The Infinite City
6: Marianne - Living in Paradise Land
In this final episode of Season 1, we explore a lesser known chapter in the tumultuous history of housing in Belfast. Marianne Elliott, a retired professor of history, walks us through the place she grew up. The estate in North Belfast where Marianne’s family lived was built as part of a radical experiment in social housing. Its successes and its failures hold important lessons for a city still struggling with how to build a shared future. *** Marianne Elliott's "Hearthlands - A Memoir of...
5: Andrew - The Hidden History of a Shopping Centre
In this episode, we meet the conservation architect Andrew McClelland. He tells us about the hidden history of Castlecourt - one of the biggest city centre developments of the twentieth century in Belfast. How does a big development like this happen in the city? And what else - demolished or unbuilt - might have stood in its place?
Special Episode: PLACE Urban Design Academy Preview
For this special episode, Conor sat down with our PLACE colleague Jane Morrow to talk about an exciting upcoming project, the Urban Design Academy.
4: Richard - Designing Deaf Space
In 2015, Gallaudet University in Washington DC set about finding an architect to design a new part of its 150 year old campus. Fifty-one architecture firms from across the world threw their hat in the ring, but it was Hall McKnight, a small practice based in a humble brick building on an East Belfast industrial estate that clinched the prestigious project. In this episode, architect Richard Dougherty, who has been deaf from birth, talks about bringing his personal experiences into the...
Intermission - back next week!
We're back with Episode 4 on Thursday 14th June. In the meantime, Conor and Rebekah have some recommendations for good 'city listens'. See you next week!
3: Mark - The City Beyond Sight
In this episode, Mark, who is partially sighted, leads us on a route from his house in North Belfast into the city centre. On the way, he shows us the challenges he faces, the skills he's learned to lead his life, and we look at the impact of design - good and bad - on people who have a disability. This is the first of two episodes of The Infinite City where we meet people whose experience, and consideration, of space is influenced by disability, and think about what truly inclusive urban...
2: Kate - Remembering the Ring of Steel
In this episode we follow designer Kate Catterall on a route around Belfast, following the traces of something that no longer exists - at least not physically... The Infinite City is produced by Rebekah McCabe and Conor McCafferty for PLACE, with assistance from Maria Postanogova and Stuart Gray. Music for this episode was composed by Conor McCafferty. The podcast is supported by Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios and Arts and Business Northern Ireland.
1: Daniel - Talking Heads and Magic Jugs
In our first episode, artist and writer Daniel Jewesbury takes us on a walk through Belfast - past and present. Along the way, we revisit three moments in Belfast’s history that give us particular insight into enduring questions about art and the city. The Infinite City is produced by Rebekah McCabe and Conor McCafferty for [PLACE](http://www.placeni.org), with assistance from Maria Postanogova and Stuart Gray. Music for this episode was composed by Conor McCafferty. The podcast is...
Welcome to The Infinite City
Welcome to this new podcast from [PLACE](http://placeni.org), the Built Environment Centre for Northern Ireland. It’s a podcast about cities: how they work, how they’re constantly changing, the forces that drive those changes and what it’s like to live in them. In our first season, we’ll have six stories from the city of Belfast. The Infinite City is produced by Rebekah McCabe and Conor McCafferty at PLACE and it is supported by [Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios](https://fcbstudios.com) and...