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FESTSPACE researcher comments on using festivals to restore life to public spaces

FESTSPACE’s Dr Bernadette Quinn comments on the importance of festivals and events in creating lively, engaging and accessible public spaces. cross-posted from RTE How to make public space engaging? Think festivals! With cycling campaigns and ‘#streets are for people’ hastags becoming more prevalent, public awareness and interest in the nature of public space, in who […]

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FESTSPACE team attend HERA conference

The FESTSPACE research team descended en-masse to the beautiful city of Gdańsk, Poland, this week to participate in the Humanities in the Europan Area (HERA) conference titled “Public Spaces: Culture and Integration in Europe”, held at the iconic European Solidarity Centre. Led by Project Lead, Professor David McGillivray, the team took up the opportunity to […]

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Press Release: UWS researchers win funding to explore the cultural impact of festivals and events

Researchers from University of the West of Scotland (UWS) have been awarded £543,717 (€627,954) funding from Humanities in the European Research Area (HERA) to study the cultural impact of festivals and events held in public spaces.   The University of the West of Scotland will lead the project, which will also involve leading academics from University of […]

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