A Mnemonic Device for BelfastCourses
About The Course
What is a Mnemonic Device?
It is a technique that a person can use to help them improve their ability to remember something. It is a memory technique to help your brain better recall important information; a simple shortcut that helps us associate the information we want to remember with an image, an artefact, a sentence, or a word. It is a mechanism for retrieving personally relevant memories, unlike memorials, which are typically fraught with the association of war, heroism and patriotism; or historical markers that are designed to reinforce 'authorised' narratives, a particular version of history.
Participate in creating new parameters & generating fresh ideas for a Mnemonic Device for the City of Belfast. Develop meaningful concepts for public artworks & urban interventions for everyone, that prompt passerby to share personal recollections & idiosyncratic stories of everyday lives lived against the backdrop of Belfast's most challenging moment.
Who Should Participate
Artists, designers, architects, historians, storytellers, writers, journalists & non-artistic collaborators welcome.
Saturday 2nd March
- 9:30am: Meet to embark on walking tour of Belfast, following a route that traces the old security cordon around the city center circa 1972. Meeting place: Caffe Nero 91-93 Royal Ave, Belfast BT1 1FE
- 11:00am: Walk concludes at Belfast Exposed, 23 Donegall St, Belfast BT1 2FF. Introductory sessions
- 1:00pm: Lunch (brown bag lunch: coffee, tea, biscuits and water will be provided)
- 2:00pm: Define parameters for the Mnemonic Device *Charrette.
- 5:00pm: Conclude for the day
A Design Charrette involves an intensive period of improvisation and bricolage leading to the visualisation of a concept, in this case a proposal for an Mnemonic Device; an urban art and/or design intervention(s) in the City of Belfast. The term is borrowed from an approach used in the training of architects at the École des Beaux-Arts in the latter part of the 19th Century.
Sunday 3rd March
- 10:00am: Meet at Belfast Exposed undertake the Charrette; generating and visualizing concepts (individually and/or collaboratively).
- 4:00pm: Pin up and discuss outcomes amongst the participants (visitors are welcome)
- 5:00pm: Conclude for the day
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We have 30 years experience delivering practical training courses enabling students to develop and grow as photographers. Our photography training structure has 4 stages, where students progress through each stage, developing their skills and understanding of photography. Participants may begin their journey at any stage.
We also offer one-day specialist Focus On workshops. Alternatively, if you would like a Bespoke training course, we can create a one-to-one training experience for you.
Stage 1 is an introduction to digital photography, designed both for beginners and those wishing to refresh previous knowledge.
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