a Flaneur project by Fabian Saul
His research trip brings Fabian Saul to Dublin and Newry. While visiting Dublin the author is interested in the O’Connell Street. Known for its monuments and sights the street frequently appears in literature as for example in James Joyce. The function of collective memory in the urban space is one of Saul's core aspects while focussing on activists in this area.
The border location of Newry generated many functions and effects on its small community. Widely known is the violent episode »The Troubles« between 1971 and 1994. During the financial crisis the city became a place of transnational shopping due to its location and in times of the Brexit the regional conflict reappears in terms of drawing up a border question.