Reconstructing Belfast After Terror - J. Etchart

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Résumés

Français : Les plans de développement urbain se sont multipliés à Belfast dans le contexte de paix des années 2000. Deux projets sont étudiés ici : la sculpture RISE (2011) et le nouveau quartier du Titanic Quarter (2012). A ces deux nouveaux lieux sont associées des valeurs universelles de paix et d’harmonie, afin d’accompagner les efforts de pacification en cours dans les années 2000. Mais contribuent-ils à recoudre les différentes parties de cette ville morcelée ? Ce questionnement nous amènera à repenser la description classique des divisions spatiales à Belfast.

Anglais : The article deals with after-war reconstruction in Belfast and offers to study two recent development plans: the 2011 RISE piece of art and the 2012 Titanic Quarter, both of which convey cosmopolitan values and aim at enhancing peace efforts. But what is the level of connectivity provided by such places? In other words, do they contribute to re-stitching the fragmented city? This will lead us to cross-examine the traditional description of spatial divisions in Belfast.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.21412/leaves_0124

Entrées d’index

Mots-clés : Politiques publiques, Politiques urbaines, Etudes sur la paix et le conflit, Belfast, Irlande du Nord

Keywords : Public policy, Urban planning, Peace and Conflict studies, Belfast, Northern Ireland

Plan

Response to “Ethnic” Segregation: Cosmopolitanism

Assessing the Level of Connectivity

Auteur

Joana Etchart is a Lecturer in Irish and British History at the Sorbonne Paris 4. Her current research interests are centred on the study of public policies and community initiatives in the field of peacebuilding in Northern Ireland. She also studies urban regeneration projects in Irish and British cities. In her work, regeneration projects such as the Titanic Quarter in Belfast serve as an entry point for analysing the complex relationship between power, culture and identity. She will shortly publish a book on the origins of community relations policies in Northern Ireland (forthcoming with Presses Universitaires de Paris-Sorbonne).