Forest Stacks is an exciting new community building initiative based in Garvagh Forest. We're working with an excellent team of architects, artists, apprentices, and local people to create temporary public spaces for everyone to use in the forest. A part of the Playstacks initiative, Forest Stacks also contributes to the Garvagh Peoples Forest Project which is currently creating value in the forest with and for local people enhancing the forest, community life and well-being.
Community well-being is at the centre of this project, aiming to use the spaces as a celebratory, community-led gathering place for local people. We are building community as much as we are building spaces. The team believes in the transformative power of gathering through creative cultural activity. When people come together to work collectively, to share aspects of their culture and creative expression, they can create something valuable for themselves and their community.
The Forest Stacks project is delivered in partnership with Voluntary Arts Ireland, Arts Ekta, and the Garvagh People’s Forest Project – Garvagh Development Trust.
Link for More Information
Link to Video showing Social Dimension of Phase 1
The Architecture Team includes Tom McKeogh (former QUB tutor), Gavin Gribben (QUB Architecture Graduate) and Ruth Morrow (QUB)