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?

These are just some of the questions addressed by a research project based at Queen’s School of Architecture and led by Dr Agustina Martire. The research group has held a series of events, including a two day workshop to analyse North Street in the Museum Building; an outdoor exhibition during Culture Night Belfast; and one of a series of reading group meetings. People involved in the project include members QUB schools of architecture, planning, history, geography, sound arts, sociology and psychology. The project also involves members of PLACE; UAHS; Belfast City Council and the MAC.

The initial findings of the research project will be presented as a paper in the Spaces and Flows Conference in Chicago on October 16th.

For more information on the project go to:

The reading group will meet next on November 4th in 15 Chlorine Gardens.

If you are interested in participating in the reading group please contact


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