Exhibition: Signs of our Time
Thursday 6 December - Friday 14 February
Tracing the history of signwriting in Belfast over its venerable history, Signs of our Time views the medium through a lens of class, community and commerce. Project participants will display a range of material gathered and produced over the 12-week programme, including sketches, photographs and examples of handpainted signage that they have produced. Time-lapse film and audio recordings featuring master signpainters will also chart the development, decline and subsequent resurgence of the medium in recent years. Join us for mince pies and liquid refreshment for Late Night Art from 6pm.
We're also developing a website alongside the practical programme. We're inviting you to submit your images of handwritten or 'ghost' signs to this archive, where they'll be credited to you and added to a map of signs that characterise our urban landscape. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to contribute your images. You can also follow the project and submit images via Instagram and Twitter. You can read more about the project here. This project is made possible through funding from Heritage Lottery Fund.
So What? Making Research Public
Next event: Tuesday 12 February 2019, 6pm
So What? is a monthly forum held throughout the academic year. It provides a platform for research students, academic staff, and recent graduates to present their work in a new setting, build new connections, and improve academic transparency. It's open to all disciplines with an interest in Northern Ireland, planning, architecture, space, society, and the built environment.
On Tuesday 8 January 2019, we were joined by the Odd One Out group who presented on Architecture and Migration, and Dr Dave Loder on Decolonising Land Reclamation: Disentangling the Proto-geology of Belfast City Harbour.
Call for abstracts - deadline extended! New deadline: 25 January 2019. More...