Peace by piece: Launch of interface exhibition @DoJ_Interfaces

Peace by piece: Launch of interface exhibition @DoJ_Interfaces

Peace by piece: Launch of interface exhibition @DoJ_Interfaces by Allan LEONARD for Shared Future News 20 November 2017 Ulster University’s York Street campus, home to the schools of art and architecture, served as a fitting venue for the launch of an interface exhibition sponsored by the Department of Justice and featured ongoing community-based projects as […]

Building relationships matter in urban planning: A Landscape Institute lecture

Building relationships matter in urban planning: A Landscape Institute lecture

Building relationships matter in urban planning: A Landscape Institute lecture by Allan LEONARD for Shared Future News 9 February 2015 Appropriately for his role as Chair of the OFMdFM Committee at the Northern Ireland Assembly, Mike Nesbitt MLA welcomed those in the Long Gallery attending the Landscape Institute lecture on “Building a United Community: Design […]

Belfast peace walls – A paradox of leadership

Belfast peace walls – A paradox of leadership

At a seminar hosted by the Institute for Research in Social Sciences and the Inter-Institute Peace and Conflict Cluster, Dr Jonny Byrne of the University of Ulster presented his findings of three years of research in regards to public policy on peace walls (interface barriers) in Belfast. His presentation drew upon his 100,000 word PhD […]

The myth of Eurabia, in Northern Ireland

In the ethnic mix of many modern and open cities, the Parisian neighbourhood of Belleville reflects a cosmopolitanism of shared spaces and the everyday need to just get on with the demands of life — working, school, shopping. Yet as Simon Kuper points out in his very interesting article, “The myth of Eurabia”, not all […]

Your space or mine?

Your space or mine?

Your space or mine? @PLACENI by Allan LEONARD for Shared Future News 5 February 2009 Last night I attended an exhibition launch for a project called “your space or mine?”, in which the organisers ask:

The venomous media voices (Guardian)

Madeleine Bunting writes in The Guardian on the internal debate within the British Government of how to best engage with the Muslim community, in regards to eliminating Islamic terrorism: “The venomous media voices who think no Muslim is worth talking to“. This article generated over 300 online comments, including one from me, which was in […]