“The human qualities of the city emerge from our practices in the diverse spaces of the city, even as those spaces are subject to enclosure both by private and public state ownership, as well as by social control, appropriation, and countermoves to assert what Henri Lefebvre called “the right to the city” on the part of the inhabitants.”
David Harvey (2012)
not only the earth we share is a film and exhibition project by artist Sol Archer, produced over a multi-year residency with the art organisation Household C.I.C. in Belfast, Northern Ireland.
It is the result of engagement with people and communities of Sailortown, a historical Belfast neighbourhood, which was nearly entirely demolished during the 1960s for the development of an as-yet-incomplete motorway interchange. The work focuses on the production of community and cultural commons through the performance of imagination and memory.