Who Makes the City is a roaming platform focussed on the contemporary urban condition. Each edition introduces international thinkers, practitioners, and activists framing their research, followed by public conversations between practitioners and audience on specific conditions in the edition city.

Belfast is a city throughout which ongoing negotiations on identity and belonging are borne on infrastructure and urban planning. Situated on the island of Ireland but within the political jurisdiction of the United Kingdom, its rich social fabric exists within gaps, open spaces, inner city motorways, and parking lots, determined by the contradictory demands of access and securitisation its unique position and complex history create.
Episode 01: Belfast features videos from Samuel Stein, Brenna Bhandar & Daniel Renwick, Anna Minton & Henrietta Williams, Olúfẹ́mi O. Táíwò, and a public conversation featuring Stormont politicians, architects, and activists operating in the city.

Edition 01 was launched at Golden Thread Gallery within the exhibition not only the earth we share, a collaboration between Sol Archer and Household CIC.
It was supported by Golden Thread Gallery, the Mondriaan Fonds voor Beeldende Kunst and the Paul Hamlyn Foundation.

Anna Minton &

Henrietta Williams

Anna Minton is a writer and journalist and author of Big Capital: Who is London for? (Penguin 2017) and Ground Control: Fear and Happiness in the 21st Century City (Penguin 2009/12). She is a regular contributor to the Guardian and Reader in Architecture at the University of East London where she is Programme Leader of the MRes Architecture: Reading the Neoliberal City.

Henrietta Williams is an artist and urban researcher. Her practice explores urbanist theories; particularly considering ideas around fortress urbanism, security, and surveillance. She is a Lecturer (teaching) at the Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL, and tutors across a number of programs with a particular focus on critical film making methodologies.