Upcoming Events and Exhibitions
Memory and Meaning in Downtown Belfast: A Creative Workshop
Saturday 15 June, 10am – 4pm
As we approach the 50th anniversary of the outbreak of violence in Northern Ireland there is a need to negotiate memories and stories and to consider how best to share these across generations.
While much public remembrance focuses on familiar forms; monuments, memorials or museum exhibits – Kate Catterall has been exploring innovative ways to mark the period of Troubles through ‘mnemonic’, or memory devices; objects or images that prompt and can be harnessed to initiate conversations in a way that enables stories to be remembered and shared.
The workshop will include an exploration of the city centre as it is now, a conversation about how The Troubles might be remembered, and support participants as they create their own guidelines and proposals for memory makers.
Who should participate?
Artists, teachers, writers, designers, policy-makers, school pupils, communities, journalists, musicians, story-telling, grandparents, and you.
RSVP and further information:
+44 (0)28 9023 2524 firstname.lastname@example.org
Kate Catterall email@example.com
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So What? Making Research Public
With Kate Catterall
4pm, Sunday 16 June 2019
Free, all welcome
You are cordially invited to participate in a conversation about how the Troubles might be remembered in Belfast City Centre. This is an opportunity to share concepts generated during recent workshops, share stories and view an exhibit of related materials.
So What? is an occasional 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.
A Photographic Walkabout
12pm - 1.30pm, Sunday 23 June 2019
£10 plus booking fee
Join Belfast-based architect and photographer Aidan McGrath (McGonigle McGrath Architects) on a walk around the city, where we'll be looking at and talking about architecture, viewing it with a fresh perspective.
Organised in partnership with Belfast Photo Festival 2019.
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Street Space Workshop
Belfast City Hall
Monday 17 and Tuesday 18 June 2019
This year's two-day workshop focuses on the Clifton Gateway (Donegall Street, Clifton Street and Crumlin Road). We will create a set of maps based on people's experiences, memories and histories, and investigate the potential of these streets to provide fair, accessible and diverse places. Places are limited, but the event is free and open to all. RSVP is mandatory for catering purposes. More information and book...
Exhibition opening: Belfast StreetSpace
Convened by Dr Agustina Martire
From 6pm, Thursday 20 June 2019
After the success of the StreetSpace workshop of 2018 we are delighted to repeat, focusing this time on the Clifton Gateway (Donegall Street, Clifton Street and Crumlin Road). The results of the year-long collaborative project and the two-day workshop will be shown in the exhibition. The work was carried out by students of the Masters of Architecture, in collaboration with Anthropology and Film Studies at QUB, the Department for Communities and Belfast City Council.