Funded projects 2018

Beyond the peace lines: exploring the impacts of landscape boundaries social inclusion in Belfast

The project aims to examine whether the historical physical boundaries associated with sectarian segregation in Belfast remain influential in how people engage with and value the city’s landscape. In addition, the project will explore how ethno-cultural norms have led to the creation of invisible borders between and within communities, and how the changing development landscape of the city is addressing existing division.

Applicant: Dr Ian Mell, who leads a multi-discplinary team from the Universities of Manchester, Salford, Brighton and Ulster, UK


CLIP – Coastal Landscapes and Inclusive Planning in the West of Ireland

CLIP – Coastal Landscape and Inclusive Planning is a PhD research project that investigates stakeholders’ perceptions and attitudes to the landscapes of the west coast of Ireland with an aim to identify contrasting understandings of these landscapes. The aim of the study is to enhance knowledge about the production and consumption of coastal landscapes, answering  the question “how can community perceptions of coastal landscape and heritage become a transformative vehicle for landscape justice and conflict resolution for a sustainable future of coastal areas”?

Applicant: Maria Pafi, Queen’s University, Belfast, UK


Investigating the relationship between the imposition of colonial power and the landscape in the Comeragh Mountains, County Waterford, Ireland

The aim of the project is to trace, map and analyse landownership in the Comeragh Mountains from the 1600s until the present day.  It will investigate the extent to which the development of these physical and cultural boundaries resulted from British colonial authority injustices and how the topography of this marginal, upland landscape contributed to these changes.

Applicant: Emily Shakespeare, Waterford Institute of Technology, Republic of Ireland


Actions to address the scientific isolation of the Sitia Geopark local community

The aim of the project is to support the local community of the Sitia UNESCO Geopark overcome its present scientific isolation by enabling it to establish and operate an auxillary but essential scientific governance mechanism to help it defend itself against planned injustices as well as to empower itself, to take positive actions in formulating a sustainable strategy and implementing it for their area.

Applicant: Kalliope Pediaditi, independent researcher, France

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