Above, L-R: Garrett Carr and Aisling O'Beirn speak to Rebekah McCabe and Conor McCafferty. Photo: Simon Mills.
This July on The Infinite City, listen out for interviews with professionals whose careers have intersected with the city of Belfast and with the work of PLACE. But first, this week, we’re excited to share a two-part live episode.
In October 2018, Rebekah and Conor invited four special guests to join them for the first live episode of The Infinite City podcast, recorded in front of an audience at the Sonic Lab in Belfast.
This live episode was the closing event of Open House Belfast, an architecture festival organised by PLACE that invites the public inside the city’s best buildings, engineering projects and artists’ studios. After a weekend of building tours, site visits, talks and artist performances, it was great to sit down with people who have studied the city (both Belfast and cities more broadly) to talk about urbanism in Belfast and beyond.
Our venue was the amazing Sonic Lab at Queen’s University. We had four guest interviewees, including the writer Darran Anderson and the architect Agustina Martire, both of whom who you’ll hear in part 2. But first, in this episode, Aisling O’Beirn discusses her artistic work on the politics of place through site-specific projects in Belfast, and writer Garrett Carr, author of The Rule of the Land: Walking Ireland’s Border, tells us about his experience making maps in the edgelands and subverting official mapped spaces. Plus, a reading by the writer Eunice Yeates and a performance by Mark McCambridge, who makes music as Arborist.
The Infinite City Summer Season 2019
Episode 1: Aisling O'Beirn and Garrett Carr
Producers and Hosts: Rebekah McCabe and Conor McCafferty
Guests: Eunice Yeates, Aisling O'Beirn, Garrett Carr, Mark McCambridge (Arborist)
Event Team: Maggie McKeever, Stuart Gray, Caroline Magowan, Amelie Pollet, Maria Postanogova, Jenny Stewart, Gerard Tinney
Photography: Simon Mills
SARC Technical Team: Dave Bird, Craig Jackson
This live episode was made possible thanks to the support of Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios, Arts & Business NI, British Council and Belfast International Arts Festival.
The Infinite City is a project by PLACE. Our Summer Season 2019 is supported by Belfast City Council.
The Infinite City is our podcast. Through it, we tell stories of people and place, design and belonging, survival and celebration in Belfast & beyond.
Supported by Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios & Arts & Business NI.
Music for Season One composed by Conor McCafferty.
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