Curating Europe’s Futures

Curating Europes’ Futures is a collaboratively-organised discussion series which explores contemporary curatorial and artistic practices that have critically addressed themselves to the processes of socio-economic restructuring, identity politics, gender dynamics and cultural policies within ‘post-bloc’ Europe. The series will look to curatorial practices as they have evolved within the shifting and uneven economic and socio-political … Continue reading

We Are Northern Lights: First London Screening

The Centre of Experimental and Documentary Film/ DocWest/ CREAM at the University of Westminster, the Creative Media Academy of the University of the West of Scotland and Lansdowne Productions in conjunction with Birkbeck Cinema would like to invite you to our special screening and discussion of the mass participation documentary We Are Northern Lights. When: … Continue reading

SPAN (Scottish Pop Academic Network) Seminar, 9th May

Club Room, CCA Glasgow, 3pm – 5pm, Friday 9th May Dr Jo Collinson Scott (UWS): “Avoid it like the plague”: An Exploration of Cliché in pop song Abstract: In the practice of popular music songwriting pedagogy, the following questions frequently arise from students: should I avoid being clichéd and if so, how do I do … Continue reading

Interstices Symposium

A symposium in the UWS space on Friday 28th February at CCA Glasgow with contributions from PhD students, Professor Katarzyna Kosmala and Tony Grace. Keynote presentations from Josep Zanki, Associate Professor at the University of Zadar, Croatia. Lecture session 1030-130 Mirila: remembrance and oblivion. Mythical tradition, performance art and documenting Over last 17 years I … Continue reading


A significant number of UWS colleagues are presenting as part of the Media, Communications and Cultural Studies Association’s annual conference at Bournemouth University from 8th – 10th January 2014. Kirsten McCloud:  “We had never heard of feminism”: older working class women on screen and in production.  Graham Jeffery: Re-presenting poverties: the cultural politics of participatory film-making … Continue reading

Wake: Samantha Clark exhibits in Tasmania

Samantha Clark, Reader in Digital Art, writes: ‘Felt Presence’ explores artists’ responses to the stories of female convicts transported to the penal colony of Van Diemens’ Land in the 19th Century. Just a couple of minutes walk from my front door is the wharf at Leith, the departure point for the ship that took the … Continue reading

The Wasted Conversation

Prof Andy Miah Chairs a debate on ‘Bioart‘ at the Manchester Science Festival on 30 October.

@UWSCreative Academic Dr. David McGillivray presents on @Memories_FC at Hampden Park.

Dr David McGillivray, Reader in Events and Culture in the University of the West of Scotland’s School of Creative and Cultural Industries (CCI) last week presented at a mass reminiscence football event held at Hampden Park, Glasgow. David presented a short lecture titled ‘Football & its fans: Memories, Matches & Meanings’ to nearly 200 people, … Continue reading

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