Conference Timetable

Thursday 25th January 2018

5 pm Registration Opens

5.45 pm WELCOME: Gary A. Boyd, Head of Architecture, Queen’s University, Belfast and Greg Keeffe, Head of School Natural and Built Environment, Queen’s University, Belfast (Room O1:052 Lanyon Building (above Senate Room))

6 pm KEYNOTE SPEECH (Chaired by Gary A. Boyd) (Room O1:052 Lanyon Building (above Senate Room))

Professor Mark Swenarton – Cook’s Camden: The Making of Modern Housing

7.30 pm CONFERENCE DINNER (French Village, Botanic Avenue, 5 mins walk)

Friday 26th January 2018

9.00am to 10.40am SESSION 1

(POST) CONFLICTED PUBLICS
(Chair: Clare Mulholland, Queen’s University, Belfast) (Room OG.0.33 Great Hall)

Orla McKeever: Repressive Constraints and the Public Realm in ‘post-conflict’ Northern Ireland
Massimo Santanicchia: Reykjavik spatial conflicts
Jane Russell O’Connor: Place and Space of Former Common Land
Craig Cook: Raising the Underground: Asphalt Activism and Laissez-faire Cultural Policy-making in Washington DC

10.40am –11am COFFEE

11am – 12.40 pm SESSION 2

MEDIA + MEANING
(Chair: Niek Turner, Queen’s University, Belfast) (Great Hall: OG.033)

Jan Frohburg: Architecture, Advertising and Alcohol
Ole W. Fischer: Staging res publica – Notes on Design Build Public Interest and the Venice Biennale (not attending)
Noel J. Brady: Inside Out
Fintan Duffy: What is the meaning of this place, and whose meaning is it anyway? Changing conservation paradigms in the context of historic routes through increased visitor number and diversity of expectations

METHODOLOGICAL PUBLICS
(Chair: Brian Ward, Dublin School of Architecture, DIT)(Senate Room: OG:052)

Miriam Fitzpatrick: The Paradox of a Public Affair, It All Comes Down To The Micro Detail: William H. Whyte and his ‘Street Life Project’ (1970-1975)
David Capener: The Shape of a Pocket – Digital Ecologies and the End of Public Space
Alistair S. J. Brook: Interdividual Affordance Base Design: A Pedagogical Approach to Participatory Design Thinking
Jack R. Lehane: Micro Applications of the Public Sphere: Identifying Patterns in User-Facilitation.

12.40 – 2 pm LUNCH (not provided)

2 – 3.40 pm SESSION 3

THE SENSE OF PUBLICS
(Chair Hugh Campbell, University College Dublin, UCD) (Great Hall 0G.033)

Sarah Lappin, Gascia Ouzounian and Rachel O’Grady: Recomposing the City: Sound Art and the Making of Public Urban Space
Sarah Sheridan: Crusading against Tuberculosis: a reading of timber at Peamount Sanatorium (1912-1940)
Peter Scanlon and Nuala Flood: Out of Place. Encounters of the third age, the city as a space for the elderly. A study of public urban spaces and their meaning for the ageing population
Chariklei Pantelidou: Carnivalesque and Common Space: Architectural Perspectives of Res Publica in Bakhtin’s Thought

OUTSIDE PUBLIC PEOPLE POPULATION
(Chair Agustina Martire, Queen’s University, Belfast) (Senate Room : OG:052)

Gul Kacmaz Erk: Public space for whom? Architecture for the minorities in cities in transition
John P. Clancy: The Past can teach us, if we listen
Sarah Doheny and Phoebe Brady: Case Study Dublin: Mapping Urban Living Space
Loris di Benedetto: Reimagining the outstanding territories

3.40 – 4 pm COFFEE

4 – 5.40 PM SESSION 4

THE INSTITUTION
(Chair Gary A. Boyd, Queen’s University, Belfast)(Great Hall: OG.033)

Elie Michel Harfouche: Architecture and the public realm: The changing experience of the Central Bank of Ireland Headquarters
Catherine Brown: The relationship between contemporary university buildings, the public realm and the city
Christina Serifi and Dimitris Venizelos: Polykatoikia: Re-framing the public
Stefan Vervoort: The City as Museum: Jörg Johnen’s “Res Publica” (1985)

5.40 – 6pm COMMENTS (Great Hall 0G.033)

6pm CONFERENCE ENDS