Artists’ Solidarity panel Buzzcut Festival at the Pearce Institute Glasgow

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Artists’ Solidarity panel

Fablevision in cooperation with the School of Media, Culture and Society at the University of the West of Scotland leads an interdisciplinary panel aimed to address challenges around grass roots art-centred activism, competing frameworks and raising individualism. As BUZZCUT Festival is focused on art engagement, the aim is to debate artists’ role in physical, social and cultural infrastructure developments, in particular in relation to the Govan Graving Docks’ futures.

Let’s talk about legacy of the past, present opportunities and real impact on the future. Let’s dis-course solidarity and community bringing in live experience from Govan (Glasgow), Gdansk (Poland) and beyond. Let’s focus on realised and planned interventions around Graving Docks. Let’s think about state of play and its possible futures. Let’s explore concepts around heritage reconstructions. Let’s listen, think, talk and share. Let’s make an impact.


Prof Katarzyna Kosmala/Liz Gardiner - Introducing Riverside Solidarity focused around artists’ residencies, bringing in live experience from Govan (Glasgow), Gdansk (Poland) and beyond.

Nic Green - A performance for the Govan Graving Docks Fluidity, transience and gender in post industrial place.

John Mullen – Engaging with perceptions and evidence of heavy industry on the Clyde within the Govan/Gdansk project.

Andrew McAvoy - Reflections on the re-conjuring of Govan's landscape narrative and human centric mapping.

T.S Beall - Recent projects based in and around Govan, and Govan's Hidden Histories.

Lee Ivett/Dr Ben Parry - Prototyping public space - affirming the value of ideas and agency as a means of building capacity and power within third sector organisations.
Period5 Apr 2017
Event titleBUZZCUT Festival: Side Burns Symposium
Event typeOther
LocationGlasgow , United KingdomShow on map
Degree of RecognitionInternational


  • arts research
  • community
  • solidarity
  • artist
  • regeneration