Join us tomorrow on Sunday 11 August (3pm-5pm) for the screening of Dispatches from Futureland, a film by our artist in residence Sol Archer in the Mission to Seafarers in North Belfast’s historical Sailortown neighbourhood.
Dispatches from Futureland, set in the near future, quietly explores the automatisation of the docklands in Rotterdam and the simultaneous growth in global trade and loss of local jobs (experiences that resonate locally and are shared universally)
Northern Ireland Screen Digital Film Archive has curated a selection of local archive footage in response to the themes of Dispatches from Futureland.
This is a free event, all are welcome and we will provide refreshments.
Household wishes to appoint an evaluator to work with the small staff team whilst delivering Homeward Bound, a programme of participatory art activities in collaboration with local residents, partners and organisations in Sailortown, a historical Belfast neighbourhood.
We are honoured to be part of ‘Thinking the Future for Radical Social Change: Dialogues on Theory and Practice’ this Thursday (6pm, 27th June), a symposium featuring an impressive lineup of speakers including Professors Peggy Phelan (Performance Studies, Stanford University) and Isabell Lorey (Queer Studies, KHM/EIPCP); Clare Bailey (Green Party Northern Ireland); Emma Campbell (Alliance for Choice); Clare Gormley (The MAC); and Sipho Sibanda (Housing 4 All NI and Refugees Welcome NI), organised by the interdisciplinary ‘Time/Temporality/Futurity’ Reading Group at Queen’s University Belfast, in partnership with The MAC.
In the present political moment questions about the present, the future and their link to radical social change are pressing worldwide. What will the future look like? How can we navigate to a better future in troubling presents? What are the possibilities for radical social change in the present? What possibilities does collective action for radical social change hold for the present and future? This event brings together politicians, grassroots political activists, artists, and academics to explore these questions. More information can be found here: https://themaclive.com/event/thinking-the-future-for-radical-social-change-dialogues-on-theory-and-pract
Image: ‘The Classroom’ by artist Arcmanoro Niles, which will be part of the exhibition On Refusal: Representation & Resistance in Contemporary American Art later this year in The MAC
We will be talking about Public Art, making maps and working with the participants of the superb StreetSpace workshops on Monday 17th and Tuesday 18th June at City Hall. The focus of this year’s workshops is the Clifton Gateway (Donegall Street, Clifton Street and Crumlin Road) in North Belfast. We will explore the complexity of this area and investigate the potential of these streets to provide fair, accessible and diverse places for people – important learning that can be applied in other city neighbourhoods, like Sailortown!
Maps produced by the workshop participants will be exhibited at PLACE from Thursday 20th June.