Activities per year
In February 2013, Golden organized a public space 'pop-up' in Belfast, Northern Ireland through Urban Research Belfast and Ulster University. For one afternoon, with the assistance of many volunteers from community, business, design professions and academic backgrounds, what Golden termed as an "activention" took over a public street in the city centre - a positive occupation to raise awareness about predetermined design proposals to spend £3million ($5million) transforming an existing street into what the local government development agency claimed would be a new “iconic meeting place.” The event engaged local business, residents and the press to consider how the space might be used by activating it using only a few resources. The collaborative event was a direct response to what is perceived to be fragmented and top-down approaches to public space. Golden's invited conference presentation illustrates the context, process and outcomes of our efforts, which build upon Golden's previous research through Urban Research Belfast and directly apply tools of experiential urbanism to a live project. The project connects directly to international precedents and practice - an example of what Project for Public Spaces Ltd. and others refer to as 'lighter, quicker, cheaper" urbanism, adapted to Belfast.
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|Publication status||Published - 24 Jun 2013|
|Event||Future of Places International Conference - Stockholm, Sweden|
Duration: 24 Jun 2013 → …
|Conference||Future of Places International Conference|
|Period||24/06/13 → …|
- Lighter Quicker Cheaper Urbanism
- Project for Public Spaces Limited
- UN Habitat
- Urban Research Belfast
A Fresh Look at Community Engagement and Regeneration: Toward Good Practice and Innovative Policy in Northern IrelandGolden, S. & Dawe, L., 31 Jan 2018. 6 p.
Research output: Contribution to conference › PaperOpen AccessFile
Golden, S., 11 Aug 2013, New York : Project for Public Spaces.
Research output: Other contributionOpen AccessFile
Library Square Activention-press coverage: Crazy paving areas that could transform city: Pop-up green space in city a glimpse of what could be
1 item of Media coverage
Press/Media: Public Engagement Activities