Library Square Activention-press coverage: Crazy paving areas that could transform city: Pop-up green space in city a glimpse of what could be

Press/Media: Public Engagement Activities

Description

Feature Media (newspaper) coverage of a pop-up community engagement event organised and led by Dr Saul M Golden on 20 February 2013 attended by members of local businesses, voluntary organisations, and statutory authorities (Department for Social Development, now Department for Communities) in Library Street Belfast. Golden negotiated with the PSNI and Belfast Central Library for the temporary closure of Library Street to allow what Golden termed an "activention" or positive occupation and experimentation to take place with member of the public to transform the space into a cultural place in order to test proposals for regeneration and gather more effective public feedback to traditional static consultation methods. The article coverage notes that: "...here was a university don who actively sought to leave his office to block a road in Belfast to engage the public - a rare example of energy in Irish academia."

Subject

The subject was the use of public engagement activies to promote better shared urban space.

Period2 Mar 2013

Media coverage

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Media coverage

  • TitleCrazy paving areas that could transform city: Pop-up green space in city a glimpse of what could ben
    Degree of recognitionRegional
    Media name/outletNorth Belfast News
    Media typePrint
    Duration/Length/SizePage 19
    CountryNorthern Ireland
    Date2/03/13
    DescriptionA Feature Media coverage of a pop-up community engagement event organised and led by Dr Saul M Golden on 20 February 2013 attended by members of local businesses, voluntary organisations, and statutory authorities (Department for Social Development, now Department for Communities) in Library Street Belfast. Golden negotiated with the PSNI and Belfast Central Library for the temporary closure of Library Street to allow what Golden termed an "activention" or positive occupation and experimentation to take place with member of the public to transform the space into a cultural place in order to test proposals for regeneration and gather more effective public feedback to traditional static consultation methods. The article coverage notes that: "...here was a university don who actively sought to leave his office to block a road in Belfast to engage the public - a rare example of energy in Irish academia."
    Producer/AuthorEvan Short
    PersonsSaul Golden

Other

TitleOccupied by Design
LocationLibrary Street, Belfast, Northern Ireland
Period21 Feb 2013
Linkhttps://www.pps.org/article/starting-with-the-petunias-lqc-action-for-better-public-space

Keywords

  • architecture
  • urban design
  • planning
  • community engagement
  • urban research
  • activention
  • pop-up
  • Belfast
  • Streets Ahead 3