21 November 2013
Belfast, Northern Ireland
Over sixty participants converged from various parts of the UK and Ireland at Ligoniel Community Centre in Belfast, for an interactive symposium on civic stewardship.
The day included keynote talks from Frazer MacLeod on the Stalled Spaces project in Glasgow and Pauline Gallacher on her hometown of Nielston – a place that is special because it is ordinary. Walking tours of the Ligoniel area, guided by local people, illustrated the effectiveness of civic stewardship work which has been organised locally over many years. A series of open and structured discussions elicited a number of important themes and ideas.
The Civic Stewardship Symposium was organised by the Ministerial Advisory Group for Architecture and the Built Environment (MAG) and supported by: The Landscape Institute Northern Ireland, Architecture + Design Scotland and The Academy of Urbanism.