Set Jetting | Filming Locations as Travel Destinations

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In September 2019, Juliette Irretier – PhD candidate in Film & TV Studies and Interdisciplinary Studies at the University of Glasgow – travelled to Filmfest Hamburg to chair its first ever panel on Film Tourism. Here she reflects on the experience, and the role that ‘set jetting’ can play in building, and even distorting, a sense of place. What inspires film viewers to travel to… Continue reading

Live Encounters | Thinking Digitally at the National Theatre of Scotland

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As Digital Thinker in Residence at the National Theatre of Scotland Dr Harry Wilson has spent the past year researching innovative uses of digital technologies in the context of theatre and performance. Here he reflects on his experiences in the post, and the unique encounters that can happen in the space between theatre and virtual… Continue reading

The Hive Mind | Welcoming a New Curatorial Collective

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Fresh off the back of the Glasgow School of Art’s Graduate Degree Show 2019, we are delighted to introduce the work and ambitions of Hive, a new curatorial collective founded as a result of our MLitt in Curatorial Practice (Contemporary Art). Here they reflect on the need for collaboration, of finding innovative ways to reach… Continue reading

Calculated Authenticity | Reflections on art & algorithms by Daniel Rautenbach

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As part of our Inclusive/Exclusive season, we invited Daniel Rautenbach – artist, curator and graphic designer based in Cape Town – to share some reflections on the creative relationship between analogue and digital culture. His response is informed by ‘From the Analogue to Digital & Back’, a presentation given by History of Art’s Dr Alexandra… Continue reading

Take Me Somewhere | Conversation over Live Art Lunch

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In May 2019 Dr Stephen Greer, Senior Lecturer in Theatre Practices at the University of Glasgow, hosted the Live Art Lunch series at Take Me Somewhere festival. His aim was to explore new approaches to exchanging ideas outside of the usual academic formats. Here he shares some food for thought on the experience. The Live… Continue reading

Pero, Performance & Mental Health | Interview with Theatremaker Mabli Godden

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Mabli Godden is a dramaturg, community artist and theatre practitioner. She graduated in Theatre Studies from the University of Glasgow in 2014 and went on to complete an MLitt in Playwriting and Dramaturgy in 2018, specialising in dramaturgical practice. In a post to mark Mental Health Awareness Week, Mabli reflects on her show ‘Animal Hour’,… Continue reading

We Are All Lichens | Hanna Tuulikki reflects on Donna Haraway

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Hanna Tuulikki is a Glasgow based artist, composer and performer. Having joined us as a panellist for a recent screening of Terranova’s film portrait, ‘Donna Haraway: Story Telling for Earthly Survival’, Hanna reflects here on Haraway’s thinking on storytelling, and poses a series of questions which resonate with her own creative practice. In her 2016 book,… Continue reading

Sculptural Representations | A visit to Sofia’s Museum of Socialist Art

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Clarrie Mowforth, a student on our MSc Creative Industries and Cultural Policy programme tells her about her experience at the Museum of Socialist Art in Sofia, Bulgaria. As a student of Creative Industries and Cultural Policy, when I travel abroad, (or anywhere) I become acutely interested in cultural attractions on offer to the humble tourist, and of observing the place of culture and heritage within a city. This was no different on a recent… Continue reading

INTERNSHIP: Visual Arts and Climate Change Adaptation

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While studying on our Masters programme in History of Art, MSc Collecting and Provenance student Justyna Ładosz is completing an internship with local charity Creative Carbon Scotland. Here she tells us about her experience. Over the last six months I have been working as the Arts and Adaptation Research Intern for Creative Carbon Scotland (CCS). CCS is a charity working across Scotland, which aims to increase collaboration between the cultural and sustainability sectors. My job was… Continue reading

Investigating the Hidden Histories of the Citizens Theatre Through Playwriting

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PhD candidate Jenny Knotts tells us about her research into the history of Glasgow’s Citizens Theatre.   My Practice-as- Research PhD, Play/writing histories: Navigating the Personal, Public and Institutional stories of Theatre Space. An Architextural study of the Citizens Theatre combines playwriting practice and architectural theory to explore hidden histories of Glasgow’s Citizens Theatre, whilst… Continue reading