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StreetSpace is a research and teaching project at Queen's University Belfast, led by Dr Agustina Martire, which seeks to understand the significance of local mixed streets, by analysing their physical, historical and experiential aspects. This multidisciplinary and international project aims to provide an alternative way of planning, preserving and developing streets.


Workshop - City Hall – 17-18 June 2019

This year the focus is on the Clifton Gateway (Donegall Street, Clifton Street and Crumlin Road). This will be a two-day workshop to explore the complexity of these streets in Belfast. We will explore people's experiences, memories and histories and create a set of maps to reflect these. We will also investigate the potential of these streets to provide fair, accessible and diverse places for people. This workshop is based on the one-year live project carried out by students of the Masters of Architecture, in collaboration with Anthropology and Film Studies at QUB, the Department for Communities and Belfast City Council. We will develop a series of activities that will lead us to 6 new maps of the Clifton Gateway.


Exhibition - PLACE –20 June-31 July 2019

The maps and proposals of the live project will be exhibited together with the new set of maps produced in the workshop. The exhibition is free and open to the public.


Queen’s University Belfast

June 2019


Project coordinator

Dr Agustina Martire


Editors and convenors

Dr Agustina Martire

Andrew Bryce

Jonathan Yau


Ethnography tutors

Dr Kayla Rush

Anna Skoura


Film Crew

Caleb Roberts

Peter Young



Department for Communities



Belfast City Council



Belfast Building Trust

Belfast Charitable Society

Great Place North Belfast





Supported by

Culture and Society  



Architecture Students

Aaron Duffy

Adam Moore

Aisling Madden

Andrew Bryce 

Dermot O'Neill

Eline Combes

Eugenia Yi Chun Lai

Eve Turkington

Franck Adandé

Glenn McNamara

Léa Vandekerckhove Jonathan Yau

Lorna McCartan

Naomi Smyth

Shane Carville

Sinead Cameron





Monday 17th June

9.00 – Registration

9.30 – Launch by Lord Mayor John Finucane

9.40 – Introduction Agustina Martire

9.50 – Making Space for Each other – Clare Mulholland

10.00 – group organisation

10.15 – groups walkabout

12.00 – Pecha Cucha – 4 talks x 7 minutes

Manuel Ramos – Lisbon

Jane Clossick - London

Riccardo Marini - Glasgow

Bedour Braker – Hamburg

12.45 – lunch

1.30- 5.00 – work in groups - fieldwork

7.00 – dinner


Tuesday 18th June

9.00 – Work in groups – fieldwork + prepare presentation

12.00 – Pecha Cucha – 4 talks x 7 minutes

Massimo Santanicchia - Reykjavik

Birgit Hausleitner - Delft

Tatjana Capuder Vidmar – Ljubljana

Agustina Martire - Belfast

12.45 – Lunch

1.30 – work in groups – prepare presentation outcomes

4.00 – group presentations

5.00 – Reception


Thursday 20th June

18.00 – opening Exhibition PLACE

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