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StreetSpace maps

StreetSpace maps

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The workshops were held in August 2015 (North Street) and November 2016 (Castle Street). The North Street workshop was organised by recognition of the value of that very significant street in Belfast City Centre, at risk of major redevelopment and demolition. A series of scholars were invited to talk about their own methods for analysing streets. This led to the organisation of 4 groups: historical geography, sound, photography and urban design. The Castle Street workshop was more structured and built up on ideas of the previous workshop. This led to four groups of analysis: history, sound, aspirations and perceptions. In both workshops, for two days the groups worked on the maps, using a range of documentary and visual sources such as historic maps, images and newspaper material, to better understand the ways in which these spaces have been understood, used and negotiated in the past. Photography on site and recordings were used to understand the visual and auditory qualities of the spaces. And finally, interviews and surveys were done to help us understand the current importance of streets for people. The publication is a curated selection and reinterpretation of the maps produced by Agustina Martire and Anna Skoura during the workshops.

https://go.qub.ac.uk/streetspaceresearch


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