Our Future Foyle

Design to improve the experience of the river Foyle surroundings

How can design reimagine an area that has come to be associated with poor emotional wellbeing?

The River Foyle runs through the city of Derry-Londonderry in Northern Ireland. The fast flowing river acts as a natural divide between the two sides of the city. For various reasons, this six miles of waterfront has become synonymous with negative connotations. As the peace process in Northern Ireland continues, the river is now seen as a neutral platform for a series of social and cultural interventions to intervene and increase the city’s positive outlook towards the riverfront.

See 2016 project

Research Associates:
Lizzie RabyRalf Alwani

Project Leaders:
Jonathan WestDr Jo-Anne Bichard

Research Partner:
Public Health Agency, Northern Ireland