Presenting an Alternative Vision

•December 10, 2011 • Leave a Comment

Upcoming gathering to rally up support for a renewed design scheme for Royal Exchange proposals. Drop in on Monday 12-2pm at the Black Box in Belfast….it would be great to see you.

End of Year Show!

•May 29, 2011 • Leave a Comment

We hope to see you there!

Crits on the Street

•May 17, 2011 • 1 Comment

Last Friday, some of the presentations or ‘crits’ for the final thesis project were held in our Pop-Up Studio! It was a chance to bring the projects back to street level, the place where the ideas were conceived all those months before. The public were able to walk past, look in and watch the crits as they happened and see our little studio come to life!

Ellen presents.

Sean explains his models.

Alan explores Fiona’s model.

Opening Night

•May 17, 2011 • Leave a Comment

Our Pop-up opening night was success!

Lovely treats provided by Sandy Row bakeries.

Work on display inside.

Architecture students from QUB and UU, shopkeepers, members of the community and an architect or two came down to our studio in 100 Sandy Row to join us in the discussion of the re-animation of streetscape in our cities.

We started the night with an introduction by Ben Daniels, one of the students who organised the Pop-up Studio and Miriam Delaney, our Year Co-ordinator at QUB, which was then followed by a short film about the  history of Sandy Row and its Community.

Miriam & a local business woman discussing the importance of restoring the high street.

Sorcha & Steph take a closer look.

Barney & John discussing street decay.

Ellen, Annabel, Eleanor & Mark

Fiona &  Community Worker

The Pop-up Studio was a new concept for Belfast, and one that has had a very positive response from the public. The community have said they are very proud to be part of our research and the work that we have produced during the year.

One stop shop

•May 4, 2011 • Leave a Comment

The studio has been a big success so far and our Pop-up Exhibition opens tomorrow night from 6pm. It’s B.Y.O, but don’t worry we’ll supply the plastic cups! Call in for a chat, to see the work we’ve been doing for the past year  and join the discussion on re-populating our cities’ empty shops. See you there!

Just about to POP!

•April 29, 2011 • Leave a Comment

Our pop-up studio is nearly ready to open its doors next week!

From Monday, some third year architecture students from Queen’s will be using the shop space as a make-shift studio where members of the public can see the projects we have been doing all year in Sandy Row. It will be chance for us to engage with the public at street level and in the heart of a community that we have been learning about and working with since October 2010.

Front Windows filled.

The shop front has been filled with models from our various projects, including some of the work that has been published in association with the Belfast Telegraph and the postcards given away at the recent exhibition held in the Ulster Hall.

Inside, the space will function from Monday 2nd May as a temporary and very humble studio for 4-5 architects to work during the day.

Models from our precedent and residential projects on show inside.

Braving a very wobbly ladder to paint with shakey hands.

Shabby Chic.

We’re really excited about this new venture and would love it if you could call in for a visit at some point next week to ask questions, have a look at the models and make the QUB Pop up Studio a success! See you there!

Sandy Row Takeover

•April 25, 2011 • Leave a Comment

We’re excited to be opening a Pop-up Studio and exhibition space on Sandy Row’s main street for a few weeks. We have occupied Shop 100 opposite the Community Centre so please call down and see what we’re up to!


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