2012 was the third year that we’ve run a vertical live project between the first and fifth year students of architecture at Queen’s University Belfast. It’s the last one I will be involved with in any capacity, and it’s really a delight to see the event growing under the careful supervision of my talented peers and faculty colleagues. PhD candidate Paul Bower replaces me as Street Society co-ordinator (and he did a cracking job).
This year, a documenting team of students made a series of amazing videos about the eleven different projects which were located throughout Northern Ireland. Posted above is Dr. Sarah Lappin’s introduction to the Street Society. Posted below are Prof. Ruth Morrow’s concluding thoughts.
A short documentary summarising all eleven projects is posted below. You can find eleven more videos, one for each project by visiting the Street Society Youtube channel or by clicking past the jump below.
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I think we’re almost there.
A few months later than expected (you can blame me, my university and Jesus’ rebirth at Easter) I will be submitting the examination copies of my doctoral thesis on Monday 21 May. We have examiners in place, and I hope to defend the thesis in late June or early July.
Beneath this achievements lie many mixed emotions. Pride, embarrassment, disappointment, happiness, sadness, fatigue, to name but a few. But for the time being, I’m very glad to have reached this point.
I’ll write more in the coming weeks and months. Until then I have a few very pressing writing commitments. I’ll also be speaking this week at this conference in Oxford. Please come if you can.
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