not only the earth we share
Who Makes The City
The Production of Daily Life
In collaboration with Household, Sol Archer has spent time with individuals and groups identifying with contemporary and historical Sailortown and it’s surrounding area: elderly former residents, new migrant communities, local grassroots organisations, and children and young people living in a small post-2008 crash social housing complex.
This process has involved the documentation of oral histories, with a particular focus on historical conditions of labour in the Docks, seafaring, and the now long-gone mills and factories to which Sailortown provided generations of workers.
Harbour Lights Theatre group
Under Which Flag? James Connolly
Liam & Tommy
Vivek & Regina
John, Billy, & Bobby
Marie, Mary, & Sue
This archive will be added to over time.
The documents incorporate personal histories, labour conditions, spatialised recollections, reproductive labour, immigration, religion, international solidarity, poetry, song, city planning, the troubles, the struggle for Irish independence, and the construction of working class community identity.
John Campbell is a former Docker, born and raised in Sailortown. He has published a number of collections of poetry and novels about life in Sailortown and the decasualisation and disempowerment of the unions.