Battle of Ideas. Can Culture Save the City?Institute of Ideas, London and University of the West of Scotland

  • Kosmala, K. (Invited speaker)
  • Brick, C. (Organiser)
  • McPherson, G. (Invited speaker)
  • Pauline Hadaway (Invited speaker)
  • Christine Hamilton (Invited speaker)
  • Alistair Donald (Chair)

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in workshop, seminar, course


Can Culture Save The City?
Tuesday 28 November 2017; 18:30 -20:00
University of the West of Scotland, Paisley campus, High Street, Paisley PA1 2BE.
Lecture Theatre P118
‘Cultural Policy now plays a major part in how our cities seek to reinvent themselves, and cities like Paisley are competing to be named UK City of Culture. But is culture really the key to regeneration?’
Pauline Hadaway writer and researcher; author, Re-imagining Titanic, re-imaging Belfast and Policing the Public Gaze
Christine Hamilton consultant, cultural policy; author, Where are the women?; former director of planning and development, Scottish Arts Council
Professor Katarzyna Kosmala chair in media, culture and visual arts, University of the West of Scotland; co-editor, Precarious Spaces: The Arts, Social and Organizational Change
Gayle McPherson professor of events and cultural policy, University of the West of Scotland
Alastair Donald associate director, Institute of Ideas; co-director, Future Cities Project

Period28 Nov 2017
Event typeConference
LocationPaisley Show on map
Degree of RecognitionInternational


  • culture
  • regeneration
  • policy
  • heritage
  • community arts