Presentation of research from the Publication of Housing Plans for the Future
Housing Plans for the Future reveals the complex and ambiguous use of architecture as a means of containment and control within social housing in Belfast. The defensive structures built between the 1970s and 80s are experienced via a series of walks through the neighbourhoods of the inner city. A largely unrecognised facet of conflict-era architecture, this seemingly benign environment functions as a legacy of the Northern Ireland conflict. This event brings the authors of this book, Donovan Wyle and David Coyles together to discuss the impact conflict has had on urban architecture in Belfast.