David McGillivray

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


A disturbing myopia in Global Events Management?: A response to Rojek

It’s been a while since I’ve felt the need to draft a blog post – not because I’ve run out of content or decided that academic blogging is past its sell by date – but instead because I’ve simply not had the time or been provoked enough to react wi…


The ‘Live’ Olympics: The urban form as a venue

It’s been a few weeks now since the Olympics ended with a less than impressive live event which still garnered huge public interest on a global level. During the Olympics (some thoughts on the Paralympics later), along with Matt Frew and Jennifer …


Over determined spaces: From Live Sites to Olympic Venues

Working alongside my colleague Matt Frew (aka @graffiticloud) on Olympic Live Site research (www.researchinglivesites.net) I’ve been in London for two days now wandering around Olympic venues and experiencing the Live Sites and Celebration events …


Organic Communities: Reflections on #citizenrelay

I’m going to spend a little time talking about a project that you’ve heard me talking about before – our #media2012 in Scotland project #citizenrelay. The project is funded by Creative Scotland and carries with it a series of ‘deliverables’ (a phr…


#CitizenRelay, @UWSInteractive and students as producers

It’s been quite a few weeks since I last posted about something I’d provisionally called CitizenRelay. Time for an update. This project, funded by our partners at Creative Scotland, is now into the detailed planning stage and with that come the st…


Hello 2012: CitizenRelay goes live

Having posted two articles towards the end of 2011, it’s been a rather slow start to 2012. Anyway, that’s all past now and there’s a lot to look forward to this year, especially with the Olympic Games circus arriving in London in the summer. I’ve …


The Olympic Clean CIty: A Critique

Reading a blog post entitled, ‘The Olympic Super Brands take over London’ by former BBC sports editor Mihir Bose, got me thinking about one of the main arguments in my Event Policy: From Theory to Strategy book which is published by Routledge at t…

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