• 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

Fair space. Fairgrounds and the transformation of public space.

Many different types of events are staged in England’s public spaces, but few can match the history or the mystery…

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Drive-ins are thriving, but should we encourage exclusive events that champion car use?

During the summer of 2020, event organisers have been forced to think of ways of staging events that don’t contravene…

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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