StreetSpace Superdiverse Streets and Heritage at Risk
StreetSpace is a research and teaching project at Queen’s University Belfast, led by Dr Agustina Martire, with the collaboration of scholars from architecture, planning, history, geography, sociology and sound. StreetSpace seeks to understand the significance of superdiverse streets, by analysing their physical, historical and experiential aspects. It explores streets that risk losing their distinctive identities, while seeking to understand and value their diversity and complexity. This multidisciplinary and international project aims to provide an alternative way of planning, preserving and developing streets. The exhibition shows the work developed in the project’s summer workshops and MArch studios of the last 2 years.
On May 12, the Superdiverse Streets Symposium will explore a series of case studies in Belfast, Europe and beyond. Keynote: Matthew Carmona, Professor of Planning and Urban Design at the Bartlett School of Planning, UCL.
On May 22, the Heritage at Risk Streets Symposium will address the very pressing issue of the demolition of the built environment. Issues of community heritage, heritage practice and global heritage will be discussed throughout the day.