David McGillivray

Professor, interested in events, culture, digital participation & sport.

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Mega events, space and the city: Looking to Glasgow 2014

In this post I want to look back before looking forward on a thread of work that I’ve been involved in for a number of years. As we approach Glasgow’s 2014 Commonwealth Games, the issues I want to talk about are coming more to the fore. Anyway, let’s go back first. Over recent months I’ve…

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Evaluating Scotland’s London 2012 cultural offer

Yesterday finally saw the publication of the final report from a project I’ve been working on since July 2012. I was co-investigator on the impact evaluation of Scotland’s London 2012 Cultural Programme with my colleague Professor Gayle McPherson from UWS and consortium partners Dr Beatriz Garcia from the Institute of Cultural Capital, Liverpool University, Tamsin Cox from DHA and Rachel Granger, from Middlesex…

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Delivering a digital media project: achievements and learnings

As you’ll have heard me talk about before, I’m leading a large digital media project, Digital Commonwealth, and over the last few months with help from my project team I’ve moved from development to delivery mode. In this post I wanted to share some of the great work we’ve been able to achieve to date,…

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Collective futures: The Discovery Phase

I’ve just spent two enjoyable days in Shetland working on a case study as part of a collaborative project I’m working on with colleagues from Glasgow School of Art and Gray’s School of Art. The project is titled Collective Futures and focuses on the role of designer/maker collectives within the creative and cultural sector. It…

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The Digital Commonwealth goes live

It’s been a few months in the making and involved a great deal of sweat (and tears) but I’m now in the position to talk about the Digital Commonwealth project that I’ve been successful in being funded by the Big Lottery Fund.  It’s a big grant and that carries with it great responsibility to ensure…

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Taking research and teaching outside the classroom

Last week I’ve had the pleasure of spending two days at Birmingham City University’s School of Media. participating in two excellent events that provide an illustration of the value of sustainable collaborative work crossing institutional boundaries. The first event was a research seminar for the School’s Centre for Media and Cultural Research. Along with my…

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Free time, acceleration and fear of the digital

I’m just back from (not so sunny) Portugal having attended the Third Global Congress in Cultural Studies, hosted by the Universities of Aveiro & Minho along with partners from the University of Deusto (Spain) and Fortaleza, Brazil. With the theme …

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