The experience and negotiation of the material fabric of place and landscape in Ireland is undergoing transformation with the establishment of new motorway systems. Oppositions of territory and flow, temporality and space, geography and historicity emerge as critical parameters here in the context of a global process accommodating the interactions of producing and consuming economies. The European motorway E01, one of a number of such roads connecting Irish ports with continental European destinations, links the edgelands of Spain, Portugal and Ireland. Structures encountered and understood as they function locally are reevaluated in a wider international context as complex planning and spatialising concepts, aspirational contours in a contemporary cartography of power.
Jane Cummins • Victoria J. Dean • Kelsey Lennon • John MacMenamin • Tara Raftovich • Lewis Rankin • Sonja Smith •