Architecture, Space and Memory of Resurrection in Northern Ireland Shareness in a Divided Nation
Northern Ireland has a complex urbanism with multilayered socio-spatial politics. In this environment, issues of communication, self-representation and expression of identity are central to the experience of urban space and architecture where the dichotomy of division and shared living are spatially exercised in everyday life. Unlike other studies in the area, this book focuses on the everyday experiences of local communities in both public and private spheres - issues of ‘shareness’ - challenging conventional approaches to divided cities. The book aims to layer its narratives of architectural and social developments as an urban experience in post-conflict settings over the past two decades.
Part 1: The Making Of The Irish Condition 1. Architecture and Spatial Memory in Post-Conflict Urbanism 2. The Condition of Change and Shareness in the Northern Irish City 3. Spatial Memory and the Shaping of Public Space in Belfast Part 2: Architecture & Spatial Memory In Rual And Urban Environments 4. The Architecture of the Linen Mills and the Social History of Rural Ulster 5. Defensive Architecture and the Shaping of the Urban Experience 6. Community Architecture and the Question of Spatial Agency 7. Spatial Voids and the Integration of Urban Parks Part 3: Understanding Spatial Practice & Planning In Divided Cities 8. Landscape of Difference: Intertextual Encounters of Urban Justice in Derry 9. Intertextual Spaces: Young People’s Memories of Segregation in Derry 10. Images of Social Memory and the Construction of Division in Belfast’s Contested Spaces 11. Derry’s Siege Monument and the New Segregated Urbanism, Part 4: CODA: What lies ahead?