UWS at COP26. Creativity and climate justice on the waterfront: Insights from Glasgow

Activity: Talk or presentationOral presentation


Presented by Division of Arts and Media, School of Business and Creative Industries, the Creative Media Academy, and Protracted Crisis Research Centre, UWS.

The event combines – a relational walk to nearby site of the A-listed Govan Graving Docks, focusing on the ongoing artist and activist campaign to save the docks from the climate challenge perspective, including a discussion at the site.

With introduction to UWS’ decade of waterfront heritage zones research in Govan and Gdansk from Profs Katarzyna Kosmala and Graham Jeffery of UWS, a historical heritage overview in the context of regeneration issues from Liz Gardiner (Fablevision and UWS PhD researcher) and an overview of recent activism campaign to save docks by Iain McGillivray of the Clyde Docks Preservation Initiative.
Period5 Nov 2021
Event titleUWS COP26 EVENTS Art and Climate Change: Saving the Waterfront Heritage Zones? UWS COP26 EVENTS
Event typeSeminar
LocationGlasgow , United KingdomShow on map
Degree of RecognitionNational


  • waterfront heritage
  • climate justice
  • climate change
  • art intervention
  • climate activism
  • climate action