Talk, Thursday, 07 May, 5-6pm
Ruth Brolly will talk about the value of Belfast signage as a cultural artefact together with Declan Hill from Forum Alternative Belfast (FAB), who will link the subject into the specific urban history of the city.
5 Arterial Routes & 1000 Commercial Signs is a project by Ruth Brolly and examines buildings and commercial signs on five arterial routes of Belfast: the Antrim, Falls, Lisburn, Newtownards and Ormeau Roads to show how commercial signs help to create the image of each of these places. On five large scale maps, sections of the streetview are shown, together with the elevation of buildings, their use, the location and size of signs and an image of it. This allows us to read and analyse a street and its commercial use in detail, giving interesting and surprising clues about commercial, social and historical characteristics of an area.
The talk is free and everyone welcome.
PS2 18 Donegall Street, BT1 2GP