The first peace wall was erected in Belfast on 10th September 1969, 50 years ago, separating the Shankill from the Falls. In association with our photographic exhibition ‘Cordon Sanitaire’ by Frankie Quinn, Belfast Exposed hosted ‘Peace Walls 50 Years On’, a seminar which will queried the impact, longevity and future of Peace Lines, Walls and Interfaces.

The seminar panel included: Michael McEvoy (Department of Justice), Peter Osbourne (former chair of Community Relations Council), Paul Mullan (National Lottery Heritage Fund), Vicky Cosstick (author of ‘Towards a City Without Walls’), Ciaran Mackel (architect), Professor Donovan Wylie (photography dept, Ulster University) and Kate Catterall (Associate Professor of Design, The University of Texas, Austin).

The seminar took place in Belfast Exposed on Tuesday 10th September 2019 at 12:30pm

A short video, produced by Department of Justice NI, talking about the Seminar in Belfast Exposed, including the thoughts from the speakers on the panel.

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Belfast Exposed

Organiser Bio: Belfast Exposed is an independent, non-profit organisation and registered charity situated in the Cathedral Quarter, Belfast. Founded in 1983 by a group of local photographers as a challenge to media representation of Belfast’s experience of conflict, our work continues to reflect a socially engaged ethos, while responding to contemporary currents in photography and politics further afield.

Contact Name: Conor O'Brien

Contact Number: 02890230965

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Address: 23 Donegall Street, Belfast, BT1 2FF

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