Friday, 23 October 2015

AIARG 2016 Session 7 - Walking the city: Streets vs Motorways

A series of very good abstracts were sent to the session, but only 4 papers could be accepted. Thanks to all those who submitted their proposals and congratulations to Adam D'Arcy, Tony Duggan, Máirtín D’Alton and Kate Buckley. 

Looking forward to seeing you in Cork in January.

Delighted to have participated in the Spaces and Flows Conference in Chicago.

Presented paper: Walking the City: No More Motorways for Belfast, and was part of a very lively discussion about walk-ability, motorway development, street spaces, cycling and in general the use of streets as public spaces. Gracias Tomas Errazuriz, Milagros Zingoni y Giancarlo Carmelino por un par de dias fantasticos en Chicago.

Monday, 12 October 2015

Many thanks to those who participated in the reading group last Wednesday! It was a really great experience to hear the comments and questions of people with very different backgrounds and experiences. Looking forward to our next meeting on November 4th!

Friday, 2 October 2015

We would like to invite you to participate in the reading group:

Street Space - Redefining the analysis of streets as public spaces for their critical transformation
Streets are key elements of urban space; they are in essence public spaces and connect diverse areas of the city, weaving the urban fabric. How do we analyse street space? How do we communicate this analysis? Can we use a language that different disciplines will understand? How can we use these methods to change/improve street spaces?
This reading group will explore different approaches to the analysis of streets as public spaces. We invite students, academics and professionals of architecture, planning, anthropology, sociology, history, psychology, film, media, arts and any other discipline interested in the analysis of public space.

The reading group will take place in 15 Chlorine Gardens. The next three meetings will be on October 7, November 4 and December 2.

If you are interested in participating, please send an email to