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Thursday, 26 April 2012

somewhereto_ shoot a short film



Young film-maker Ian Templeton needed somewhere to shoot his first short film, entitled The Chair.

He got in touch with us and working with a local estate agent, we were able to find him an empty house which was perfect for the film he wanted to make. See the results above, or watch it on YouTube.

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Ian's project was enabled by somewhereto_, a movement to liberate underused, disused and empty spaces in the UK and get everyone thinking creatively about their communities. somewhereto_ is run by PLACE in Northern Ireland, and funded by Legacy Trust UK, creating a lasting impact from the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games by funding ideas and local talent to inspire creativity across the UK.

Saturday, 21 April 2012

Sounds of the City at the MAC



Sounds of the City is a community project and exhibition commissioned by the MAC (Metropolitan Arts Centre) and led by artists from the Sonic Arts Research Centre (SARC), Queen’s University Belfast.

The project explores the relationship between sound and community, uncovering the sounds of everyday life and the ever-changing Belfast soundscape.

Over four months, the SARC artists worked with two intergenerational groups in Belfast to capture the unique sonic qualities of our city’s places, events and stories.

The project has been brought to life via five sound installations that you can hear throughout the MAC. The installations explore daily life in Belfast from our industrial heritage, to the local family home through identity and memory.  The exhibition is shaped by past and present experiences of workshop participants from Dee Street Community Centre in East Belfast and Tar Isteach in North Belfast.

SOUNDS OF THE CITY was created by Pedro Rebelo, Rui Chaves, Matilde Meireles and Aonghus McEvoy.


Dates: 20th April 2012 – 19th June 2012

For more information visit www.soundsofthecity.info

Niall McCullough lecture at QUB - Wed 25th April

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Niall McCullough gives a guest lecture for ARCSOC at Queen's University Belfast on Wednesday 25th April at 18:45.

Sandy Row: A Vision

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A group of final year Architecture students at Queen's University Belfast have assembled an exhibition showcasing their project work on Sandy Row in Belfast.

With the help of PLACE and somewhereto_, the students are exhibiting their work at the Art Tank at Gental Dental Care, Lisburn Road, for one night only on Thurs 3rd May from 6-9pm.

All are welcome to attend. See the poster above for more information.

Tuesday, 17 April 2012

3 days and 3 nights to design and build: Stuttgart 2012


Kunstverein Wagenhallen and 72 Hour Urban Action International
proudly present...

APPLY NOW FOR
72 HOUR URBAN ACTION STUTTGART 2012


10 Teams | 10 Sites | 10 Missions | 3 Days and Nights to Design and Build

APPLICATION IS OPEN UNTIL MAY 26th 2012
TAKE OFF JULY 11th 2012 | LANDING AND AWARDS JULY 14th 2012

Watch the Stuttgart 2012 Promo: http://youtu.be/z_wUT1QUZgM

UAHS/Home and Dry 'Spotlight on lime' Seminar: 20th April


Click the flyer above for more details of this event. Registration through the UAHS: info@uahs.org.uk / 028 9055 0213

Monday, 16 April 2012

Patchwork City / City of Limits

Alberto (Al Azar) Martinez García is a student at the Escuela Tecnica Superior de Arquitectura de Madrid in Spain, and a reporter for Plataforma Arquitectura. He visited Belfast in February 2012 - here he gives his impressions of the city as an urbanist and a visitor.

Patchwork city - image by Alberto Al Azar.

BELFAST – PATCHWORK CITY / CITY OF LIMITS
Belfast does not appear uniform. It is broken, interrupted, inducing different urban situations, full of spatial content - marked by the routes one can make around the city. Its history impacted on its citizens. Its citizens formed its architecture which in turn created heterogeneous urban landscapes - and which eventually became an urban mosaic, a patchwork city interrupted by its boundaries.

Tuesday, 10 April 2012

Access for All poster

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From the Australian Institute of Architects, a useful poster for architects to assess the access requirements in their projects.