We are excited to announce we have recently welcomed our first ‘For Folk’s Sake’ artist in residence to the block. Dean is an emerging architectural researcher, designer, and writer currently based in Belfast. They are a graduate of the Bartlett School of Architecture, former Research Associate at the Royal College of Art, and visiting lecturer at the Belfast School of Architecture. Their recent works include ‘Bent Over Straight Lines’ commissioned as part of the queer-led project ‘Sam’s Eden’ curated by Thomas Wells, ‘Telephone House’ as part of the Ulster Architectural Heritage Society’s publication ‘Glamour and Gloom’, and ‘Essilage: On the etiquette of cutting grass’ that was published in the third edition of ‘Catflap’ curated and edited by Mícheál McCann as part of Outburst Queer Arts Festival. The ‘For Folk’s Sake’ Artist Residency programme is funded by Belfast City Council through Banana Block’s partnership with Portview Trade Centre and Belfast Unemployed Resource Centre. This programme will compliment our new exhibit, The House, and welcome three artists to respond to themes of Living, Growing and Making through Spring 2024. Keep an eye on our page for details of Late Night Art happenings and residency-related workshops in December.