The 100 Archive charts the past, present and future of Irish design by publishing notable communication design projects selected following an open call. Each year, an annual selection of 100 examples of contemporary communication design are chosen.
The exhibition Cork 1920: The Burning of a City kicked off a landmark centenary year for Cork City and its role in the War of Independence. Hung in the historic St. Peter’s church in the centre of the city, the exhibition uncovered thought-provoking stories, archival material and compelling witness testimony to this remarkable chapter in Cork City’s history. It was a chapter that saw two Lord Mayors die tragically, the imposition of martial law and the British crown forces’ image of invincibility wane.
The tension-filled year of 1920 came to a head with the devastating arson attack on 11 December as British Auxiliaries set fires around the city, destroying lives, homes and businesses. The burning of Cork is considered the most extensive single act of terror carried out during Ireland’s nationalist struggle.
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