events at ccse
Watch this space for announcements of forthcoming events organised and hosted by the Centre.
The CCSE PhD research student team are delighted to announce the details of the first CCSE Seminar series! The CCSE will host three lunchtime seminars across January and February 2020. We have invited researchers and professionals to deliver presentations across on topics relevant to the work of the Centre. Each session will feature two 15 minute presentations, with 25 minutes for Q+A.
The line-up is as follows:
15th January– Arts, Soft Power and Cultural Diplomacy (Prof Gayle McPherson and Dr Allan Moore, Oluwaseyi Aina)
29th January– Sport, Cultural Events and Festivals (Dr Carlton Brick, Solomon IIevbare)
26th February– Place-Focused Cultural Regeneration (Dr Clare Edwards, Conor Wilson)
All sessions will take place at UWS Paisley Campus in room J211 unless stated otherwise. Everyone is welcome, so bring your lunch down and hear about some of the fascinating research taking place within the CCSE, across the university and beyond! If you have any requirements or questions please contact Conor.Wilson@uws.ac.uk
All seminars will take place from 1-2pm
FESTSPACE event- 14 June 2019
FESTSPACE is a HERA-funded project which focuses on how festivals and events enable or restrict access to, and use of, public spaces, including the extent to which they might effectively host interactions and exchanges between people from different cultural, ethnic, socio-economic and socio-demographic backgrounds. It explores how festivals and events affect the inclusivity of Europe’s urban public spaces. With a focus on Western European cities (Glasgow, London, Dublin, Barcelona & Gothenburg) that are dealing with significant demographic changes arising from in-migration, the project seeks to contribute to closing research gaps, advancing theoretical and methodological approaches and, to create impact through close collaboration with influential academic and non-academic partners and stakeholders from across Europe. Over the next two years, the project will address three inter-related questions:
*What different types of festive public space exists across Europe and what lessons can we learn about inclusivity from these models?
*How do festivals and events affect who uses outdoor and indoor urban public spaces and how they interact within them?
*What are the enduring effects on inclusivity of festivals and events staged in public spaces?
To launch FESTSPACE, we are hosting a day-long symposium comprising talks and facilitated discussions aimed at exploring some of the contemporary issues outlined above. Stakeholders from across the events, planning and participation spectrum are invited to participate in what we hope will be a day of insightful dialogue and debate.Find out more and book here via EventBrite
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Prof. David McGillivray contributes to public meeting on the commodification of Edinburgh’s public spaces
On Wednesday 22nd January, 2020, more than 700 people attended a public meeting titled “City for Sale: The Commodification of Edinburgh's Public Spaces” in Central Hall, Edinburgh. Organised by the Cockburn Association, this event was the outcome of controversy...