'Beyond ‘Post-conflict’ Architecture - Visualising the Role of Architectural Practice and its Profession in the Contested Context of Belfast, Northern Ireland' is looking at how architectural practice and its profession has been and continues to be shaped (or not) by the social conditions present in Northern Irish society. The research intends to make visible the inherent contradictions and hidden stories of the conflict and subsequent peace process on the practice of architecture in Belfast, and what may be learnt for the future of its practice and profession more widely beyond the current 'post-conflict' state. The visual is proposed as both a tool of investigation into the ‘post-conflict’ and a means by which to disseminate research within the ‘post-conflict’ environment; where often words alone are not enough to reveal and communicate the complexities and sentiments of a divided place. His supervisors are Professor Ruth Morrow and Dr Agustina Martire.
Research blog: http://contestedterritories.wordpress.com
NB: Image credit: 'Imperial Ruler' collage by Paul Bower, using an original photograph © Clive Limpkin (www.clivelimpkin.com)