A Postcard from Normality…

A Postcard from Normality…

In March 2020, as offices and teaching moved online, I left Scotland for my native country of Sweden and haven’t been back since. In my research, I’m looking at the social and economic effects of festivals in Paisley, Scotland. On-site events research is, unsurprisingly, not the best line of work right now. (more…)

Busy Days During the Halloween Season

Busy Days During the Halloween Season

The weeks from late October until mid-December always seem to be some of the most hectic of the year, and this is especially true for researchers looking at events like myself. My PhD projects aims at understanding the social and economic impacts of the Paisley urban regeneration programmes. One of the flagships of this investment scheme is the public events programme, and that is thus one of the major cases studied. In a period of only five weeks in duration, four big events are on in Paisley: (more…)

Coming soon.. lunchtime seminars from CCSE

Coming soon.. lunchtime seminars from CCSE

Starting in late October, CCSE will host a series of lunchtime seminars on the four themes studied by the centre:
• Arts, cultural diplomacy and soft power
• Place-focused cultural regeneration
• Sport, cultural events and festivals
• Media, communication and digital cultures (more…)

Coal & Iron

Coal & Iron

My PhD revolves around the discipline of Creative Economics, which sounds like a euphemism for financial crime. Its first commandment may be Richard Florida’s statement “Access to talented and creative people is to modern business what access to coal and iron once was.” (more…)

FESTSPACE Symposium at Paisley Campus- reflections

FESTSPACE Symposium at Paisley Campus- reflections

“Inclusive festivals – can there be such a thing?” one participant wrote on Twitter. The symposium was one step in the direction to finding out.

Festspace

Festspace discussions- image by Niclas Hell

CCSE hosted a symposium on the HERA-funded (Humanities in the European Research Area) FESTSPACE project on UWS’s Paisley campus on the 14th of June. The full-day event offered insights of the project as well as panel discussions and interactive sessions on the inclusivity of public space within the context of festivals and events. (more…)