• 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

Events are back – but so are the vehicles that accompany them

Events are back – but so are the vehicles that accompany them

After a long winter with no organised events, the easing of England’s lockdown restrictions on April 12th meant the return…

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Tourists and locals sharing public space: how festival practice can inform better policy

Tourists and locals sharing public space: how festival practice can inform better policy

In a globally competitive world, branding destinations using culture, diversity and creativity is an important policy strategy for city governments…

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Our Team

Dr Alba Colombo

Principal Investigator

Dr Kristina Lindstrom

Principal Investigator

Dr Bernadette Quinn

Principal Investigator

Dr Andrew Smith

Principal Investigator

Professor David McGillivray

Project Lead and Principal Investigator

Dr Séverin Guillard

Co-Investigator

Dr Goran Vodicka

Co-Investigator

Dr Theresa Ryan

Co-Investigator

Esther Oliver Grasiot

Co-Investigator

Jordi Oliva Codina

Co-Investigator

Michael Luchtan

Co-Investigator

Professor Gayle McPherson

Co-Investigator

Dr. Ana Maria Fernandes

Co-Investigator

Xavier Villanueva Capella

Co-Investigator