'Myths of Belfast' PhD research films

A panel discussion relating to issues raised by my PhD film 'Myths of Belfast.' Chaired by Ciaran Mackel with panel members Declan Hill, Bill Morrison, Karen Latimer and Niall McBrierty. This discussion took place in the Black Box, Belfast on 26/01/15 after a screening of the film. The film can be viewed here vimeo.com/molloyaj/mythsofbelfast.

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'Myths of Belfast' PhD research films

Andrew Molloy

The urban identity of the City of Belfast has been a point of contestation for hundreds of years, arguably most acutely throughout the 20th century. Student-architect, PhD student and film-maker Andrew Molloy’s research suggests that the social identity…


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The urban identity of the City of Belfast has been a point of contestation for hundreds of years, arguably most acutely throughout the 20th century. Student-architect, PhD student and film-maker Andrew Molloy’s research suggests that the social identity of any city is of such complexity that it will forever evade definition and will make fools of the fundamentalists and those who claim to have absolute knowledge. Instead, identity needs to be conceived of as a process, not a product.

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