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CACity proudly presents the past events of 2014-2015.


7 - 21 June 2017

CACity Walled Cities Season 1

A CACity research group event series funded by the SNBE Culture and Society Research Cluster, and hosted by the QFT. 

Introductions and Guest speakers; Merav AmirMazen Iwaisi, Frank GaffikinKen SterrettGul Kacmaz Erk and Liat Savin Ben-Shoshan

8 -12 June 2015

CACity Urban Filmmaking Workshop: Vacant/Occupied

PLACE, 9 Lower Garfield Street

Tutors: Dr Gul Kacmaz Erk and Paddy Cahill



13 May 2015

2.30 pm. CACity meeting

4 pm. CACity film screening: Pruitt Igoe Myth (Chad Freidrichs, 2011)

Introduced by Dr Tanja Poppelreuter



11 March 2015

2.30 pm. CACity round table discussion

4 pm. (QFT) CACity keynote lecture: Dr Mark Shiel, King's College London (in collaboration with QUB Film Studies)



11 February 2015

2.30 pm. CACity meeting


We descussed our personal experiences in the field - from childhood memories of outdoor/drive-in cinemas to working as a projectionist, from filmmaking to writing on 'cinema and architecture in the city'. Many thanks to Lorraine Barry who has shown us the updated version of the Belfast prototype.


We also talked about the AIARG (All-Ireland Architecture Research Group) Conference that took place in January in Dublin. The Film Architecture session Dr Gul Kacmaz Erk organised was well-attended and the variety of work by the presenters was very promising. Film architecture discussions were interesting not only in our session but throughout the day. We quote here Kathleen James-Chakrabortty's observation: "I very much enjoyed your session and indeed was impressed with the whole conference. You must have been particularly pleased by how prominently film featured in the papers outside your session, as well as by how well your own group did."


The attendance to the screening of Drawing in Life by our members Dr Paul Clarke and Conor McCafferty, on the other hand, was unexpectedly high. We quote Paul's kind words about the screening: "Just a note to say a big thank you to you for your hospitality and kindness in hosting the film yesterday. It is always very enjoyable to join the CACity group and to find such enthusiasm for film. It was an excellent screening event and I am very grateful for all the handwork you and Frederico put in to make this possible. Conor and I really enjoyed it. It was also excellent that students and staff from both universities were able to share discussion and ideas in this open and enjoyable way. That's what it is all about!"


4 pm. CACity film screening: Drawing on Life (Paul Clarke and Conor McCafferty, 2014) 

Introduced by Paul Clarke and Conor McCafferty



14 January 2015

2.30 pm. CACity round table discussion

4 pm. (QFT) CACity keynote lecture: Dr Laura Rascaroli, University College Cork (in collaboration with QUB Film Studies)



10 December 2014

2.30 pm. CACity meeting

6 pm. CACity film screening: Mickybo and me (Terry Loane, 2004)

Introduced by Dr David Grant



12 November 2014

5 pm. CACity meeting

6 pm. CACity film screening: Antoni Gaudi (Hiroshi Teshigahara, 1985)

Introduced by Dr Des O’Rawe 



8 October 2014

5 pm. CACity meeting

6 pm. CACity film screening: My Uncle (Jacques Tati, 1958) 

Introduced by Dr Gul Kacmaz Erk 

Feb 2015
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