Exhibition & Book Launch: How to Design a Building
Thursday 4 December 2014, 6pm - 8pm / PLACE, 7 - 9 Lower Garfield Street, Belfast
We’re launching our new publication, How To Design A Building, illustrated and written by architect Jenny Russell during Late Night Art on Thursday 4 December. The book is a learning tool for children to engage in the process of design and architecture. An exhibition featuring Jenny's original illustrations will accompany the launch event and will run until the end of December 2014.
How to Design a Building can be purchased for £5 from PLACE, 7 - 9 Lower Garfield Street, or online by clicking on this link.
The production of this book has been made possible with the support of a grant from the NIEA NGO Challenge Fund.
PLACE’s Christmas Book Sale
Thursday 4 - Saturday 6 December / PLACE, 7 - 9 Lower Garfield Street, Belfast
Call into PLACE from 4th - 6th December where we’ll have a wide selection of our own publications on architecture, design and photography available, alongside similarly themed titles from other arts organisations and independent artists and designers. We’ll also be selling some special editioned posters, and postcards as ideal stocking fillers. Don't miss this opportunity to pick up some beautiful, informative, local print for your creative family and friends!
The fair will run;
All monies raised will go towards our public programme. For more information please phone 028 9023 2524, or email email@example.com.
Kids Workshop: How to Design a Building
Saturday 6 December 2014, 11am - 12noon / PLACE, 7 - 9 Lower Garfield Street, Belfast
Jenny Russell, writer and illustrator of How to Design a Building will lead a kids drawing workshop that explores the big questions an architect has to think of when designing a building; Why? Who? What? Where? When? How? You are encouraged to think about and design your own building.
Suitable for children aged 7-11. This workshop is free but spaces are limited so booking is essential.
The production of this book has been made possible with the support of a grant from the NIEA NGO Challenge Fund. This workshop is part of PLACE’s City Saturdays programme, which is supported by Belfast City Council Arts & Heritage Small Grants Funding.
Talk: Undocumented - The Architecture of Migrant Detention
Wednesday 17 December 2014, 12noon - 1pm / PLACE, 7 - 9 Lower Garfield Street, Belfast
Undocumented: The Architecture of Migrant Detention (The Architecture Observer, 2014) is graphic novel that documents the invisibilized architectures of incarceration. Situated in Canada, this book explores the growing global industry of immigration detention, and questions the role of architectural design in the control of migrant bodies in such spaces. Using the conventional architectural tools of representation, we spatialize and confront the silenced voices of those who are detained and the anonymous individuals who design spaces of confinement.
The presentation and conversation will focus on questions of architectural ethics in the design of spaces of confinement such as prisons and detention centres, and place it in a larger context of global migration and displacement.
Tings Chak is a multidisciplinary artist and architect whose work draws inspiration from anti-colonial, migrant justice, prison abolition, and spatial justice struggles. She is an organizer with No One Is Illegal - Toronto and the End Immigration Detention Network.
Books will be available for sale. For more information please visit: www.undocumented.ca.