Transmission Ballycastle

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As part of Ulster University’s Festival of Art and Design 2016, Dr Saul M Golden organised a public event called Transmission Ballycastle that featured pop-up exhibitions, installations, screenings and talks in empty shops and pubs of Ballycastle, a North Coast village in Northern Ireland. Golden curated the event in collaboration with Master of Architecture students from the Belfast School of Architecture and the Built Environment, who developed the films and models and installations as part of their Autumn 2016 Design Studio. Led by Golden, the Studio and collaborative explored architecture and urban design through spatial mapping, cinematic, and craft-based investigations to engage with the public and local businesses. The pop-up event and accompanying two-week exhibition of student work was developed with funding and collaboration from the Causeway Coast & Glens Borough Council and Ballycastle Chamber of Commerce. The exhibition showcased provided an opportunity for Ulster University to engage with local communities, real-projects, and to apply design skills to highlight Ballycastle as a beautiful and vibrant part of Northern Ireland. The exhibition resulted in a semi-permanent installation of artwork in Ballycastle, funded by Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council.
Period10 Mar 201625 Mar 2016
Event typeExhibition
LocationBallycastle, Northern IrelandShow on map
Degree of RecognitionRegional


  • architecture
  • urban design
  • public engagement
  • urban research lab
  • Ballycastle
  • Northern Ireland
  • Pop-up
  • exhibition
  • placemaking