• What is FESTSPACE?

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  • FESTSPACE: Symposium

    Friday, 14 June 2019 from 09:30 to 16:00 Paisley, United Kingdom

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  • Associate Partners

    Our influential Associate Partners will provide access for empirical enquiries and facilitate pathways to impact through the translation of academic and non-academic outputs to policy and practitioner communities.

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About FestSpace

The FESTSPACE project 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.

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FestSpace Poster

Barcelona adapts its cultural celebrations

Barcelona adapts its cultural celebrations

Nit de Reis and la Mercè as examples of avoiding cancellation through adaptation to pandemic times Barcelona has large and…

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Festivals, Social Order and Community Engagement: The Big Scream Halloween Festival, North East Inner City, Dublin.

Festivals, Social Order and Community Engagement: The Big Scream Halloween Festival, North East Inner City, Dublin.

The festival of Halloween, celebrated every year on the 31st of October, has its origins in the ancient Celtic festival…

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Our Team

Dr Alba Colombo

Project Investigator

Dr Kristina Lindstrom

Project Investigator

Dr Bernadette Quinn

Project Investigator

Dr Andrew Smith

Project Investigator

Dr Séverin Guillard

Postdoctoral Fellow

Dr Goran Vodicka

Research Fellow

Dr Theresa Ryan

Co-investigator

Esther Oliver-Grasiot

Research Fellow

Jordi Oliva Codina

PhD Candidate

Michael Luchtan

PhD Candidate

Professor Gayle McPherson

Co-Investigator

Dr. Ana Maria Fernandes

Postdoctoral Researcher