Staring on Streets
Launching 19 December 2016
A WEB RESOURCE TO CONSIDER AND CELEBRATE THE LESSER-SPOTTED OBJECTS AND IDIOSYNCRATIC ELEMENTS THROUGHOUT BELFAST; THE THINGS THAT MAKE OUR ARCHITECTURE AND PUBLIC SPACES UNIQUE.
It traces two routes across the city, along which we have highlighted the maker’s mark, the bits of the city that are unfamiliar, overlooked, handmade and exist without fanfare. Using this as a guide you will discover hand painted signs, detailed stone carvings, intricate metalwork and more.
In an age where mass production and machine manufacturing are the norm, this map is an opportunity to slow down and consider the craftspeople who have designed and built our city, by hand. This is not a comprehensive manual to be formally navigated, but rather, a tool that gives you a multi-functional, informative index, a walking strategy, a photographic pocket guide to help you get lost.
This resource was commissioned by PLACE, and is developed and designed by Jane Butler, Mitch Conlon,Tom Hughes and Robin Price.
Site Photography by Simon Mills.