NatureRX

Curator : Kaethe Burt-O’Dea
Community partners: Bí Urban, DIT Visual Communications, Design Communications, Action Research, DIT Environmental Sustainability Health Institute
Date: 2018 – 2020
Website/Social Media: http://desireland.ie/
Commission type: Open Call. Exhibition, interactive lifeline, products, texts
Commissioner name: Grangegorman Public Art Working Group, Grangegorman Development Agency
Per cent of art: Yes

 

Background

Inspired by the concept of the ‘Green Prescription’ – prescriptions given by doctors for hours of active engagement with nature ach week to improve physical and mental health – during 2018 Bi Urban provided a six-month ‘NatureRX’ programme for residents of all ages and backgrounds to explore their personal connection with nature in the North West Inner City. Each participant received a ‘NatureRX’ Journal designed for this project by DIT Visual Communications students along with local maps and a work area to support their creative nature journalising process. During 2019 NatureRX will build the process from 2018 to engage ten communities linked by the Lifeline Greenway.