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The Senator George J.Mitchell Institute
for Global Peace, Security and Justice

MWB Derry Londonderry

Derry/Londonderry 'Storymap' 2017

Crossing the Border, Crossing the Foyle

As part of the Derry/Londonderry 'Sounding Conflict' Project in Northern Ireland, we asked research participants working with Musicians without Borders, to create narratives related to sound, place and conflict from their perspective using Storymap. Storymap is a tool developed by ‘Knightlab’ at Northwestern University in the United States which enables users to construct narratives with a strong sense of place and movement, and for our purposes, also a strong sense of sound.

Here, MwB participant Annette McNelis takes a journey from her home in Buncrana, County Donegal, across the border into County Derry and then across the Peace Bridge in Derry City itself, reflecting on the differences between the experience and sound of this journey to her memories of making the same journey during the height of the Troubles.


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