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Thursday, 3 January 2013

Citizen Urbanists Writing Workshop | 17 & 24 Jan, 9am - 1pm

PLACE are running a two day writing workshop at which participants will be encouraged to write about and critique architecture and design. Writer, curator and critic Marianne O'Kane Boal will lead the course which coincides with our Citizen Urbanists exhibition.

Photo by David Bunting.


Participants will meet the people who help shape Belfast: architects, community workers and city officials. From gathering material through interview and debate to reviewing and publishing, you will develop your critical skills, your interview technique and your written work.

Who Should Participate?

The workshop will be of interest to architects, planners and other built environment professionals, and students of the professions. It will equally appeal to writers, journalists, bloggers and those working in media.

But the course is open to all, and you don't need a degree in architecture to attend. In fact, if you just have an interest in architecture or design, you will learn a lot over an intensive couple of days, and you should come out with a fresh approach and lots of new ideas for your writing.

Booking Details

Date / Time: Thurs 17 & 24 January, 9am - 1pm
Price: £20 per person
Location: PLACE, 40 Fountain Street, Belfast, BT1 5EE
Booking: http://citizenurbanists.eventbrite.com/
Contact: [email protected] / 028 9023 2524

About the Facilitator

Marianne O'Kane Boal MA is an art and architecture critic. She has written extensively on art and architecture over the past 13 years. She writes regularly for the Irish Arts Review, Perspective, Living Design, and Architecture Ireland. She has edited a number of publications and written monographs. She has curated over forty exhibitions including ‘Kings of the Tides: Maritime Paintings from Belfast and Cork,’ ‘Two Minds: Ten Artists and Ten Architects’ Belfast and Dublin, ‘Building our Children’s Futures: Best Practice in School Design’.

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