney, Fiona Whelan, Val Bogan (RIP), Giovanna Rampazzo, Shireen Shortt, Roisin Boyd, Fiona King/ CTMP Research Group; Dr Jeannine Ni Uadhaigh; and most of all my family - Andrew, Eve, Romy and Jolie who sacrificed so much to make it possible for me to do this work. 

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