FAB Launches 4th June 2009 at The Black Box, Hill Street, Belfast
October 26, 2009, 3:33 pm
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CONTACT info@forumbelfast.org

Belfast is our city; it’s our environment. It is essential that we create and develop a city that is accessible, connected, and safe; a good place to live in and a good place to invest in.

The Forum seeks to affect change to Belfast’s built environment. We want to do this by raising awareness and by demonstrating alternative ways that our city can be developed. We are a ‘think’ tank and a ‘do’ tank. We offer an independent forum for the discussion and development of ideas about buildings, spaces and the streets we use every day.

Introduction

The Belfast we now live and work in has been shaped in recent years by a relatively unconstrained development market and by an approach to infrastructure that privileges the car over the pedestrian.

 We seem to be losing our city, our streets and our spaces to the imperatives of profit and functional regulation. How can we start to create and envision a city that we can all enjoy: a city that is connected; a city that is open to all; and a city without barriers? We seem to be almost obsessed with barriers and boundaries; not just barriers between the ‘traditonal’ communities, but barriers between the rich and the poor, the city centre and neighbouring communities, and between the institutions of government and the people.

Forum for Alternative Belfast aims to facilitate the development of workable ideas about how Belfast can be developed for all its citizens as well as for visitors. It hopes to encourage debate about how we can influence and affect changes to the built environment. It wants to explore how the mistakes of the past can be addressed and it wants to look imaginatively at opportunities for the future.

click below to down load our launch poster, (size 1Mb – please scroll down to see the second page)

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FAB SUMMER SCHOOL 2009
October 26, 2009, 3:23 pm
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Our Summer school in June 09 – FILL UP BELFAST

A project that maps the vacant sites and land within walking distance of the city core. Preliminary results indicate that up to 50,000 people could be living within easy walking distance of a vibrant active centre.

Results to be published in November

to download the poster, click on the icon

Summer School flier



Culture Night 25th Sept 2009 – FAB sings
October 26, 2009, 3:13 pm
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FAB are lighting up Garfield street, to draw attension to our unloved Victorian hertiage and Belfast best curved street. We are also performing a Barber Shop Quartet:)

Tivoli project info flier below – click on posters icons to view

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