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The New City


The New City
Gavin Mullan
The Velvet Cell


32 pages
148×210 mm
ISBN: Not available


In the 1960s the ‘New City’ of Craigavon was planned and created from scratch on bogland between the towns of Lurgan and Portadown in Northern Ireland. The planners intended to link these two towns by creating a new and modern urban area with a single identity. Quality housing, high-speed railway, modern leisure facilities and employment were key to this concept.
Most of the plans were never completed and Craigavon failed to develop a true sense of place.

Gavin Mullan is a Northern Irish photographer based in Belfast. He graduated in Photography from the University of Ulster in 2013. His work has been featured in many online and print magazines such as Darwin Magazine and Feature Shoot.

The Velvet Cell is a Japanese independent publishing house, interested in modernity, urbanity and social structure.