About

The Peacewall Archive aims to provide a definitive online documentation of the Belfast 'Peacewalls' in Northern Ireland. 

Aims:

Through photography, maps, drawings, video, text and audio, this archive aims to document the steady growth and hesitant removal of interface barriers in Belfast from 1969 to the present day.

This project stems from the recent (April 2015) removal and replacement of the Workman’s Gate Entrance at the Falls/Shankill Interface on Belfast's Lower Springfield Road. This particular event confirms the growing fact that the Interfaces/Peacewalls in Belfast are slowly changing, and will do so with growing frequency as we approach the Northern Ireland Executive’s target of complete removal of all interface barriers by 2023.

Locally, the existence of this archive will serve as further evidence that the physical interfaces are going through a process of removal, changing in state from physical artefacts to digital archive.  On a global level, the website will serve as a record, and perhaps a warning to other contested zones about the long-term implications of separation and segregation on urban, architectural and local community levels.

Curation:

The Peacewall Archive is an 'Interface Architecture' Project, curated by architect James O'Leary of Kreider + O'Leary
If you would like to get in contact, make a clarification or contribute please email:
curator(at)peacewall-archive(dot)net

Duration:

This project is envisioned as a 10 year project, started on June 1, 2015

Funding:

This research has been funded by:

- The UK Arts & Humanities Research Council through a
TECHNE Doctoral Research Scholarship

- The Bartlett Architecture Research Fund at
University College London.

The Peacewall Archive stamp, with a drawing of Short Strand / Inner East Interfaces at its centre.

The Peacewall Archive stamp, with a drawing of Short Strand / Inner East Interfaces at its centre.

This website is part funded by the Arts & Humanities Research Council

This website is part funded by the Arts & Humanities Research Council

This research is conducted through the "Understanding Conflict" Research Cluster at the University of Brighton.

This research is conducted through the "Understanding Conflict" Research Cluster at the University of Brighton.

This research is undertaken as part of the TECHNE Doctoral Training Partnership

This research is undertaken as part of the TECHNE Doctoral Training Partnership

This research is part funded by the Bartlett Architecture Research Fund at UCL

This research is part funded by the Bartlett Architecture Research Fund at UCL

 

Structure:

PEACEWALL ARCHIVE

Fonds Level:
Number and name of                Description
element
of description:  

3.1.1 Reference code(s)             UK INT-ARC PA2015
3.1.2 Title                                    Peacewall Archive    
3.1.3 Date(s)                               1969-2023
3.1.4 Level of description          Fonds
3.1.5 Extent and Medium          Cache of Digital Image, Audio, & Video records
3.2.1 Name of creator(s)            James O’Leary – An 'Interface Architecture' Project
3.2.2 Administrative history     Peacewall Archive was founded in June 1, 2015.  
3.2.3 Conditions of access        Free and open to all via:   www.peacewall-archive.net
3.3.1 Scope & Content               The fonds consist of a variety of documentary records relating to ‘Peacewalls’ or Interface Barriers
                                                      constructed in interface areas in Belfast, Northern Ireland.              
3.3.2 Accruals                             Further Accruals are expected.
3.3.3 Rules or convention          Rules for archival description:  ISAD (G) General International Standard Archival Description
                                                      adopted by the Committee on Descriptive Standards, International Council on Archives, Stockholm
                                                      Sweden, 19-22 Sept 1999.
3.4.3 Language                           English

Series Level:
3.1.1 Reference code(s)              UK INT-ARC PA2015 CLXX
3.1.2 Title                                     Peacewall Archive Clusters
3.1.3 Date(s)                                1969-2023
3.1.4 Level of description          Series
3.1.5 Extent and Medium          Cache of Digital Image, Audio, & Video records
3.2.1 Name of creator(s)            James O’Leary
3.2.2 System of arrangement   The fonds is organised into 13 series, relating to the 13 clusters of Belfast Interfaces
                                                      as defined by Belfast Interface Project
3.4.3 Language                           English

File Level:
3.1.1 Reference code(s)              UK INT-ARC PA2015 CLXX-X0000
3.1.2 Title                                     Peacewall Archive Files
3.1.3 Date(s)                                1969-2023
3.1.4 Level of description           Files
3.1.5 Extent and Medium           Cache of Digital Image, Audio, & Video records
3.2.1 Name of creator(s)            James O’Leary
3.2.2 System of arrangement   The series is organised into digital files, relating to the different documentation formats utilized.
3.4.3 Language                           English

Item Level:
3.1.1 Reference code(s)              UK INT-ARC PA2015 CLXX-X0000-x0000
3.1.2 Title                                     Peacewall Archive Items
3.1.3 Date of description           1969-2023
3.1.4 Level of description          Items
3.1.5 Extent and Medium          Cache of Digital Image, Audio, & Video records
3.2.1 Name of creator(s)            As documented.  All copyright remains with the author of the works / artefacts.
3.2.3 Archival History                As documented
3.4.1 Conditions of access        No restrictions on access.  Reproduction requires permission.
3.4.3 Language                          English