Una Mullally

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100 Ways Dublin Will Look In The Future

As part of their 100th issue, the excellent Totally Dublin magazine has a feature this month titled ’100 Ways Dublin Will Look In The Future’. 100 Dubliners gaze into a crystal ball and try to figure out what the future …

Wed, Jan 16, 2013, 10:42

   

As part of their 100th issue, the excellent Totally Dublin magazine has a feature this month titled ’100 Ways Dublin Will Look In The Future’. 100 Dubliners gaze into a crystal ball and try to figure out what the future holds for the city.

You can read it here.

(illustration via TotallyDublin.ie)

My two cents:

Dublin is the MacGyver of cities. Squeezed of resources, it will continue to make do with what it has, with often mindbogglingly imaginative results. Now I’m not saying a city can flourish on paperclips and blonde side-partings alone, but as a wise person once said: you don’t give people things to make them creative, you take things away from them. That adage goes for everything but people, especially young people. The future of this city rests in the minds of those who make the decision to stay here and mold it for themselves. The future doesn’t look like anything. It’s a blank page. 

They also have a conversation with my partner in rhyme Vickey Curtis, and Come Rhyme With Me contributor and PETTYCASH founder Oisin McKenna.