Showing posts with label Symposium. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Symposium. Show all posts

Tuesday, 7 January 2014

Thesis Symposium | Thursday 23 January | QUB, David Keir Building, Belfast

The 2014 Architectural Thesis symposium will be held on Thursday 23rd January at Queens University Belfast. 

Thesis Symposium 2014

Now in its third year this day long event seeks to discuss the role and value of the thesis to architectural culture generally and will include presentations from graduates of seven schools of architecture as well as contributions from practitioners and educators. Last year over 250 students attended and the event proved invaluable for many in the building of contacts between the schools and sharing of advice and ideas about the challenges and fruits of this body of work. 

Entry is free and all are welcome. The event will be of particular value to students in their final or penultimate year of formal study. 

The symposium will take place in the David Kier Building, Stranmillis Road, Belfast, BT95AG.

More information is available at

Tuesday, 15 October 2013

European Walled Towns Symposium | Thursday 24 October 2013, Derry~Londonderry

The Symposium takes place from 23 - 26 October 2013 and is hosted by the European Walled Towns Association, Holywell Trust and Derry City Council.

European Walled Towns Symposium

Through an engaging programme of lectures and activities 'Historic Towns - Walled Towns' aims to bring different communities in Europe together to share their expertise and local experiences in the following fields, and particularly against the backdrop of the economic crisis:
  • Balancing heritage conservation with job creation & regeneration priorities;
  • Engaging people and business in heritage;
  • Heritage management in post-conflict or contested spaces;
  • Creating a heritage legacy from Cities of Culture.
Speakers from various backgrounds and nationalities will present their best practice examples and three elaborate workshops allow delegates to engage in local challenges. Additionally, there is ample opportunity to connect with other delegates in a number of social events.

Historic Walled Towns - Walled Towns | Thursday 24 October 2013


Monday, 30 September 2013

Space: A Social Agenda / Friday 18 October / The Braid, Ballymena

Ballymena Borough Council, Braid Arts Centre & Mid Antrim Museum in partnership with PLACE will host 'Space: A Social Agenda' on Friday 18 October. The symposium will explore the links between art, architecture and society. 

Speakers include:
  • Arthur Acheson (Architect and Chair of the Ministerial Advisory Group)
  • Cara Courage (Arts and Culture Consultant and PhD researcher at University of Brighton Doctoral College - Arts, Relocalism and the City)
  • Ciaran Mackel (Architect and founder of ARD, Academic and non executive director of PLACE)
  • James Hennessy (Landscape Architect and Urban Designer at The Paul Hogarth Company)
  • Jo Anne Butler & Tara Kennedy (Artists and Architects, Culturstruction)
  • Marianne O’Kane Boal (Art and Architecture Critic)
  • Michael Corr (Creative Director of PLACE, Architect and co-founder of Pie Architects, London)
  • Tom Keeley (Writer, Educator, researcher and publisher)
  • Torange Khonsari (Architect and co founder of Public Works, London)
  • Richard Harris (Co founder of Upstart Dublin)

Date: Friday 18 October 2013
Time: 10am - 4pm
Venue: The Braid, Bridge Street, Ballymena, BT43 5EJ
Cost: £15 (including lunch)
Booking: Online (click here) or by phone (028 2563 5900)
Note: There is a 10% online booking charge. Bookings made by phone directly to the Braid will not incur an additional fee.

For further information contact symposium organiser Marianne O’Kane Boal: [email protected] / 0035385 7687757.

Monday, 26 April 2010

Future of Housing Symposium

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University of Ulster will host a half day Symposium on Friday 21st May, examining the future challenges and opportunities facing the housing association sector locally.

Held at the University of Ulster’s Jordanstown campus, this event will provide an open forum discussion among all the key stakeholders involved in social housing development and management. It will cover the following themes:

· Assessment of the impact of reduced public expenditure on the Social Housing Development and Supporting People programmes

· The challenges and opportunities of enhanced partnership working for housing development and management; including procurement and mergers

· The need for an effective approach to governance and regulation, based on a framework that is effective; proportionate; outcome focused; risked based and manageable for all parties

· Consideration of new delivery mechanisms for affordable housing (e.g. developer contribution; private sector leasing; opening up competition for Housing Association Grant) and the culture change that this requires

· Exploring the potential of housing associations providing mixed tenure through ‘build for sale’ initiatives, and regeneration aimed at tacking spatial deprivation

· Discussion on the need for reform of the allocations framework and Shared Future housing

Confirmed speakers include:

Heather Cousins - DSD

Simon Hamilton - Chair of the Social Development Committee

Richard Clark - ConsultCIH

Ian Elliott - Oaklee Housing

Paddy McIntyre - NIHE

Wednesday, 24 March 2010

Lives and Spaces Symposium tomorrow!

Above: Image of Ormeau Baths Building via John D McDonald on Flickr

Lives and Spaces: Art, Architecture and the Public
Thursday 25th March 2010, 9.45am - 3.30pm
Ormeau Baths Gallery, Ormeau Avenue, Belfast
Admission: £5 (lunch included)

‘The Lives of Spaces’ was Ireland’s entry to the 11th Architecture Biennale in Venice 2008. To coincide with the exhibition in Belfast, OBG and PLACE present this major symposium which will look at the intersection of art, architecture and curating within the public realm, through exhibitions, public art and the built environment.

A range of speakers from backgrounds in art, architecture, curating and commissioning will come together to address overlapping issues facing these professions. The symposium aims to initiate dialogues which support healthy local collaboration and communication between these areas.

Schedule below:

// 9.45am Registration and Coffee

// 10.15am Curating Architecture
Curating Architecture will examine the role of a Curator and the potential for architecture in an exhibition context. The discussion will explore how best to communicate architectural practice and ideas beyond the architecture itself.

Chair: Professor Hugh Campbell: Professor of Architecture (UCD) and Co-Curator of ‘The Lives of Spaces'
John Reid: Partner, Robinson McIlwaine Architects
Nathalie Weadick: Director of Irish Architecture Foundation (IAF) and Co-Curator of ‘The Lives of Spaces'
Denis Byrne: Architect and Curator of Darcspace Architecture Gallery
Jo Anne Butler and Tara Kennedy: Culturstruction

// 11.15am Coffee Break

// 11.30am Creating Public Spaces
Creating Public Spaces will examine how the public realm is developed in Northern Ireland. The discussion will explore how streets, squares, parks and riverfronts etc are created using architecture and landscape. It will examine the role of building uses, finishes and public use of the spaces. It will also lead to the afternoon discussion on public art.

Chair: Michael Hegarty: Director PLACE
Barrie Todd: Ministerial Advisory Group (MAG)
Robert Kidd: DSD
Doug Elliott: 22 over 7 architects
Ailbhe Murphy: Dublin-based Visual Artist and co-founder of Vagabond Reviews

// 12.45pm Lunch Break and Lives of Spaces Tour

Nathalie Weadick and Professor Hugh Campbell will give a short tour of ‘The Lives of Spaces’ exhibition at 1pm

// 1.45pm: Commissioning Public Art
Commissioning Public Art will examine how and why public art is commissioned. The discussion will explore the nature and quality of art in the public realm and explore why some artists undertake this work while others do not.

Chair: Marie Louise Muir: BBC
Noirin McKinney: Director of Arts Development, Arts Council Northern Ireland
Philip Napier: Visual Artist and Head of Fine Art/ Sculpture at NCAD
Annette Moloney: Curator + Collaborator and ex-Public Art Specialist with Arts Council of Ireland.
Ciaran Mackel: ARD Ciaran Mackel Architects

// 3pm Closing Comments

You can still register now by contacting Ciara Hickey at OBG via email CHickey AT or phone 028 90321402. You can also buy tickets on the door.

We hope to see you there; otherwise we'll be tweeting and blogging about the symposium tomorrow!