2011 marks the second year of UNICEF Ireland and Dublin City Council’s Office for Integration “Suitcase Stories” Project and, in partnership with CDVEC, we are delighted to able to include the exhibition in the Programme of One City, One People, once again. Suitcase Stories is an artistic project that brings together a group of the City’s younger citizens to explore and celebrate the great social diversity of the new, multicultural Dublin. The participants share the experiences of migration and integration, and can all trace their own histories beyond the shores of Ireland itself. Over the course of several months, the participants have come together across a series of artistic workshops to explore the nuances of their own identities, and where those identities fit into the new multicultural tapestry of the City, and its people. Each Suitcase Story represents a reflection of a life shared between different cultures and places, the story of how the participants have come to bridge their own cultural identities, the story of their memories of the past and their hopes for the future. The Suitcases themselves represent not just physical journeys, but also the inner journeys that the participants have travelled – their experiences and perspectives of inclusion and integration into the City and its way of life. As Dublin matures into a truly intercultural city, the exhibition includes a variety of artistic pieces that reflect the perspectives of the young participants. Both Dublin City Council and UNICEF Ireland are delighted to add their voices to the Programme of One City, One People and celebrate the great richness and depth that those voices add to the chorus of the City. On view in Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane 18 October 2011-30 October 2011.