The Mitchell Institute is excited to announce the next Virtual Fireside Chat.
Invisibility Appropriation and Subversion:
British Army Observation Posts at the Shankill Falls Divide, 1972
Karin Elliott (Architect ARB RIBA) is a PhD Candidate in Architecture at Queen’s University Belfast. Karin will deliver a presentation titled ‘Invisibility Appropriation and Subversion: British Army Observation Posts at the Shankill Falls Divide, 1972.’
Date: Wednesday 29 September 2021
Time: 5.00pm to 6.00pm
Location: Virtual Session via Teams
Karin will present her research of British Army observation posts. Acting as visible expressions of sovereign authority, observation posts performed a narrative role in shaping the semiotic spaces of the city, in the context of violent and non-violent forms of resistance to the military presence. Observation posts carried significant socio-political meanings, constructed authoritative messages and signalled disciplinary control, defined by hierarchical observation. Observation posts operated in tandem with dividing walls to signal coded, militarised spaces and territories of urban containment.
Learn more at www.invisiblearchitecture.co.uk
This event will be hosted through Teams. You will receive a link and further information about how to join the meeting after confirming your attendance. While we can’t provide the wine or snacks this time, you are encouraged to bring your own!
Please email the Mitchell Institute at email@example.com to register. A meeting link will be sent to you before the event.
See the full Fireside Chat schedule for 2021-22 Semester 1 here.