Wednesday, 26 March 2014

Are you an architect who works with colour?

PhD student Pamela Topping, studying at the Faculty of Art, Design, and the Built Environment at University of Ulster, is seeking architects to participate in her research. 

Pamela is researching colour as an experiental element in interior spaces for people with dementia.  Her research is aimed at developing ways of making information about the use of colour in the built environment more accessible to those involved in designing health environments for people with dementia. She will be looking at current practice and approach to colour selection, colour decisions and how practitioners are informed in making final colour decisions for dementia design.
Pamela is hoping to locate architects who have an interest and/or experience in the application of colour in dementia design and who are keen to contribute and advance knowledge in dementia design from a architectural and design perspective.  

If you can be available for individual interview that will last about 30-40 minutes, contact Pamela at  

This study has full ethical approval from the University of Ulster; all interviews are confidential with the participants remaining anonymous.  

Friday, 21 March 2014

[Updated] Landscape Institute NI - Invitation to Tender for Event Management

LINI Big Event 2014 and Invitation to Tender for Event Management

LINI committee and Events Team have been making preparations for a conference to be held this year. The conference seeks to celebrate 50 years of the landscape architectural profession in Ireland and Northern Ireland, whilst at the same time providing a critical outlook on future Northern Ireland prosperity by linking social wellbeing and health to economy and environment - using the opportunity to review the landscape architectural profession both past and present to inform the direction of Northern Ireland's future capabilities.

We are now seeking persons interested in carrying out Events Management for the conference on behalf of LINI. Please see the Invitation to Tender [PDF], which provides further information on the event. We invite proposals from all interested parties.

Proposals should be submitted to Peter Hutchinson, LINI Chair, by Tuesday 11th March 2014.

For further information, please contact Peter at or Tel 028 9066 8205.


The Landscape Institute is the professional body and regulator for landscape architecture. Under its Royal Charter the Landscape Institute is charged with protecting, conserving and enhancing the natural and built environment for the benefit of the public.

Registered as a Charity in England and Wales, No. 1073396

Thursday, 6 March 2014

Ulster Festival of Art and Design begins 10 March

Don't forget the Ulster Festival of Art and Design, hosted by University of Ulster, kicks off next week.

Some of our highlights:
10 March, 10:00 - Drawing Dialogues
10 March, 19:00 - Jeremy Hunt - A Journalist's Passion for Art and Architecture
11 March, 13:15 - Peter Maybury
12 March, 13:15 - Stephanie McDonald, 6a Architects

See the full programme at

Wednesday, 5 March 2014

Vacant to Vibrant: Exchange / 19 & 20 March / Strand Arts Centre, Belfast

Vacant to Vibrant: Exchange is a two-day event that will discuss international and local solutions to vacancy. Hear from decision makers, academics, artists and urbanists about inspiring projects that engage with and transform places and spaces. The conference also marks the launch of a new PLACE publication, 'Vacant to Vibrant: Rethinking Town Centres', featuring case studies of projects tackling vacancy and essays examining the issue in terms of culture, urban policy, retail and activism. 

Wed 19 March, 9.30am - 4pm / Conference & Book Launch

Xavier Boneta Lorente, Barcelona City Council / Eddie Bridgeman, Meanwhile Space / Heather Carr, Arts & Business / Michael Corr, PLACE / Donagh Horgan, Multidisciplinary Design Strategist / Michiel van Lersel, Founder, Failed Architecture / Mark Minkjan, Editor in Chief, Failed Architecture / Heather Ring, Wayward Plants / Ola Wedenbrunn, Docomomo

Thurs 20 March, 9.30am-11.30am / Talk & Panel Discussion

Dominic Cools-Lartigue, Street Feast / Wayne Hemingway MBE, Hemingway Design / Shane O’Toole, Architect, Critic & Historian

Vacant to Vibrant: Exchange is supported by the NGO Challenge Fund and the British Council.
Vacant to Vibrant: Rethinking Town Centres is supported by Arts and Business NI.