Exhibition: 12-22 May
Symposia: Friday 12 & Monday 22 May
StreetSpace is a research and teaching project at Queen's University Belfast, that seeks to understand the significance of superdiverse streets, by analysing their physical, historical and experiential aspects. This multidisciplinary and international project aims to provide an alternative way of planning, preserving and developing streets.
The exhibition shows the work developed in the project’s summer workshops and MArch studios of the last 2 years. The exhibition
shows three specific streets in Belfast that are in process of redevelopment: North Street, Castle Street and the south corridor made up of Bedford Street, Dublin Road and Botanic Avenue using various maps and models.
An international section will have a series of projects in poster format that explore the multidimensional values of streets developed by partners of the project in the UK, Ireland, Italy, Egypt and the Netherlands.
On May 12, the Superdiverse Streets Symposium will explore a series of case studies in Belfast, Europe and beyond. Keynote: Matthew Carmona, Professor of Planning and Urban Design at the Bartlett School of Planning, UCL.
On May 22, the Heritage at Risk Streets Symposium will address the very pressing issue of the demolition of the built environment. Issues of community heritage, heritage practice and global heritage will be discussed throughout the day.
The exhibition is public and free. If you want to participate in either of the events please contact Dr Agustina Martire at firstname.lastname@example.org. Tickets are free but places are limited.
ask an architect
13 - 19 May 2017
ask an architect is an annual event that takes place over a single week each year. During that week, architects across all of Northern Ireland will offer their services free of charge, giving advice to those considering a building or renovation project, all for a charitable a charitable donation of a minimum of £40 to local charity The Jill Todd Trust, in partnership with Friends of the Cancer Centre. ask an architect will give members of the public the opportunity to get expert advice from a chartered architect on building projects of all shapes and sizes.
The initiative is organised by the Royal Society of Ulster Architects (RSUA), PLACE and the Jill Todd Trust. Thanks to our sponsors who cover administrative costs and provide critical pro bono services, 100% of all funds raised by ‘ask an architect’ will be used by Friends of the Cancer Centre to support local cancer research through clinical trials at the Centre for Cancer Research and Cell Biology (CCRCB) at Queen’s University, Belfast.
Visit www.askarchitect-ni.com for more information
The ‘Science’ of Cartography is Limited – Mapping Belfast’s Myths
PLACE, 7-9 Lower Garfield Street, Belfast, BT1 1FP
Friday 21 April - Friday 5 May 2017
Opening event - Thursday 20 April 2017, 6PM
Over the course of his PhD, research student and architect Andrew Molloy developed a unique practice-based mixed methodology allowing the city to be considered as a process rather than a product.
In developing a non-ideological approach to urbanism highlighting the importance of tacit poetic interpretations when it comes to spatial understanding, Andrew both examined a series of maps of Belfast and attempted to map the city himself. This exhibition brings together these mappings – including planning documents, unrealised architectural proposals, GPS tracings and films – allowing their relative successes and failures to be assessed.