15 July, 2pm
A book about the death of buildings.
Artist/Architect Ben Weir has collated a series of photographs of demolition in Belfast over the past few months, taken entirely with an Ilford disposable b&w camera carried in his right coat pocket. Paired with poetry, sketches, thoughts and inquiry, the book forms an understanding of the City as a constantly changing organism, calling into question methods of redevelopment. Criticizing the kind of bland retail and developer-led approach that is diluting the quality and character of our city, the book aspires for people to value our cities and buildings as cultural artefacts, rather than passive backdrops or machines for profit.