As organiser Atinuke says- “In the Meath Community Time machine project, we pride ourselves in building relationship among the seniors and the youth across the local community.” That strong cross-generational relationship shines through in these lovely interviews.
Teacher Megan Maguire led the project as Commuinty Organiser in Boyne Community School, Trim. Students ranging from first year to fifth year took part, interviewing seniors in their community and working on unique creative responses inspired by their conversations.
Emma O’Brien is a graduate of The Griffith College BA in Photographic Media. Her photographic practice is concerned mainly with themes of family childhood and home. She documents the personal and the private, domestic landscapes, rural life, small towns and neighbourhoods.
Emma’s work as been published and exhibited nationally and internationally. A career in Social and Community work informs her practice as she has a strong sense of ethics and works collaboratively with her subjects.
Neighbourhood Network would like to thank everyone who participated in this project, especially our brilliant Community Organisers, teenagers and seniors.
Thanks to Meath County Council & Creative Ireland, and all Meath-based community organisations who helped to spread the word about the project. Special thanks to our photographer Emma O’Brien for capturing the amazing portraits that make up the heart of this project, and to Marja Huhta and Ciara Egan for their dedicated work on the website and content.