Lecture by Dr Agustina Martire – April 2016
Belfast Encadenada. Autopistas, disturbios y suburbios –
Buenos Aires – Universidad de Buenos Aires
Santiago de Chile – Universidad Católica
The Regional plan for Belfast was first published in 1963. The motorways laid out by the plan radically transformed the fabric of the city, leaving it practically unrecognisable. The political conflict of the last decades of the twentieth century was a catalyst of these transformations, but this process was neither unique nor particular of Belfast. this presentation explores the transformation of the urban and human fabric of Belfast to discover the processes that allowed the destruction of the city and its streets.