Tuesday, 3 February 2009

"your space or mine?" launching this week!

You are cordially invited to the opening of your space or mine?, an exhibition which asks...

Do current urban renewal and development models offer hope of shared and integrated futures for interface communities?

What role can interface communities have in determining their future development?

What role do architects have in any of this?

Funded by the European Union Peace 2.1 programme, through the Northern Ireland Community Relations Council, this exhibition has its roots in a request by an interface community group to place community interest first in proposals for a key river-front site close to the Brandywell/Fountain interface in Derry/Londonderry.

The resulting project involved Derry City Council, DSD, statutory and private development agents and included poetry sessions, art workshops, guerrilla gardening and temporary urban transformations in determining community ambition.

While proposing creative ways to discover and release lockedin social, cultural and financial capital in contested spaces, project recommendations also direct these valuable resources towards sustainable and shared futures for interface communities.

The exhibition will be on show from Thursday 5th to Saturday 14th February 2009 at

The Architecture and Built Environment Centre for Northern Ireland
40 Fountain Street

Opening: 6.00pm-7.00pm on Thursday 5th Feburary 2009, in association with Late Night Art.

For more information please see the "your space or mine?" website:

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