Who is joining us from Save Cathedral Quarter campaign?


New Notions Editorial
Feb 2018


Some of the brightest minds in urban planning, design and architecture in Belfast.

This panel is joining us after a screening of Citizen Jane on Thursday 22 February 2018 at 7.30pm in the Ormeau Baths.

Rebekah McCabe

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Rebekah McCabe is an anthropologist, researcher and producer. Her work is focused on the meaning and contestation of urban space, especially in the context of regeneration and development. She works at PLACE, is finishing her PhD at Maynooth University, and is the Chair of Save CQ. 

Alissa Kleist (Chair)

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Alissa Kleist is a curator based in Belfast. She is one of the co-founders/directors of Household, an organisation dedicated to the delivery of quality public art. Together with Household's other co-directors: Sighle Bhreathnach-Cashell, Eoin Dara, Ciara Hickey, and Kim McAleese, she collaboratively curates and delivers site-specific interventions, exhibitions, programmes, residencies and events – often with other local organisations and community partners – in public, disused, and non-institutional spaces across Belfast.

She is the Curator (Exhibitions) at the Centre for Contemporary Art (CCA) Derry~Londonderry, where since 2015 she has worked on commissioning and delivering exhibitions and new projects with local and international artists. 

Mura Quigley

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Mura is a qualified planner and urban designer specialising in sustainable urbanism.  Currently a Teaching Fellow at Ulster University, Mura is also completing her PhD looking at how places can become more resilient and adaptable to change and uncertainty by encouraging early engagement and better dialogue between stakeholders. 

With experience from the public, private and voluntary sector in the UK and Ireland, Mura draws experience from a diverse range of projects, including the development of community-led visions and action plans for small rural villages, better streets projects in cities, as well as delivering design charrettes for large new urban expansions.  Her latest publication shines a light on the value of inclusive urban design processes to building greater diversity, social capital, learning and innovation.

Agustina Martire


Dr. Agustina Martire is lecturer in Architecture at Queen’s University Belfast. Agustina studied architecture at Universidad de Buenos Aires. She is specialised in urban history and theory. She received her PhD at TU Delft on the history of Urban Leisure Waterfronts and worked as a post-doctoral researcher in UCD Dublin. She is currently leading StreetSpace, an international project on the analysis of streets as public spaces, from a multidisciplinary perspective, which sheds light on the way urban spaces are used and represented. She runs a design studio unit in MArch focused on street analysis and runs the fifth year humanities dissertation and third year history and theory module.