Carndonagh native and Havard professor Gareth Doherty is set to conduct in an 18-month research project centring on the Letterkenny and Derry North West City Region.
The Assistant Professor at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design will investigate how this cross-border landscape will be shaped by the economic, political and social realities of Brexit.
“Atlas for a City Region” has been commissioned by Donegal County Council and Derry City and Strabane District Council under the auspices of the North West Regional Development Group.
Doherty said: “The students will engage in everyday life and I will encourage them to walk as much as possible, to experience the landscape and to meet people.”
“The project is about challenging forms of knowledge and bringing landscape perspectives to the North West over time, which includes the fieldwork among communities and also builds upon the students and own imaginations.”
Doherty will lead two groups of students from Harvard GSD on a tour of the region in March.
The project which is being supported by Letterkenny Institute of Technology, ICLRD and Ulster University, will examine how the region will evolve over time, taking into account both the short-term impact of Brexit as well as having a long term perspective.Tags: