Negotiating spatiality: Potential of border areas for intergroup mixing in divided cities

C. Mulholland, M. G. Abdelmonem, G. Selim

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    This paper will discuss the issues of spatial segregation in the divided city context,focusing on Belfast as a case study it will discuss, issues that limit the inclusivity of shared space in the city, the challenge of insular spatial patterns created by division, and the micro politics of everyday contact. It will argue the significance of creating everyday space to enable practical socio-spatial interaction between divided groups and propose that areas on community borders can be developed as active spaces accommodating services that the communities need, use, and want on an everyday basis, by doing so it offers a potential form valuable contact. It will report on an ongoing study which examines such sites located on community border and assesses their capacity to act as beneficial ‘spaces of engagement’ for communities set within divided context.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)428-441
    Number of pages14
    JournalGAU Journal of Social and Applied Sciences
    Issue number10
    Publication statusPublished - Aug 2014
    EventCAUMM II 2014 International Symposium on Architectural and Urban Research, Education, and Practice in the Era of ‘Post-Professionalism’ - Girne, Cyprus
    Duration: 23 Oct 201425 Oct 2014

    Bibliographical note

    Supplement containing papers at CAUMME – 2014 International Symposium Contemporary Architecture & Urbanism in the
    Mediterranean & the Middle East

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Architecture
    • Urban Studies


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