Friday, 30 July 2010

Hanging Sculptures

Over the past 2 weeks Andrew Kenny was resident in out of PLACE, creating hanging sculptures. These sculptures are small, beautiful and most importantly mobile. Andrew and his team then hung the sculptures around Belfast city centre on Thursday 22nd encouraging members of the public to adopt a sculpture and take it home!

Andrew is currently studying Landscape Architecture. He has a keen interest on urban landscape and the effect of transient greenery.

Thursday, 29 July 2010

FAB Summer School 2010

16th - 20th AUGUST

Talkoot - in Finnish, a gathering of neighbours working together to build or repair

Barn raising was a tradition in the short growing season of Finland* and the American Midwest. In the 2010 Summer School Forum endeavors to apply the notion of the Finnish Talkoot to urban issues. Last year the FAB Summer School gathered 50 people to map the vacant areas of the central- city of Belfast; this is the first time this had ever been
methodically undertaken.. In January the ʻMissing Cityʼ map was published. It effectively presented a condition report for Belfast that sets out quite starkly the need to fill up our city.

This year we want to gather together all those people that will and should inform the development of the north central city.. This area is arguably the most fractured in our city, but it also has a large number of ongoing current projects. - These projects, if brought together in a coherent vision could transform this landscape within the next ten years.

We are asking people from each of the relevant sectors to come together over 5 days in mid August. This would involve taking time out from daily work to collaborate in a creative process that can potentially allow participants to gain new ideas, generate solutions and build new relationships with their adjacent partners in urban renewal. Contributors can participate without necessarily committing their respective agencies to the details of the final outcomes.

The project also has the potential to demonstrate how collaborative regeneration could work if professionals and others from separate agencies and groups can act together to ensure that ʻthe the whole is greater (and more creative) than the sum of the partsʼ. This would mirror the Total Place pilot in England. Our ambition is to demonstrate the value of critical process and to show how strategic projects can reinforce each other for significant economic and social benefit.

Fee for week £50 waged - organisation /£25 Students
REGISTER [email protected]

Wednesday, 28 July 2010

From Conflict to Reconstruction

PLACE and The West Belfast Partnership are holding a feedback consultation session discussing the Andersonstown barracks site, on Monday 2nd August at 6pm in The Glenowen Inn on the Glen Road. Come along and get involved! Visit for more details.

Contested Spaces

Contested Spaces at out of Place: An exhibition of sculptures created using a broad range of digital technology and composited into filmed settings around the city of Belfast, Northern Ireland. The five 'digital' sculptures aim to create debate around the notional value of these spaces, their perceived ownership, and the degree to which that ownership affects the attitudes of those that use them.The project was conceived by the design company Frank, and each of the five sculptures created by different members of the studio's design team. The exhibition will run from 5th - 31st August, and we would love you to join us for the preview on Thursday 5th August 6pm - 9pm.

Tuesday, 27 July 2010

Reconnecting the City

Wednesday August 4th sees the first in a series of lunchobox talk, beginning with 'Reconnecting the City' in assocaition with Feile an Phobail. This discussion, chaired by Mairtin O Muilleoir will highlight current work aimed at reconnecting parts of the city and reconnecting people to the city-making process alongside speakers Gerry Adams MP, Naomi Long MP, Ciaran Mackel and Geraldine McAteer. Admission is £5 including lunch provided by Bagel:Bagel. Advance booking required, contact [email protected] or call on 028 9023 2524.

Friday, 23 July 2010

Paint By Numbers - Eva McDermott

Thursday 22nd July saw the completion of Eva McDermotts paint by numbers creation (Home). The Work explores the fabric of the city, inviting visitors to explore the meaning of Home, providing an insight into the domestic dwellings that comprise our great city.

Wednesday, 21 July 2010

Eva McDermott - Home

Work has started on the final installment of Paint by Numbers at Out of Place, Eva McDermott's Home. The public launch will be Thursday 22nd from 5pm-7pm, come along and colour in until Saturday 24th!

Lantern Workshop 21st July

Thanks once again to Janis Steadman who helped both young and old create some masterpieces for the garden. The lanterns are now all complete and ready to illuminate Belfast!

Tuesday, 20 July 2010

Lantern Making tomorrow at out of PLACE!

Join Janis Steadman again tomorrow morning (Wed 21st) for her third and final garden lantern-making workshop! At the end you will be able to take home your lantern to add some architectural merit to your garden or terrace this summer.

Book online, phone 028 9023 2524 or email [email protected] or turn up tomorrow morning! See a map of the venue here.

Saturday, 17 July 2010

Moving Garden 17th July

Belfast city centre flourished today as a moving garden made its way through the city ending at a secret location. Many thanks to Janis Steadman who held an insipring and colourful gardening workshop and led the procession.

Friday, 16 July 2010

Derry~Londonderry City of Culture 2013: Architecture Programme

Congratulations to Derry on its successful bid to become UK City of Culture 2013!

PLACE is looking forward to working with the City of Culture team and many more partners to deliver the Architecture programme for the year! Check out some of the planned events and themes for the Architecture programme: click here.

Escape Act @ out of PLACE, Sat 17th & Sun 18th July

Escape Act: "Balance" @ out of PLACE

Saturday, 10 July 2010

Paint by Numbers Week 1: Miguel Martin's Meat Street

Miguel and his public collaborators had a lot of fun this week!

Miguel's completed outline:

The eager public gets to work:

Miguel Martin outside the out of PLACE shop unit, with members of the public putting their own stamp on his Paint by Numbers piece:

Next up to the drawing board:

Tues 13th - Sat 17th July, 10am-4pm
Ryan O'Reilly's Day or Night
In an ongoing project called 'Day or Night', Ryan has been documenting and creating work inspired by remnants of signage and typography found amongst the redevelopment of the city. For 'Paint by Numbers', Ryan will invite visitors to explore the variety of lettering and geometric patterns to be found in our urban environment and create a collaborative collage based on these forms and fragments.

Public launch: Thurs 15th July, 5-7pm

RSVP via the Facebook event here

Or find out more on the PLACE Homepage:


Mon 19th - Sat 24th July, 10am-4pm
Eva McDermott's Home
The beating heart of Belfast isn’t City Hall, the Cathedral Quarter, Victoria Square; it lies in the rows and rows of red brick terraces that fan out across Belfast, housing the lifeblood that animates the city. Each home is different. It can be just bricks and stone or a welcome refuge. It can provide shelter, protection and security. It can be so empty. It can be a place to belong or a place to leave. This image will look behind closed doors.

Public launch: Thurs 22nd July, 5-7pm


Paint by Numbers is part of trans urban arts festival 2010:

out of PLACE: a vacant shop unit transformed into a hub for architecture events with children’s workshops, panel discussions and walking tours, as well as music, art installations, and more this summer!

Thursday, 1 July 2010