Thu 2nd May - Sat 8th June
12:00 am


2.5.2013 – 8.6.2013

The Golden Thread Gallery invites you to get a bird’s eye view of your city. Belfast/ a method is an exhibition by The Forum for Alternative Belfast, a community interest company that campaigns for a more connected built environment for the city of Belfast, and its people.

This is the first 3 dimensional model to be built of the city. A team of five “mini builders” are working at accurately depicting the city’s buildings at a scale of 1.500, making Belfast City Hall become the same height as cup of tea.

The team have surveyed each and every building and created a large scale wooden model with the help of the FabLab, Queens University Belfast and the University of Ulster.


As the model grows people will be able to see their neighbourhood in relation to the city centre where vacant sites are highlighted in bright red.  For the first time the challenges and opportunities in repairing our city can be clearly seen.

The model becomes a vital resource, setting a long term vision for the city.

Belfast / a method, exhibition has a full programme of events that will inform and inspire, government decision makers, planners and the people who use the city every day. Join in!


Every Thursday 1pm – 2pm in the gallery. 

9th May : Mapping the City – forum illustrate maps and analysis

16th May : The inner city as a place to live, commentators debate the issues

23rd May :  City Neighbourhoods the current condition,  invited community leaders discuss

30th May : IBBelfast The International dimension

6th June :  Summerschool 2013 ‘Why are there no trees?‘  Introduction to the August Summerschool

June : ‘How do we restitich the city?’ Belfast City Councillors invited to give their visions. date to be agreed

All talks are free and tea and coffee will be provided, places are limited so please RSVP to book your place  All Welcome.

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